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Taberna Real

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Plaza Isabel II 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 59 69 22
10:00 - 00:30
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here as the first stop on a tapas tour and it was one of my favorite stops. We were treated to sweet vermouth, very different from the dry vermouth in the states, and Jamon Iberico. Both were excellent!

Thank Jacquie F
San Francisco
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I came here on a food tour and was introduced to Jamon Iberico de bellota from Joselito. Literally melts on the tongue and heavenly. The place has a lot of history and great artifacts, but the staff wasn't overly friendly and I can see how when it gets crowded it could be a very tough place for tourists to navigate... More 

Thank quetscha
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240 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

As part of a food tour, we stopped at Taberna Real as one of our tapas restaurants. We sampled the jamon (very good), but the stand out for me was the vermouth. I had never sampled vermouth before and this place really had a nice tasting. I would recommend you come here for a drink and sit outside and enjoy... More 

Thank JenniferLynn
Bellevue, Washington
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Perhaps the best Jamón Ibérico that we enjoyed in Madrid, perfectly sliced. Make sure that you try the Campo Real olives, toasted bread with tomato salsa and their hand-made potato chips (fried in olive oil). The Caña is cold and refreshing, as is the Tinto Verano. However, as others have pointed out, do not miss the Vermut.

Thank ELExplorador2014
New York City, New York
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849 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stopped for a sit in the sun and a bottle of water. Setting was fine. But the water was more than a beer at other places.

1 Thank Mike N
Sherman, TX, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Located on Plaza Isabella II, Taberna Real once quartered the servants of the Palicio Real, or so the legend goes. The best jamon iberico de bellota can be found right here. It is their mainstay tapas serving. The olives they serve with it are also wonderful Spanish olives. The sweet vermouth on tap is another reason why the locals frequent... More 

1 Thank Scott S
Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We had been staying at the Intur Palacia hotel nearby and found this Taberna by chance. Situated centrally, it's beautifully decorated inside with authentically tiled floors and walls and timber ceilings. We visited the Taberna on about six occasions, it was so good. Service quick and all the waiters were so friendly, a real highlight of our visit to Madrid!

Thank Bordersgeezer
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible service with bad tempered and rude waiters. If you Just want to have some drink, food and good times keep away from this place. It's a real tourist trap.

1 Thank TonySobrinho
Baltimore, Maryland
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251 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had Spanish sweet vermouth and tostadas with jamon iberico. Jamon Iberico is one of the greatest things I've ever eaten, and theirs was excellent. The restaurant has a great ambiance. It's apparently been around for quite some time.

Thank Adam T
Coventry, United Kingdom
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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were in the Opera area and decided to stop here for a drink. it is a great place for people watching and lovely tapas.

Thank SteveS1970

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Isabel II 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 59 69 22
Abierto desde 1997, nuestro Restaurante, nacio con el gran deseo de ofrecerles la mejor gastronomia, elaborada con productos frescos del mercado, en un ambiente acogedor, elegante y tranquilo, caracterizado por una decoracion castiza, y con un unico objetivo... Su satisfaccion

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
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 desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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