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El Rincon de Esteban

Calle Santa Catalina 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 92 89
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (9 reviews)
“sorbet” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Santa Catalina 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a dinner for three people. Having booked a table (about an hour prior to arriving), we went off to the place. When we arrived, it seemed that they did not quite have their bookings in order, as we weren't in the...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long walking tour of Madrid, we found this beautiful restaurant filled with memorabilia and culture. The wine list was extensive and well priced. This is not a tapas joint. We had green salad with goat cheese, roast young lamb leg, and oxtail. The...More

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited El Rincon de Esteban without reservation. The place was crowded, however Masha made a place for us downstairs in the cellar area, a very nice cavern type room with no more than 4 tables. The service of this lady Masha, was superb, and...More

Thank JCA10000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical up market Spanish restaurant that has built a great reputation on good service and excellent food. The walls are covered in photos of Esteban and his friends and celebs. Estaban still works in the restaurant despite is age, he makes you...More

Thank Quartztraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arriving I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The decor is somewhat old school but we were greeted like we had just entered a friend's home for dinner. The service was absolutely outstanding. The food excellent. I ask for a wine recommendation since I...More

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My pard thought this was the best restaurant of our entire trip to Spain. It wasn't just the food, it was the warm and welcoming presence of Esteban, the owner. It was traditional Spanish food. We shared a steak, which turned out to be really...More

Thank MM3939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time around at this restaurant and our visit to Madrid would not be complete if we don't visit Esteban and have a wonderful dinner. From the moment you arrive and are greeted by Esteban and his staff you feel at home...More

Thank Olguita92015
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Love love loved this place! Great starters, great welcome, great ambience. The price was incredibly reasonable. Paella was only so so however. Order something else. Great night though.

Thank JEOM
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is old school at its best. A friendly staff who seem to have been working there for years and an owner who comes to every table. Don't let that put you off, because the food is amazing. Everything we had was some of the...More

Thank E V
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Nice location. Great quality price ratio. Big portions. Warm welcoming staff. Esteban walks around all tables and greets guests

Thank venvit
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 —
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7 November 2017|
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Response from Jan P | Reviewed this property |
There was an a la carte menu
Carl A
4 November 2016|
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was in Madrid a few weeks ago and walked by the restaurant at lunch and it was open.
Carl A
4 November 2016|
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Response from delmd2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It was an excellent, extravagant , memorable lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Catalina 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 92 89
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