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El Barril de Recoletos

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Recoletos 9, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 36 11 01
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Geneva, Switzerland
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I have eaten here like 30 times. In summer outside, in winter inside on the hightables near the bar (wine is always close by :-). Always well received. Courtesy, good hints for fresh arrivals and impeccaple service and food mark this place. I love seafood. Yesterday we had gambas blancas from Huelva, southern Spain. Mid size prawns and you would... More 

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Thank DRC1957
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much DRC1957 for your many visits and for leaving us such a detailed and positive comment about the last one. We are happy to read that, once again, you enjoyed a good experience and we hope you can repeat it soon. A warm greeting and thanks for trusting Grupo Oter More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Dined here after been recommended by our hotel reception really nice surroundings excellent wine list and choice of dishes we ended up having the sea bass baked in sea salt couldn't fault it I will visit again next time we are back in this wonderful city

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Thank smartinteriors
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and for leaving us such a positive comment about it smartinteriors. We are glad that you will enjoy the experience in our restaurant so much and hope to see you again soon. A warm greeting and thanks for trusting in Oter Group More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing, one of the best places I've eaten in madrid! You should try el pulpo a la gallega! 👌🏻👌🏻

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Thank Jose Antonio G
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for having visited us Antonio G. We are glad that the experience was so positive and enjoyable, and we will be happy to welcome you again whenever you want. A warm greeting and thanks for trusting in Oter Group More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Across from the AC Recoletos hotel, specialized in fish, but just okay, food not notable but acceptable. However, service was fantastic. They were very nice to our group and made the experience very pleasant.

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Thank BruceUSA
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for having visited us BruceUSA. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant and hope you can return soon to repeat. A warm greeting and thanks for trusting in Grupo Oter More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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255 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Enjoyed a great dinner here near the end of our stay in Spain. Dined on local favorites and were very happy with our choices. Excellent service and wine topped off an enjoyable evening. Good value as well as prices were quite reasonable.

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Thank NC-World-Traveler-Sr
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us. We are glad that your experience has been so positive and pleasant in our restaurant, and hope that they can return to repeat soon. A cordial greeting More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great staff and service, excellent food, unbelievable value for a Brit! And now I have to say more to get to Tripadvisors stupid character count

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grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us. We are pleased that both nuetro from enjoying restaurant and hopefully you do it again soon. a cordial greeting More 

London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent attentive and professional service The best fresh Seafood Lobster (entire) for only € 34,00 !

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Thank John013
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us. We are pleased that from enjoying their experience and good fresh lobster. We hope to see you again soon at one of our restaurants, a cordial greeting More 

New York City, New York
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155 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant had excellent food and an excellent Ambience. We ordered Spanish Meats, Fish and a Bottle of Red wine. After we went down the street and walked the town. This Place was Quiet, food was awesome and the price was reasonable. If you go try to arrive after 8 pm. Since restaurants are not open for dinner sooner.

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Thank Aldora-Travelers
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us. We are pleased that engrossed in their experience in our restaurant and we hope that they can return to repeat soon. Best wishes and apologize for taking so long to respond More 

Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

El Barril is amazing... Top notch service and a superior selection of food and drinks. Excellent choices of scotches and wines and champagne. They'll come and do the steak tartare right at your table and it is second to none outside of France. Impeccable service - they took excellent care of us as we dined outside. I recommend the razor... More 

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Thank Steve-in P
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us and leave us a comment so positive about it. We are glad that you have enjoyed your experience and hope you can return soon to repeat it. A cordial greeting More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This restaurant - in an excellent location, in a quiet street in Barrio de Salamanca, is a real find for any seafood lover.

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Thank Kaliorexi2016
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de Recoletos, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and leave a comment. We are glad that your experience has been aradable and you were able to enjoy our seafood. We hope to see you again soon, a cordial greeting More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Recoletos 9, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 914 36 11 01

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighbourhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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