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El Rincón de Esteban

Calle de Sta. Catalina, 3, 28014 Madrid
Average price €40

El Rincón de Esteban

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Chef Jesús Barreiro
Dietary optionsVegetarian dishes
Andalusian gazpacho style
Burrata, salad with tomato and truffle oil
Tomates Elegidos con Ventresca

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Gilberto G.1 review

    January 17, 2024


    Siempre que venimos a Madrid vamos al Rincón de Esteban por di excelente comida y servicio. Además, me dan mi bandera de PR 🥰

  • Nick C.1 review

    November 26, 2023


    We only had 48 hours in Madrid and we are traveling with our 3 year old toddler. We made a reservation at 1pm, we sat down right away. We ordered some bread, wine, artichokes, suckling pig and ox stew. We loved everything about this cute restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance. We got lucky our toddler was on his best behavior or it would have been a different experience as it’s a romantic spot not necessarily a spot designed for kids. Perfect date lunch or dinner and highly recommended!

  • Patrícia C.1 review

    November 17, 2023


    This restaurant was absolutely wonderful and the food amazing! And the service was just great, with super friendly waiters ???? we came to Madrid to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday and they set us up in a small private room with a wonderful local feeling ❤️ super recommend!!!

  • John R.1 review

    November 3, 2023


    The paella was burned & the quality was low.

  • Víctor P.7 reviews

    October 22, 2023


    Nos ha gustado mucho!!!

  • Diane B.2 reviews

    October 14, 2023


    Quaint and quiet place. A bit overpriced but we enjoyed the escape from the crowds. The paella was good!

  • Jay B.1 review

    October 8, 2023


    This was a neighborhood restaurant not on a main street but in a nice section of Madrid. We were greeted warmly and were seated right on schedule with our reservation. The owner (or the manager) was very personable and made recommendations regarding food items and on wine and we never felt rushed. Our two appetizers and two entrees were wonderful and the wine he recommended was excellent and not expensive (35Euros). We went early (7:30) on a Sunday but the restaurant soon filled up, mostly with locals. Johan provided us with after dinner drinks (tasted like Baileys). I will go back the next time we visit relatives in Madrid.

  • Jan Thore E.1 review

    September 17, 2023


    Fantastic food and wine. Really, the best food and wine experience we have had in Madrid, and we have been to Michelin restaurants here.... Great waiters, perfect wine and great atmosphere. Definetely coming back here again.

  • Adrian C.1 review

    September 10, 2023


    A great traditional Spanish restaurant, waiters were excellent with their suggestions and food was cooked perfectly.

  • Maritza H.1 review

    May 29, 2023


    This restaurant is a gem in Madrid, we loved it when we visited 7 years ago, and this time our experience was excellent too. Since the moment you get in, until you left they made you feel special, taking care of all the details, making the moment really outstanding.

  • Milena V.

    Milena V.13 reviews

    May 26, 2023


    Fuimos a celebrar la graduación de mi hija. Tienen solo Estrella Damm, pedimos la especial y no tenían, luego pedimos un vino y ya no les quedaba. Eran las 21:30. Pedimos mejillones recibimos 10 o 12 pequeñísimos, el chuleton con 45 dias de maduración era fresco y 55euros el kg, las patatas lo peor que he comido, el solomillo decepcionante.. Lo unico que nos gusto fueron las alcachofas, porque hasta el cafe era malo. Total que hemos pagado 59€ por comensal y nos hemos ido decepcionados. Tengo que decir que la camarera se esforzó mucho para remediar los problemas, pero llegados a este punto era imposible.

  • Raj H.1 review

    May 20, 2023


    We were led to a second location that lacked the ambience of the original room and so it was a bit disappointing that the atmosphere was lacking. Service and food were good.

  • William P.1 review

    April 24, 2023


    Wonderful, personal attentive service in quiet, quaint atmosphere with excellent food. Excellent value for the money. Started coming here eight years ago, never disappointed and highly recommended.

  • John P.2 reviews

    April 19, 2023


    The restaurant has a good atmosphere because it is relatively small, the staff are friendly and happy. It has a classy, traditional vibe. The service was very good and our waiter was very helpful and prepared to advise (and knowledgeable about the 'Rock & Roll' music scene in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s). Four of us had two courses each, so a good selection of dishes to form an opinion, and the food was average. Much of it was far too salty, the vegetarian paella was not good at all (just green beans and rice!). We asked for a side of extra vegetables (which were far too over-cooked) and we received a charge of 16 euros for the privilege. We witnessed food being sent back to the kitchen and replaced at the next door table. To add some balance to this review, one of our party enjoyed his grilled sole very much. It is worth making the point that this is not a cheap restaurant - we subsequently dined in 4 or 5 other local restaurants and came to the conclusion that we had made a mistake booked El Rincon de Esteban for our first evening. The food was better and the prices were much fairer at other places.

  • Stephen L.1 review

    March 25, 2023


    Despite having a reconfirmed reservation, the Maitre’D could not find it in his handwritten book. He grudgingly seated us after being shown an email confirmation. Not exactly a warm welcome. Drink orders were taken, but he did not reappear to take our food order for another 15 minutes in response to my complaint. No apologies, but some tepid food tapas were offered, Service was dreadful: sloppy and haphazard. Cutlery which landed in a wine cooler was fished out and tossed in the table without even being dried. Food was merely average and arrived cold. Would not recommend this place to anyone,

  • Paul H.1 review

    March 14, 2023


    We arrived and the door was closed and nobody was there although the lights were on! This is just a warning to other customers as the restaurant was open, only further down the street. This could easily be missed. Lovely, traditional, old Madrid establishment. High quality food and good service.

  • Tara T.1 review

    February 26, 2023


    Really bad service. The food had no flavour and expensive. Very disappointing as I booked for my family whilst we were visiting Madrid as the reviews here were good.

  • Arcangelo D.45 reviews

    February 26, 2023


    Ristorante con cucina tipica Spagnola.

  • Vicente P.2 reviews

    December 17, 2022


    Demasiado peseteros...

  • Tim J.

    Tim J.1 review

    December 8, 2022


    Excellent food. Excellent service and atmosphere


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Opening time
Open today

01:30 PM - 11:00 PM
01:30 PM - 11:00 PM
01:30 PM - 11:00 PM
01:30 PM - 11:00 PM
01:30 PM - 11:00 PM
01:30 PM - 11:00 PM
01:30 PM - 11:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Calle de Sta. Catalina, 3, 28014, Madrid, Spain

Additional information

, City center, Cortes, Huertas, Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen, Parque del Retiro,


Barbecue, Lamb, Suckling pig, Good for families, Good for groups, Terrace, Traditional, , , , Father's Day, New year's eve, , Vegetarian dishes


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 120 people)

, , , , , , , Wheelchair Accessible, , Wifi

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