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El Brillante

Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 28 69 66
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible35%
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“churros” (11 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
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Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I came in I was instantly asked what I wanted. Service was fast. I ordered a pan tumaca which is tomato sauce olive oil with salt and also a café con leche which is a coffee with milk. It cost 3.40euros. Totally enjoyed it...More

Thank latoygib14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locates near the train station and on plaza beside modern art museum, this place is a bit higher priced and perhaps targeting tourists. But it was just what we needed after our long flight before we went to see the art! Daughter had a calamares...More

Thank IaTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there twice, sat at the bar and was served straight away. Great calamari sandwich, but specify which size you want first. Good coffee , nice cold beer, churro and chocolate was great, vermouth on tap as well, friendly old guys , as a few...More

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know the reviews are not good but we had 2 drinks, 2 calamari bocadillos and they were spot on, the place was full to capacity and for a quick refuel we loved it.

Thank frankreed648
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The prices are very high, and the food its normal. The waiters até very slow. Dont recommend this place at all.

Thank Rui R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We should have known better than to choose somewhere so close to the station - bit of a captive audience but with lots of luggage and a long wait for left luggage we were stuck with needing to find somewhere close to the station. Food...More

Thank zoedurrant
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The place has a Katz's via Madrid sort of aesthetic that makes it quite fun, but the food doesn't match the vibe. Solid fried calamari sandwich, but nothing else to really write home about. Get a mini baguette for a quick snack, but wouldn't stay...More

Thank BrklynTraveler101
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The worst place to go.. "small" beer 5€!!! Sandwiches 8+€.. absolutely not deserves visiting.. it's typical place to rip off tourists..

Thank ivan i
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We waited at least 5 minutes to be served after we sat down. The waiter then barked at us in Spanish to ask us our order. We ordered churros. And we had to ask for the chocolate that comes it with. And it took 10...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Upon leaving the Sofia Reina we spotted El Brillante, the first restaurant on the street next to the museum. A sign in the window stated Take Away and so we assumed it was just a make and take it kind of place. We stepped in...More

Thank tlynn63
Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:30
06:30 - 00:30
06:30 - 00:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighbourhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: +34 915 28 69 66
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