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Casa Alberto

#241 of 8,972 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Huertas 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 93 56
12:00 - 01:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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Oulu, Finland
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331 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was strolling around in the neighborhood and went in for a glass of wine. The tapas seemed so nice that I had to order some and another glass of wine.

Thank ExpTravellerOulu
Surrey, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 7th April. Very busy .We went to the restaurant section. We had the Beef cheeks , Octopus, cod ,steak as main courses food was nice but some needed something else with it . Deserts were ok .

Thank George C
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127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this taberna by chance. We thought it was wonderful - just our sort of place. Traditional, great atmosphere, superb ambience, buzzing, drinks and food constantly being passed over the counter. We only had drinks sitting at the bar but the food that we saw looked good. There were no free seats which speaks for itself. Our favourite... More 

Thank B&PTynemouth
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208 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is supposedly very good but we ate tapas in the bar and drank very good wine. The waiters are great fun and we really enjoyed the food.

Thank loulou089
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our first visit so much we ended up having four meals over five days at this tapas restaurant. Very reasonable prices; great specials beyond the normal menu. Fun to sit at a table in the front and watch both locals and tourists enjoying themselves.

Thank LarryinBethesdaMD
Charnay, France
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a traditional place for tapas (founded 1827?), pretty active, open late at night… it's apparently cheap, but this is deceptive because portions are much smaller than elsewhere. Still, a decent place for a late (small) night snack, if you're nearby.

Thank Denis W
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have time for only one traditional Madrid restaurant - this is your place. Restaurant is on the back - tables are very close to each other and along with traditional decor and frendly staff gives cosyness. Tried Pulpo a la Brasa, Bacalao a la Brasa and Confit de Pato. Confit was FANTASTIC, one of the best I ever... More 

Thank kosyo_t
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here to get our main dinner for the day. We got a small table in the bar area (petfect!), and started with a vermouth Yzaguirre (with free olives tapa). We perused the menu and chose three tapas of piquillos con rabo de toro ( pepper stuffed with ox tail), zucchini ravioli with veal, and brownie... More 

Thank Sherbetkennal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We managed to get a table just before it got busy on a Friday night. All seemed quite pleasant at first when served with bread and olives. The first course was where it started to go wrong. I ordered the soup which was only lukewarm but my wife's order of the stuffed peppers didn't arrive for a further 10 minutes.... More 

Thank Paul S
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We've been here in Febraury 17, booked a table in advance. the restaurant is located in a beautiful area of Madrid where is nice to walk around. We enjoyed everything: the food, typical medreleno, the atmoshpere and the excellent service. the staff was always nice, smiling and helpful and this is a great dispite the restaurant was full. the prices... More 

Thank Maurizio V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 32
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertas 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 93 56
Initially, Casa Alberto was simply tavern that dispatched wined accompanied with hard-boiled eggs, freshwater crayfish, etc. Nowadays, Casa Alberto is a staunch defender of the succulent and healthy cuisine of Madrid, bringing am edgy touch by its chef Mario Pilar Quiroga. Amongst the well-known specialties of Casa Alberto are: TYPICAL DISHES:Madrilenian Callos Tripe, Madrilenian Snails, Madrilenian Hand of Lamb, Madrilenian Cod, Ox Tail Stew, Beef Cheek or Veal Meatballs. AVANT-GARDES DISHES: Peppers Stuffed Squid in Ink, Grilled Octopus on Hummus and Tomato Vinaigrette, Grilled Mushroom With Gorgonzola, Beef Tenderloin with Apple Ali-Oli and Iberian Pork with Caramelized Onion and Vermouth Sauce. OUR DESSERTS: Classic Fried Milk, Black Chocolate Coulant with Mango Ice Cream, Mascarpone Cup With Berries and Homemade Cake Egg Custard. Besides our famous tapas the entire restaurant menu can be enjoyed also at the bar, one of the oldest in Madrid.

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Staying in Huertas

Neighbourhood Profile
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 — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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