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La Casa Del Abuelo

Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 23 19
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“garlic shrimp” (55 reviews)
“gambas” (62 reviews)
“bread” (52 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is fun, intimately narrow and has great Tapas. My favorite tapa at this place Gambas al ajillo. Quick service, friendly staff, and popular after 7:00pm. Expect a long wait if you get there after 7:00pm. Steps away from the Velazquez Mertro stop. If...More

Thank Citimaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

the reason of the low rate is the quality/quantity vs value, i went there with a friend and we took the medium size pot of shrimps (work as a tapas and not a main dish) it arrived with a small quantity of shrimps, and one...More

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place for lunch. The offer the best „gambas al ajillo“ I ever tried. We shared also crab croquettes which were also very good. Service and accomodations are very basic, however the place was crowded.

Thank JCA10000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What they do well is shrimp and prawns. Get the super garlicky chili infused beauties and a glass of wine from the family vineyard. This is a small place with a beautifully tiled interior. Besides the bar there are lovely 'stands' available to rest your...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Limited variety in the restaurant but the garlic shrimps are outstanding and definitely a must have.

Thank Swatiib
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The gambas al ajill were excellent and so flavorful. Perfectly prepared and specialty of the house, although a tad expensive at 11 euros. Very traditional setting in a no nonsense dining space. Worth a visit.

Thank must_travel_soon_10
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A small tavern in the center of Madrid. Great shrimp! I want to note the dish: squid on the grill - just fantastic! I advise you to take a white wine Abuelo - just super! (on the picture ) . Be sure to stop here...More

Thank Oleg N
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I rarely if ever write negative reviews but I do feel compelled to write this review in an attempt to alert people to stay away from this place which is dreadful. It is a tourist trap, no ambience, ok food, super rude and disinterested servers....More

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here and had amazing garlic shrimp and the dressed tomato - was so tasty - highly recommend

Thank Rosie_1984_b
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Really authentic Spanish tapas bar, great place, good service. Came on our tapas tour had the gambas pilpil which were very good. Would certainly visit again.

Thank JWMW101
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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18 April 2017|
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Response from Kerim G | Reviewed this property |
No, at all. I don't think they accept reservations anyway. In the worst case, you can always go to other locations which are very close - around 2 minutes by walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 23 19
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La Casa del Abuelo is one of the Tapas Bars that you can't miss if you visit Madrid. This house is more than 100 years old and it's one of the most representative Taverns in Madrid. Specialities are shrimps in all of its varieties: grilled, with coarse salt and looking for the prefect cooking point and garlic shrimps, served in our terracotta casseroles with virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley.
The tradition is to eat the shrimps with the red sweet wine "El Abuelo" that made this house famous.
Today everything is served the same way than 100 years ago!
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