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El Rincon de Esteban

Calle Santa Catalina 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 92 89
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Santa Catalina 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very famous in Madrid, the personnel is very professional and each waitress speaks English. The dishes are Spanish based i.e., the bull. Price in the middle

Thank furio75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot, was well written up so we decided to try. Very much enjoyed. Nice atmosphere. Meal and service excellent. Had the fresh fish of the day. The wife had a wonderful salad.

Thank Murray2805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent last week in Lisbon and this week in Madrid... had dinners at all the top rated restaurants and most were very good...but of all the great places we went to this was the BEST. The food, the atmosphere and the service were all exceptional....More

Thank LenGadaleta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the griled vegetables. Wife had the sirloin and I had the oxtails. The staff kept bringing extra, wonderful surprises throughout. Relaxing and elegant at the same time.

Thank RandMNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant we tried in Madrid, though it’s quite expensive. Whatever we tried was very good to excellent! Very fresh clumps as starter, Mixed paella was the best we have ever tasted. Portion for two if huge but price goes to 50€, better to make...More

Thank VassilisTs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service, friendly, helpful, welcoming owner . Good Spanish food ...not aimed at tourists. Good atmosphere.

Thank Rachel0258
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. It's surprisingly very good for "tourist quality" with a sense of elegance, white tablecloths, intimate setting although close to other tables. Early evening customers wore shorts, business suits, t-shirts, fine tops, so it was quite mixed. Even so, we enjoyed...More

Thank Seabird_6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having visited the Prado for a couple of hours we were both tired and starving and craving for lunch. By accident we stumbled in to the El Rincon on our way home and discovered a classic old style Spanish restaurant. 19th century interior design...More

Thank Claes N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great meal and a fun time..this is your place for fresh seafood and tapas if you are in this area Of Madrid.The-place has a great tapas bar and a separate dining area. Been to both and each is charming with great food..Do yourself...More

Thank elaine g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the staff were very helpful and friendly. There is plenty of framed photographs on the wall of celebrities which have eaten in the restaurant which was awesome! The food was incredible. Very happy and am delighted I found this place....More

Thank Cormac2017
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once
home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de
Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The
neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich
heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes
from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas
receives a fair amount of spillover from the center —
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Questions & Answers
31 December 2017|
Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
From either plaza, walk toward the Congreso or toward El Parque de Retiro. Santa Catalina is small street so look carefully or you will miss it.
6 November 2017|
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Response from JCClaro | Reviewed this property |
There are "a la carte" menu.
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4 November 2016|
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was in Madrid a few weeks ago and walked by the restaurant at lunch and it was open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Catalina 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 92 89
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It is a family restaurant that takes care of its traditional Spanish food. It offers a warm atmosphere and an unbeatable quality, where every detail enhances the difference.
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