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El Barril de las Letras

9.1/10
1174
C/ Cervantes, 28, 28014 MadridSee map

Average price €28

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €28
Centollo gallego (Kilogramo.)
€75
Salpicón de marisco tibio al vinagre de Jerez
€23
Nécoras gallegas. (100 gr.)
€11

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.1/10
based on 1174 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Erik M.
    Erik M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food but overpriced ( for what you pay they charge you for the bread)

  2. Juan Francisco D.
    Juan Francisco D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Muy recomendable

  3. Carolina G.
    Carolina G.
    • 28 reviews
    10/10

    Todo genial, como siempre que voy!

  4. Lizbeth C.
    Lizbeth C.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    We loved this restaurant. The ambiance so elegant and refine but so inviting and warm. We will visit the others 26!

  5. Bilal G.
    Bilal G.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Perfecto...

  6. Carlos D.
    Carlos D.
    • one review
    7/10

    Un poco caro

  7. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • one review
    8/10

    Two dinners at this restaurant in Feb 2020. Really delicious both times. Service good. Ambience pleasant. I really don't like a TV in a restaurant!!

  8. Karen R.
    Karen R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was really good. They had to cancel my first reservation, but gave me the option to go have my dinner on an other hour. I liked that.

  9. Paolo C.
    Paolo C.
    • 50 reviews
    10/10

    Calidad!

  10. Alberto V.
    Alberto V.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent, in the best tradition of Spanish restaurants. From the start with a ”caña” to the entries (mainly seafood) and the fish, as well as the glass of wine, everything was delicious. Kind attention all the time.

  11. Laureano S.
    Laureano S.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Always a great choice for seafood!!!

  12. Tim W.
    Tim W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Warm welcome, really efficient and helpful service and food was amazing. Shared the rice and prawns dish which was so good and a really nice ambience

  13. Nicholas f.
    Nicholas f.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    A nice ambience and the food was good. It was way more expensive than restaurants of equal quality in Madrid. Several people came to take our orders before we had even opened the menu - felt a bit impatient. We were crammed in between other tables when there were plenty of more private tables available. Food was great, but I would not go back.

  14. Pilar C.
    Pilar C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Un gran velada

  15. Yavuz A.
    Yavuz A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Was a wonderfully delicious dinner with crabs, shrimps, calamari, octopus and fish. Great wine menu... very good wine selection by the glass.

  16. Nick B.
    Nick B.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Some employees are rude and making lot of noise while moving or putting down dishes,one woman waiter was very sloppy (descuidada) and complaining all the time..i go to the restaurant almost once a week..always the same....few are super nice..

  17. Ethan C.
    Ethan C.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing grilled sea bass!!

  18. Marcel V.
    Marcel V.
    • one review
    8/10

    Tasty food. Reasonable price. Cosy interior. Nice place to sit and eat easy. Could be warm when there are a lot of people. Hospitality could be friendlyer.

  19. Frank B.
    Frank B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant is really upscale in every way. The welcome is charming and professional. The servers are wonderful, all friendly and going out of their way to help you. The wee amusent bouche soup taster was delicious. We shared a very tasty salad and although slightly too much lettuce was amazing. Our sea bass mains we agreed were the best we have ever eaten. A few bones in mine but hey ho! My Scotch Whisky ice cream dessert rounded everything off perfectly. A great romantic anniversary meal !

  20. Lou E.
    Lou E.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great location. Superb service. Ate here two nights. Food very, very good but not excellent. gazpacho soup excellent. Iberico ham very good but a bit thick. Salad with fruit outstanding but crunchy lamb chops very a bit disappointing...very, very fatty. Do recommend and will return.

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How to get to the restaurant

C/ Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Spain

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About the restaurant

"El Barril is a classic, one of the most prestigious restaurants in Madrid in the Salamanca district. Now if you like its excellent product and love to get out of the center of the city, you have a new option with the same quality: El Barril de Las Letras.

Taking its name from the neighborhood in which it is located, El Barril de Las Letras is a modern venue, decorated with a vintage style where white predominates. In addition to its trademark prestige, is the menu in which quality fish and seafood prevail.

Venture to try a Denia red prawn, monkfish with black tripe, or the creamy rice pudding... you will be left fascinated and eager to go back, not to mention the charm of your environment. Reserve your table!"

Features

, , Seafood platter, , , , , Father's Day, , , Travelers' Choice 2020

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 30 people)

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