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El Rincón de Esteban

Average price €50
8.8/10
598 reviews

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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Este restaurante, que lleva el nombre de su dueño Esteban González, es el resultado del esfuerzo de toda una vida (nadie dijo que fuera fácil) por cumplir un sueño. El Rincón de Esteban ofrece una cocina clásica con productos de temporada y no es raro encontrar en sus mesas a personajes famosos del mundo de la política. Entre sus platos más conocidos encontramos el ‘Manda huevos’ (en honor a Don Federico Trillo), el foie de oca al Pedro Ximenez y pasas de Corinto hecho en casa, la perdiz a la toledana o la paletilla de lechal con patatas panaderas. Ricos guisos de cuchara como las alubias de Tolosa, las patatas revolconas o el cocido madrileño salpican su carta. Y, sin duda, los más golosos tendrán que reservarse para probar los borrachos rellenos de crema y nata (bien de dulce).

INSIDER tip

Merece la pena comer aquí todos los días. Pero venir en las jornadas temáticas de Caza, en las de bacalao y en la época de San Isidro te permitirá probar menús especiales muy top.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €50 Special request
Gazpacho
€8
Salmorejo
€10
Parrilla de verduras en salsa romescu
€16

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Paella mixta
Cochinillo
Carpaccio
Paella Mix
Iberico ham
Shoulder of a roasted lamb
Caldo gallego

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 598 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. PANAGIOTIS L.
    PANAGIOTIS L.
    • 2 reviews
    5/10

    I make the reservation for 6 persons. We order a plate of Paella for 3 persons because they charged 35 euro per person.After a half an hour they serve the order which was absolutely burned. We call the waiter who accepted our right and took out in order to serve a new one. Finally they bring a new plate of Paella with less seafood compared with similar we tasted in other restaurant I don't recommend at all this restaurant. I don't know how is rated 4.5.....

  2. Sandy F.
    Sandy F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Thank you to our server, it was a lovely evening.

  3. Jairo M.
    Jairo M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant with amazing atmosphere! One of the best places to try the classic Spanish cuisine. Qe had a great time, delicious food and great service! Definitely one of the top places I have ever been in Madrid!

  4. Lynn L.
    Lynn L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We booked for my father's 70th birthday and New Years Eve night. We had the set holiday menu. Food was really good for the holiday. They provided us with lucky grapes at midnight and allowed us to participate in local traditions. We really enjoyed it!

  5. M.Morayma R.
    M.Morayma R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food and the owner is always there. Great service

  6. Jasmin C.
    Jasmin C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Truly phenomenal experience with amazing food (especially the seafood paella), extremely warm hospitality and a very comfortable dining environment. Many thanks to Mr Esteban and his team for one of the best dinners we had in Spain!

  7. Natalia W.
    Natalia W.
    • 176 reviews
    10/10

    Muy atentos

  8. Marc H.
    Marc H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The best Paella and service in Madrid!

  9. Marc H.
    Marc H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding!!!

  10. Maria L.
    Maria L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Very Spanish restaurant with an attractive menu. We loved the atmosphere and decor.

  11. Richard E.
    Richard E.
    • one review
    9/10

    There are many many reviews left for restaurants and it just depends on your own expections and likes and dilikes. I read 20 reviews before I confirmed my booking and dome some very good, some not so good, it's to easy to generalize. We had a great meal with lovely wine and excellent service. We are from Dublin, Ireland.

  12. Sue W.
    Sue W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Warm, charming setting and not noisy. . Great oysters, delicious sole. Lamb chops were very disappointing. Small, grizzly with little meat. Service was good initially but tapered off as the evening progressed.

  13. Pam J.
    Pam J.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We had heard about the wonderful food and service at the Rincón de Esteban and were not disappointed. The seafood paella was delicious as was the Eggplant appetizer. A must try!! Our server was very friendly and offered us complimentary after dinner digestifs and truffles. We would definitely recommend dining at El Rincón de Esteban!!

  14. Mikal K.
    Mikal K.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    We enjoyed our meal. The mixed reviews concerned at first... but we found everything welcoming and the menu satisfactory... our food quite good. Restaurant was very busy .,. And some service was a bit rushed .... but we did get a nice dinner and enjoyed the many languages of the diverse crowd

  15. David S.
    David S.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Nice location and warm welcome but this is one of those dated places that has probably served the same food for 20years. Brown decor and lots of photos of proprietor on wall. Food was well cooked but unimaginative and the squid dish just a huge plate of over sweetened squid rings. Steak was decent, grilled lamb nice and crispy and the “free” aperitifs and amuse bouche were a nice touch. Some inappropriate chat about “finding me a nice 28 year old” for pudding really finished things off however. Probably a thousand more chic and current places to eat nearby.

  16. Betty R.
    Betty R.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here...all the little extra touches of professional service! 3 of us had the roast suckling pig and 1 had the steak tartare. All were excellent!

  17. Freek b.
    Freek b.
    • one review
    8/10

    Good food in a authentic Spanish atmosphere

  18. Magdalena B.
    Magdalena B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, service and great value! Highly recommend to anyone willing to try traditional Spanish cuisine! We had a mixed Paella, Gazpacho and mussels! Everything tasted great.

  19. Christopher B.
    Christopher B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Aquilino was our waiter. He was engaging and efficient. The food was well executed and unpretentious.

  20. Albert L.
    Albert L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food! Atmosphere! Service! 2nd time there and will definitely come back again!

More information

Opening time

Abierto de 12:30 a 00:00, horario ininterrumpido

How to get to the restaurant

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

Public transport

Metro Sevilla (L2)

Directions to get there

Acceso por la segunda puerta verde, a mitad de la calle.

las Cortes

City center, , Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen,

Services

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

, Can be privatized, , , , , Wheelchair Accessible,

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