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El Barril de las Letras

Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
+34 911 86 36 32
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (64 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good ambiance and great service. Would recommend reservations. The Seafood Rice was outstanding. Very nice wine list. The kids favorite desserts during vacation.

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the restaurant while wandering around the area and it looked promising. Reservations made for 930pm, relatively full at that time. Noticed a mix of English and Spanish speaking patrons, some that seemed like locals since the wait staff knew them. That was a good...More

1  Thank cantmissit
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had a fabulous meal here on our last day in Madrid. The restaurant opens for dinner at 7:30pm. The ambiance is rustic old-world with exposed brick and stone walls, but modern and updated! Portions are generous, so my husband and I shared a delicious salad...More

Thank joyful1LasVegas
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We arrived on time for our early reservation. Although few diners at this point no one greeted us or showed us where to sit. We finally got someone's attention. A long wait for a server to approach us and spoke no English so could not...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Our second visit here. First time was really good. The second time was fine, but could not match the first. The cheese platter starter was excellent. The main course - seafood risotto with shrimp (one!) was good, but for this place we expected even a...More

Thank BjoernG_Oslo
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This restaurant is in walking distance of The Prado. It is a beautiful place and the food is incredible. There were four of us for lunch and were seated in the dining room. Two of us had the lobster paella and it was terrific. The...More

Thank sagecal10
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much sagecal10 for visiting us and for leaving us such a positive comment about it. We are happy to read that your experience in our restaurant was so highly positive and we hope you can return soon to repeat it. A warm...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to me and my family from the host of our airbnb upon check in. I made a reservation for 5 people. We were immediately greeted and seated upon our arrival. Jose, one of the employees, continued to search for a wine...More

Thank autumnfigueroa19
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much autumnfigueroa19 for your visit and for leaving us such a detailed and positive comment about it. We were happy to read that they enjoyed a great experience in our restaurant and that you all ended up satisfied and happy with the...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Full Disclosure: When I arrived I was in about as good a mood as is possible. The weather was perfect, my flight had been good, when I arrived at my nearby hotel I was able to access my room right away at 11 a.m., took...More

Thank caromex13
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much caromex13 for your visit and for leaving us such a positive comment about it. We are happy to read that you enjoyed a great experience in our restaurant and hope to see you again on your next visit to Madrid. A...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Recommended by and booked by our Hotel NH Collection Suecia (via Katy the concierge) A short 5 minute walk from our Hotel and had a mix of everything seafood as we were told – excellent! Well we were seated in the restaurant on the second...More

1  Thank Shipwrecked49
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you very much Shipwrecked49 for your visit and for leaving us such a positive comment about it. We are happy to read that you enjoyed a great experience on such a special date in our restaurant and hope you can return soon to repeat...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Recommended by the Westin concierge. It was two streets away and had a mix of ,everything seafood we were told. Well we were seated on the second level which gave us great leverage over the restaurant. The baked scallops were tasty and presented rather nicely....More

1  Thank Greacia H
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you very much Greacia H for visiting us and for leaving us a comment about it. We are glad to read that you enjoyed a great experience in our restaurant and hope you can return soon to repeat it. A warm greeting and thanks...More

Nearby
Huertas
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 —
...More
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Ramp man
8 November 2015|
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Response from grupo-oter | Property representative |
Good morning. If you provide an email we not have any problem to send the wine list of El Barril de las Letras so you can find the wine you crave . Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Monday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Thursday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Friday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 911 86 36 32
  • E-mail
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