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El Caldero

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Huertas
As featured in Best Food in Madrid and 1 other guide
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Calle Huertas 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 50 44
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13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:30
Tue - Fri 20:00 - 00:00
Sat 20:00 - 00:30
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went looking for a paella in Madrid and was surprised what few establishments sold them. Stumbled on El Caldero, and wasn't disappointed. Fresh, pipping hot tasty food. Fairly reasonably priced. Good service. Good location - especially for dinner after visiting the art galleries in the evening.

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Huntington Beach, California
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565 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was only one reason we were here...the paella. I actually did a search for a restaurant near our hotel that had good paella. It turned out what I thought was an easy search was a little more complicated. The first criteria was that it had to be within walking distance of our hotel which was on Paseo del Prado,... More 

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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated a birthday with family. Paella was good.deserts were excellent. The Carmel vodka at the end was a perfect finish.

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ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this review

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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very unique in Madrid, not only from the atmosphere of the Las Letras Barrio and the beautiful windows of the corner of calle huertas. The inner tradition of the Murcian rice in the caldero receipe is the for sure the added value of this amazing restaurant. Most of the ingredients used in all the dishes are from... More 

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Thank Diana P
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this review

So proud reading your kind opinion, thank you very much!! More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Dined here with friends as we wanted Spanish food. We certainly got it. A good menu with friendly service, nice sangria too. We ate paella and all enjoyed it, servings are generous so dessert wasn't an option. Would recommend, this is not a with chips venue so enjoy it

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ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this review

Dear customer, We feel so proued reading your kind opinion. Thank you very much. More 

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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Sometimes I just don't get why certain restaurants receive the reviews they do on trip advisor. We were slightly hesitant to eat here but decided to give it a try anyway. No reservation midweek and managed to get a table. There's no doubt they rely on tourism as it means very little if any effort is made by any of... More 

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ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this review

Well, we get good reviews because the vast majority of our clients really love and appreciate our food. It´s called freedom: to choose, to enjoy, to review and back. Or not. Regards. More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this place based on the review from Rick Steves. We did not make any reservations so we were at the door by 8pm. The waiter was as mentioned - a little unfriendly. But there was another younger, good-looking waiter who was very friendly and helpful. Food-wise, we had the arroz and paella. It was nothing fantastic. We've... More 

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Australia
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant late in the evening and found the food quite good; particularly the prawn with mushroom and garlic. The steak was very tough. We went back a few nights later for the prawn and mushroom dish.

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Thank Graeme C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

...but aren't they all late dinners in Madrid. Simple traditional dishes, well made. Great service. Great people watching

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ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this review

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday night, we had booked. Upon arrival the welcome was....well there wasn't one. The waiter gestured at a table, so we sat there. We ordered our food, the waiter (a different one) was less than enthusiastic. The wine list is on an iPad, a good idea but it was slow and clumsy. The food arrived and was... More 

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ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments: the wine list on iPad is a good idea, the food arrived and was ok for the price, the waitress that bought the bill was nice, we have a great location. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:30
Monday
13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertas 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 50 44
Description
The best natural products from Murcia are taken everyday to bring you all the taste of Mediterraean sea, in the most important and beautiful tourist spot in Madrid.

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

Staying in Huertas

Neighbourhood Profile
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 — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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