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El Manantial

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Calle Tetuan 30, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 29 30 62
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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403 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had finished shopping and wanted a late lunch off the beaten track and we found El Manantial. It has a tiny entrance and you go through the bar area to the seating in the back with the stone walls where patrons have stuck up currency from all over the world, adding to the charm of this restaurant. Really great... More 

Thank Beechman1
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I looked at some previous reviews, and I can agree with elements of the positive and negative reviews. We were meeting some friends at Puerto del Sol and were looking around for something not too touristy before they arrived. We stopped for a coffee here and it seemed to be a little different to the more obvious "Menu del dia"... More 

Thank garygillathens
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Very traditional restaurant, where the locals appear to go. Very nice mixed paella between two of us, which was very good, but perhaps a bit pricey at €35, but having said that the service was very Good, throughout the meal.

Thank David P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My Asturian friends would abhor the "typical" food here. We had a three course meal where nothing was fresh or specially nice, to put it mild. The waiter recommended the delicious Hake Supreme which returned untouched back to the kitchen; not only was it frozen, watery and insipid, it was a fake hake, too. The bill was very real, though...

Thank indomitableheart
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Good Fabadas Asturianas, a typical dish from Asturias with its regional drink apple cider. Nice service.

Thank ngrashorn
Altadena, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We had the Asturian Stew, the cider and dessert among other items. All was very good, the stew especially savory. It was Sunday after New Years and not many others in the place. The waiter / maître d was very gracious and attentive. When asked he told the history of the establishment (there since 1926) and about its recent remodel.... More 

Thank nextwhiskeybar
Waterford, Ireland
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341 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This place was near my hotel so my group and I stopped in for a quick drink. It was quite traditional, range of tapas on display, various drinks and tissues on the floor. Staff were not the most welcoming or friendly but the clientele, mainly locals, were. Nice enough spot but there are lots of other more appealing places aroound.

Thank Bazerelli
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Food was average ok if you do not have a big appitiate I think it was very over priced for what u got. wE went in about 8ish the waiter was good but found as soon as we finished he was there ready to take plates away I felt that we where on a timer.

Thank cookiePaddockwood
Parksville, Canada
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199 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We were staying at the Hotel Liabeny (very nice), and our first night in Madrid and being tired from the flight from Canada, we sought a place nearby....we chose this one. Decor is average I would say compared to others we were in later. The staff were very pleasant and our waiter was helpful, funny & courteous. I had my... More 

Thank thomashardy777
Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you like spanish cider this is the place! The serve draft cider which tastes just amazing and you get some free tapas with your drink. Cheap option for a snack on the go. I've eaten lunch there too and they have good old spanish dishes. The quality is outstanding and the service good (not sure if they speak any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tetuan 30, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 29 30 62

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
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 desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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