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“Dinner with our twin 17 y/o boys ”

El Barril de las Cortes
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Ranked #601 of 12 774 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Centro
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Neighbourhood: Centro
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

If you want to find a wonderful restaurant with amazing service - this is the place to go!! We ordered the Paella and the Fideua - both were excellent meals!! The staff was so nice and accommodating to us first time Americans in Spain - was a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We were sightseeing in the center of Madrid one day and we were looking for a place to have lunch. There are really a lot of choices in that area of Madrid, we ended there almost by chance (OK, we consulted Tripadvisor also). We were delighted with this restaurant as soon we entered. It's not a tourist joint, it even looks a bit up scale. To shorten the story, everything there was excellent for us. We chose to have the sea food paella which was very tasty and the portions were huge. We also had a bottle of good wine and a nice desert. The prices are just a bit on the high end but it was worth it for us.

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Thank Bruno_Croatia
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This restaurant was bang opposite our hotel and, as it was raining and as we only had a couple of hours before a journey home and as we had promised ourselves to pop in there because it looked so nice, my wife and I wandered in for lunch. We were not disappointed.
El Barril is a brasserie of a high standard in everything it does. The decor, the presentation, the service, the staff, the food - everything. There were mainly locals in there when we were there because of the Spanish being spoken and because the telly was showing El Classico !
If you can find a better restaurant in Madrid, you've done well.

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Thank scotttwin
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

In the city centers of big european capitals, the risk of landing in a tourist place is normally quite high. This one looks ok from the outside but the quality of food is average: I had some tapas which were not great, but acceptable and a poor rice with seafood, which was not a paella but neither something else: it was difficult to define, and tasteless.
Overall low standard

Thank Gianluca M
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my daughter were staying at the urban hotel and got recommended to go to this restaurant by the hotel. The restaurant was just across the street which was very comfortable. The restaurant looks very small from the outside but inside and you will see there is a hidden bigger restaurant hidden behind there. We had a great dinner with the amazing tuna tartar and the seafood paella.

Thank Suswaid
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