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Casa Labra

Calle Tetuan 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 06 16
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried cod” (46 reviews)
“bacalao” (90 reviews)
“tapas” (92 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Tetuan 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore the croquette de bacalao. It's so salty good, best matched with a cerveza of course! It's nearly always busy, so be prepared for lines and crowds!

Thank stefnicole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant troubled by it's own popularity fall in line to buy average bacalo and poor crouquettes no customer service is another country to this place it is so used to being popular that service and food has suffered. surley staff and mediocre food. best...More

Thank jbrussellgreen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Madrid as a solo traveller, researching art, and spending time in Madrid Centro. I'd tag behind the tour guides veering off Calle de Alcalá to Calle Gran Via knowing they'd be visiting something of note. This is how I happened upon Casa Labra....More

Thank KGGardner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been around several times around 5pm for a small beer and a couple of tapas. The weather allowed us to stand on the street. Great cod tapas - and you have to try the tunas as well. The Spanish socialist party was founded...More

Thank Mads R
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Very famous both with locals and tourists, still kept intact since it’s opening, this place is a must while being in Madrid. Always full, has a restaurant and a tapas section plus a terrace. The food - best fish I’ve ever had and more. The...More

Thank PrimeGlobetrotter
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a traditional tapas bar, where we could sit and enjoy our meal in comfort and could probably not have chosen better than the Casa Libre (est 1860, so they must be doing something right). Behind the bar is a dining area...More

Thank Paddockwit
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to eat !!!!!! I have been in Madrid 5 days and I ate there 3 times !!! Paella is amazing and not just it !!! Price is good as well for the quality of food you will eat !!! Amazing !!!

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We arrived and the restaurant was full, however the security guard on the door, although didn't speak English, helped us get a tapas table. We waited about 30 minutes but this bustling bar is a nice place to wait. The staff were extremely friendly and...More

Thank Kelstongh
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here because the outside was packed with people at tables and standing around. I scored a table and my husband went inside to get wine and tapas. The line to get in never stopped and thankfully for those standing in line, moved fast. Prices...More

Thank lynnjm52
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Typical city snack place. Very good fried fish. Traditional deco. Frequented by locals. A must when in Madrid.

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
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30 December 2016|
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Response from Ricardo D | Reviewed this property |
On new year's eve, the place will be completely packed. I am not sure they will allow your dog to enter the restaurant. They do have an outside terrace. Try. And if you are not allow or you don't like how crowded the place... More
19 January 2015|
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Response from Traveleando | Reviewed this property |
You can and should make reservations, but the real experience (and my recommendation) is at the front where no reservations are needed. It's a casual come and go place. You eat croquetas and have your cañas standing and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tetuan 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 31 06 16
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Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly famous for its bacalao (cod).
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