La Tasquita de Enfrente

Calle de la Ballesta, 6 28004 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €75.00
8,8 /10
153 reviews
424 reviews
Nueve de cada 10 cocineros –como los dentistas del anuncio- declaran que su restaurante favorito de Madrid es La Tasquita de Enfrente. En la calle Ballesta, este pequeño local lleva décadas haciendo del producto de máxima calidad su razón de ser. Juanjo López, cocinero y alma mater, es capaz de lograr magia a partir de unos simples callos, hechos a la manera de su familia, o de unos guisantes de lágrima de temporada. Sin trampa ni cartón, con la seguridad de que cuando lo que hay es bueno, poco disfraz necesita.

La Tasquita cuenta con sus propios clásicos, reverenciados por sus clientes de toda la vida. Un ejemplo es la ensaladilla rusa, considerada la mejor de Madrid. Otro es la raya a la mantequilla negra, quizá también la número uno entre las de la capital. Son dos platos por los que merece la pena acudir de cuando en cuando, aunque la verdadera chicha del asunto son los fuera de carta, que Juanjo se encarga de cantar y que permiten catar salmonetes, setas o una becada fuera de serie. En La Tasquita nunca falla nada y eso, irremediablemente, genera fieles de por vida.

INSIDER tip

En La Tasquita hay cocido por encargo y no hay que perdérselo: es de los mejores de Madrid.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€75.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €23.00
    En flaske vin
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant La Tasquita de Enfrente

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Gran Vía (L1 y L5) o Callao (L3 y L5)

Opening time

Comida de: 13:30 a 16:00 (de lunes a sábado)
Cena de: 20:30 a 00:00 (de lunes a sábado)

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Ticket restaurant , Visa
  • Air conditioned
Fabulous
8,8 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    51
  • 9
    50
  • 8
    21
  • 7
    14
  • < 7
    17
Food
8,9
Service
8,9
Setting
8,4
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
16/153 reviews
Jeff B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Oct 2017
Muchas gracias a todos en La Tasquita de Enfrente.

Superb food backed up by great service.
Peter P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Jun 2017
Too much fish in the tasting menu. The Russian salad was very ordinary for this type of menu.
Robert G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Jun 2017
My husband and I enjoy fine dining and decided to give La Tasquita de Enfrente a try given its Michelin recommendation and the fact that they accept well-behaved dogs. We took a good friend from New York there at lunch to celebrate his birthday, and our chihuahua, Susie, got to tag along. What a treat! Three of us had the tasting menu -- classic dishes from the restaurant, artfully presented, and in just the right portion size. The food is delicious, the ambiance comfortable, and the service good without being intrusive. They have an extensive wine list featuring wines from around Spain and around the world. The wines were served at the perfect temperature. Pricey for Madrid, but well worth the price given the quality and overall dining experience. We look forward to returning!
Jaime E.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Apr 2017
Excelente ambiente, trato, calidad,.... una gran experiencia
Susan L.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Apr 2017
This is a wonderful,special place in service, decor and food. The ambiance is perfect.
Antonin D.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Feb 2017
Amazing place, the chef proposes to you a 6-courses dinner that just blew my mind. Great quality products, generous service, and impressive cellar. Would advise strongly anyone with the budget to go!
Laura S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
4
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 8 Feb 2017
When one offers a tasting menu, the client might think this restaurant has something to say about not only food, but products, manipulation, arrangements, etc. However, the food at the Tasquita is mediocre, obviously superior (not far superior) in flavour and product than average Tascas, but very behind expectations. The tasting menu (70€) its amateur, naming just a few dishes: 1. Cured Turnip - the cocido sauce overwhelmed the aromas of black truffle and saturated the dish with a very jelly-like texture. 2. Ensaladilla is a classic and generally free tapa. Paying 70€ just don't add salmon roe and feel great about it. It is just offensive. 3. Meatball with mini diced fried potatoes, again classic tapa, nothing to say. Overall, I advice not to give in this trend of doing a tasting menu, just refrain if there is nothing worth communicating. Tasquita de Enfrente is a Tasca, not great food, just average, pretending to be actually good, which is not.
Stephan P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Dec 2016
My 10th or 11 th time to eat here and it just gets better! La Tasquita continues to be my favorite restaurant in all of Spain. From the smoked eel with pear to the lightly fried sea anemone to the cardoon with almond milk and artichokes, every bite was perfectly executed and beautifully seasoned. The chef here is highly creative, brilliantly technical and the consummate host as he "touches" each table. I'll be back, but not soon enough!
JohnFred R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Dec 2016
This is our six or seventh visit over as many years that we've been visiting Madrid from New York City, and it remains one of our favorite dining spots in the world. The food is special, the service is flawless, the value undeniable. Arturo is gifted at pairing wines with courses: this is a treat in itself. Tasq
Elissa K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 25 Oct 2016
The chef was wonderful, accommodating of our quirks, and presented us with beautifully prepared and seemingly simple (but not) dishes. They were all exquisite. The wine was not expensive but not to our taste.
Tanya C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Oct 2016
Excellent food, had a great evening, highly recommend
Richard F.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Jun 2016
The restaurant is a real find and the evening was wonderful. The staff is multi-lingual, efficient and kind. The environment is small and enjoyable and the food was TERRIFIC. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Alexander O.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 25 Jun 2016
Really good food. Great experience. Great evening.
João T.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 17 Jun 2016
It was not my first experience and it is a restaurant I always recommend to friends that go to Madrid.
This time it was not exactly at the same level, maybe it was because the owner was not there.
But it was "good" anyway, just not "really good".
Joan H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Jun 2016
Lovely meal in a lovely art filled space.
Maria H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Apr 2016
Second time here and am as impressed as I was the first time. Delicious, inventive food with local seasonal ingredients and very personalized and attentive service. I often eat out alone when traveling for work and find most restaurants pay less attention to the solo diner. Tasquita seems to do the opposite, paying a bit more attention to make sure you are comfortable but never overbearing. Really nice experience.
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