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La Trainera

Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 76 80 35
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I started with the cream of mariscos soup--like a bisque--excellent. My wife had the white asparagus appetizer and really liked it. I had the grilled sole (lenguado a la plancha)--wonderful. My wife had the scallops. Thought the preparation was excellent but the scallops were a wee bit overcooked. I had the classic rice pudding for dessert and it was great.... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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699 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Trainera is an institution in the Salamancha area of Madrid. Their fish and seafood is fresh, made without any fancy additions, just to the point. Sole is their speciality - grilled, and a few potatos on the side. Delicious! Go their for fish or shellfish - steaks (they have one only) is not the place. The restaurant is cosy,... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

La Trainera has existed since I became aware of the restaurant word. The food has always been consistently good and the seafood outstanding. This time and the last one we noticed that the waiters were kind of rude towards the patrons. A person in our group very politely asked one of the floor supervisors if having a bad face or... More 

Thank PvM1
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really nice authentic restaurant, waiters are experienced and have been at it for quite some years. I go quite often, food is great, but not cheap.. Try the Bogavante.

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No. California
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174 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My favorite seafood place in Madrid--or maybe anywhere. The first thing I want to do in Madrid is go to La Trainera and have the gambas a la plancha! I have found the welcome friendly and the service excellent. I have never been disappointed.

Thank 100db
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Despite reservation, shunted on arrival into a back corridor with three tables, just past the kitchen and behind the main dining room. This seemed to be an 'atmosphere free' tourist area. Waiters did not make us feel welcome, but served adequately. Quality of the fish and cooking both excellent. Would certainly return if guaranteed table in front dining room, not... More 

Thank James610
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very fresh seafood extremely well prepared. Great service in an excellent location. A fine selection of wines and menu items.

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Madrid, Spain
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Very old, established seafood restaurant in one of Madrid's flasher suburbs, the product doesn't quite match the promise.

Thank Capetonian123
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Excelent sea food. Very well cooked Spanish style. We were 4 of us. All enjoyed the food. Excellent! We had as starters Cigalas my good! We almost eated the shells! Then we had Carabineros, ( big shrimps of a very bright red dark color). We enjoyed. The salad witg little shrimps and then Rodaballo, (see foto). See foto of the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner tonight at this amazing place, it was recommended by a colleague. We had ceviche, seafood and fish, all of our dishes were carefully prepared. The service is friendly and corteus. I recommend you to make reservations in advanced, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!

Thank Pablo R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 76 80 35

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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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