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El Barril de las Letras

Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
+34 911 86 36 32
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (61 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (18 reviews)
“rice” (25 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very neatly located with an excellent atmosphere. Good food, French size portions, and a good balance regarding pricing and quality. The staff is indifferent to you and couldn't care less if we were there or not. The sommelier tried to suggest us a wine. As...More

Thank R R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fell upon this restaurant by chance and were very impressed by the quality of service and food. We started with shared dish of sardines which was delicious and copious and then my wife had a delicious sole that was excellently filleted and I had...More

Thank John F
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your detailed comment on this. We are happy to read these words enormously and to know that the food was to your liking. We will continue striving to the maximum so that it can be repeated very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a Spanish restaurant and we ended up in El Barril to experience an outstanding place that might be as well anywhere in Europe. The food was good but it did lack the flavor of Spanish cooking. We enjoyed it but we...More

Thank Przeglad
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your detailed comment Przeglad. We greatly appreciate your words and we will take into account each one of them in order to continue improving and achieving to be at your level. We hope you can return soon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of the worst restaurants I have ever eaten in. We went as a group of 17 people and were seated at a large table at the top of the restaurant. Firstly there was a TV on beside us showing football...More

Thank G O
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your detailed comment on this Juan F. His words help us to know what happens in each restaurant and to improve each day. We greatly regret what happened and we would like to get in touch with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended very highly by a friend who lives in Madrid, but we had a very mixed experience. Good: We arrived at the peak of lunch hour without a reservation, and the staff was very kind to welcome us and to seat us...More

Thank BigFatMomCat
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate your visit and the detailed comment on it BigFatMomCat. We are very helpful with your words to continue improving every detail of each of our locations. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by the problems. We will talk to those responsible to solve...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding restaurant. We are on a three week trip through Spain. Stopped there for dinner the other night without reservations and they found a table for us. The menu tends towards fish and shellfish but has plenty of meat choices. The grilled squid was an...More

Thank PhilKramer
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your detailed and satisfactory comment PhilKramer. It is of great help to us to continue improving and to be able to be of its pleasure at all times. We look forward to your visit soon in any of our restaurants....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited this restaurant highly recommended by Concierge at the Westin Palace. This was a great place. The food is incredible. I would highly recommend. The grilled veal was fantastic.

1  Thank jmartin01
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jmartin01! We like your comment and thank you very much for your visit. We hope to see you soon in any of our restaurants and continue to be of your taste. Greetings from Grupo Oter.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from the Prado, we had a great meal at this restaurant. Friendly staff, comfortable dining room. They have a unique squid ink Paella. Very tasty!

Thank J R
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your comment. We were very glad that it was to your liking and look forward to returning to visit one of our restaurants. A cordial greeting from Grupo Oter.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our hotel (the Ritz) recommended this restaurant. I was skeptical because I don't always trust the concierges recommendations - but boy they got it right. El Barril de las Letras serves really fresh seafood in a high end, contemporary setting. The barnacles and razor clams...More

Thank NYCGal2010
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much NYCGal2010 for visiting us and for leaving us a comment about it. We are happy to read that you enjoyed a very good experience thanks to the recommendation of the concierge, and hope you can return soon to repeat it on...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the restaurants of Grupo Oter, which a guarantee of quality. We had different seafood dishes, of which I recommend the grilled octopus. The rice with scarlet shrimp (arroz con carabineros) was delicious. Large wine offering. On the negative side, I found the restaurant...More

Thank Raúl P
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril de las Letras, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for leaving us a comment about it. We are happy to read that all four enjoyed a very good experience in our restaurant and we hope that you will be able to visit us again in yours...More

Nearby
Huertas
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 —
...More
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Good morning. If you provide an email we not have any problem to send the wine list of El Barril de las Letras so you can find the wine you crave . Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 911 86 36 32
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