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La Casa Del Abuelo

) #538 of 9,138 Restaurants in Madrid ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 23 19
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“garlic shrimp” (49 reviews)
“gambas” (55 reviews)
“tapas” (78 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 360 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here on every visit to Madrid, and am always satisfied. They do have the best Gambas al Ajillo in Madrid, as well as several other items like the ham, the langostinos and the Padron peppers. I always feel welcomed in here, and treated...More

Thank cosmokazi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive shrimp was good, but the service was not. People who came after us who orderd same things got their food before us. I ordered a small beer, but when i got the check they said there is no small beers, just large. Also bread...More

Thank Finnplay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This authentic, long-established Tapas bar on Calle Victoria in the heart of old Madrid is a sweet find just down from Puera Del Sol. Face Kilometro Zero, walk left and take the second street right to wend your way down from the Sol Metro station....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was perfect, although on the pricey end. But everything was delicious. I didnt like the Pulpo but my husband did. The calamities, scrimp and padrons pimientos was so good ☺️

Thank Trucci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Casa del Abuelo...The House of the Grandfather. Supposedly this place has one of the best "Gambas al Ajillo" (aka Shrimp Scampi) in Madrid. Lots of tapas bars offer this dish for a lot cheaper, but I wanted to try the best... €10.90 for raccione(portion),...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I went here on a food tour while visiting Madrid. Though the tour had several stops, all very tasty, La Casa Del Abuelo stands out. The shrimp were definitely delicious. If you go at night, the place can be a bit crowded, but everyone is...More

Thank Chicagowriter
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place if you are a seafood lovers. The garlic shrimps are unique and outstanding. It's a proof that the most simple food is the best. The staff is friendly and very talkative:)) you can find out even the recipe for the garlic...More

1  Thank Simona T
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Originally went with our Devour - Historic Madrid Wine and Tapas Tour (which I highly recommend as well). Loved the garlic shrimp, wine and atmosphere. A definite must! Delicious! Loved it so much we stopped by the next day for lunch.

Thank slhaubner
Reviewed 6 June 2017

It's not the friendliest place in Madrid, and you don't get your own plate (or extra sharing plates, or knives), but I really loved this place. The menu is small and almost exclusively seafood, with a few vegetarian options and some cold meat/cheese items. As...More

Thank Liza G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just off Plaza Mayer good value tapas and enjoyable sangria. friendly staff guided us through the menu.

Thank calmac259100
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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18 April 2017|
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Response from Kerim G | Reviewed this property |
No, at all. I don't think they accept reservations anyway. In the worst case, you can always go to other locations which are very close - around 2 minutes by walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 23 19
  • E-mail
La Casa del Abuelo is one of the Tapas Bars that you can't miss if you visit Madrid. This house is more than 100 years old and it's one of the most representative Taverns in Madrid. Specialities are shrimps in all of its varieties: grilled, with coarse salt and looking for the prefect cooking point and garlic shrimps, served in our terracotta casseroles with virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley. The tradition is to eat the shrimps with the red sweet wine "El Abuelo" that made this house famous. Today everything is served the same way than 100 years ago!
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