El Barril de las Letras

C/ Cervantes, 28 28014 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €28.00
9 /10
881 reviews
991 reviews

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About the restaurant El Barril de las Letras

"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!"

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€28.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.75
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €2.47
    Glass of wine
  • €15.40
    Bottle of wine
  • €4.18
    Glass of champagne
  • €2.20
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant El Barril de las Letras

Opening time

Servicio ininterrumpido de lunes a domingo de 12:30 a 24:30 horas

Services

Excellent
9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    331
  • 9
    219
  • 8
    206
  • 7
    61
  • < 7
    64
Food
9,1
Service
9
Setting
8,8
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
65/881 reviews
Nick B.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Oct 2019
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..
Ethan C.
Foodie
(18 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2019
Amazing grilled sea bass!!
Marcel V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 11 Sep 2019
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.
Frank B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Sep 2019
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 !
Lou E.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Sep 2019
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.
Maria Felisa D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Aug 2019
El arroz negro estaba exquisito!
Anthony L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Aug 2019
From drinks to dessert, our meal was awesome! The sea bass was absolutely amazing.
Beatriz A.
Foodie
(38 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Jul 2019
Calidad de la materia prima excelente, servicio impecable y ambiente ideal! Para repetir seguro!
Manuela K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
4 /10
Food
4
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 5 Jul 2019
Unfortunatelly most of the asked dishes were not available this evening even though it was early (21.00 h).
Furthermore the service didn't speak english, so the communication was difficult. (e.g. " please I don't want boiled patatoes, I would like grilled or roasted potatoes". Then he brought me boiled potatoes !!??).
Valdis V.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Jun 2019
We had been here once before on a previous trip, so returning was in itself, a credit to the restaurant. If anything this time was even better. Very nice setting and excellent food.
Noemi G.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Jun 2019
excellent
Nick V.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Jun 2019
A super warm, welcoming and all-round delightful place. The staff accommodated us with our baby carriage, arranging a quiet corner table without hassle, and we were very impressed with the quality of the food. We ordered grilled asparagus, octopus with aioli and a sort of lobster paella, all of which was delightful. When the bill came I was prepared to pay the price for a high-end seafood dinner in London or New York, but it was far below that. A very reasonable price for a lovely dinner.
Shea R.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 May 2019
We had a wonderful meal in Madrid! Every dish was delicious.
Aylene G.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Mar 2019
This is our third trip to this restaurant, we always come here when we are in Madrid. We had a lovely evening, yet again. All the waiting staff are charming and the food was absolutely delicious.
Liliana A.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 22 Mar 2019
Needed better lighting
Joel G.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Feb 2019
Everything was great, but the artichokes were the highlight.
Albert R.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 17 Jan 2019
Probably de best fish restaurant in Madrid
Ian J.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Dec 2018
El Barril de las Letras is a real find. Delicious, sophisticated, restaurant, drawing upon Spanish traditions with a modern flair, and a seafood focus, well-supported by an extremely pleasant, professional and knowledgeable front of house. Highly recommmended for both local and international diners. (Non seafood options also offered)
Lola V.
Foodie
(14 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 4 Dec 2018
Estupendo
Yana G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Nov 2018
Great dinner. Paella was delicious as was my ceviche starter. Service was also excellent. We needed to send a steak back to be cooked more and it was handled without incident. Once cooked to our desired temperature, it was also excellent.
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