El Barril de las Letras

C/ Cervantes, 28 28014 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €28.00
8,9 /10
824 reviews
971 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

Fabulous
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    299
  • 9
    208
  • 8
    196
  • 7
    59
  • < 7
    62
Food
9
Service
9
Setting
8,7
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
57/824 reviews
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
(5 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.
Explorer
(5 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.
Charles P.
Foodie
(19 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Oct 2018
Nice maitre d excellent and reasonable wine list. Ham superb so was sea bass
Alison H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Oct 2018
We booked at El Barril on the recommendation of our host. Our meals lived up to all the expectations. All of the staff were friendly, warm but professional and very efficient. It was a lovely evening! Definitely recommended for a special dinner.
Joel G.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2018
Despite the. Industrial setting of cement walls and overhead pipes, the meal was delicious.
ANA R.
Foodie
(28 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2018
Es bastante ruidoso
Jose D.
Foodie
(24 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
8
Service
2
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 20 Aug 2018
Good food but TERRIBLE service. The waitress was very rude and did not even knew that the plates included.
Carlos P.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Jul 2018
Un sitio agradable para comer
Troilov R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Jun 2018
Took a dish of the day, shrimp in garlic sauce and fish. My wife also took asparagus and local wine. Everything is fresh and cooked perfectly. Interestingly decorated, good atmosphere
Ibis D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 May 2018
Excelente!
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