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El Caldero

Calle Huertas 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 50 44
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“paella” (130 reviews)
“caramel vodka” (11 reviews)
“rice” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Calle Huertas 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We literally waited 40 minutes from asking for the bill to receiving it - had to ask 3 times. The main waiter was quite dismissive of us. Also, having hard bread as the appetiser & caramel vodka after the main meal which totalled up to...More

Thank Jenna M
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

All our apologies for delay. Service meal is a common practice in Spain. In other countries could be the tip, here, this is the usual norm. Just for 1,50 € (NOT $7.50), we include bread, olives, sobrasada and vodzka liquor (that you can change for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, we had an awful experience at El Caldero. Despite having English language menus, the servers did not seem to speak/understand much English and misinterpreted our pointing/signing - they brought us paella with snails and chicken instead of paella with fresh fish! Despite the shock,...More

Thank Emily P
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The table service, usual practice in Spain, includes bread and cutlery. We, as deference, also offer an assortment of olives, sobrasada and caramel voska liquor. Paella is just one rice that you are able to find in a wide variety of mediterranean rices that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the grilled squid and paella. Everything was good! Service was also good. Location is outside of the touristy center with a nice cocktail bar nearby.

Thank natandbern
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good - awesome rice dishes (broadly speaking Paella). We had a squid ink paella and without doubt it was one of the best I've eaten. The starters average. The bad - it really is over priced and extremely 'stuffy' in the worst kind of...More

Thank KRA20
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We serve a wide range of rices, not only paella. And yes, sometimes, mainly on weekends, there is a huge crowd who wants to eat in our restaurant. We can delete noise and joy of people sharing a good moment.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were searching for a good paella restaurant in Madrid and this showed up as highly rated in yelp. They first served some aperitivos which we thought was free but later on showed up on the bill. They were good so we didn't mind paying....More

Thank foodieatheart888
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks a lot for your kind review. And you´re right: do not hesitate to shout us claiming for your "socarrat", the hidden treasure of rices, :) Sometimes, in order to bring the next dish, we retire the paella from table. Our apologies. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch! Very quiet if you arrive before 2:00 p.m. and then it gets packed. Service was very good and fast. Black ink paella with perfect with calamari, prawns and clams. The croquetas with jamon (ham) were delicious. Perhaps the best part is...More

Thank buster7919
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much!!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our friends took us here as were interested in trying out some Paella and it was a great experience. The Paella was tasty and there was a lot of it. At the end they even offered us a homemade drink, which tasted of caramel. As...More

Thank IlyaPolop
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for your gentle review.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had a wonderful and good valued lunch in El Caldero, which we had been recommended to by the owner of our accommodation. We were not disappointed with great food and service. The staff serving us did not have great English, but that allowed me...More

1  Thank Jeffrey T
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Many thanks for your kind review! Come back soon! :)

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We came here without reading any review, it was recommended by our B&B host. All we wanted was some good paella and that's certainly what we got. Well, an arroz to be precise and we are aware of the difference. We got the squid ink...More

1  Thank apester
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we felt unwelcome and a burden. The waiters were rude and dismissive towards us. We ordered a glass of wine from the menu but 2 waiters tried to give us the bottles of house wine conveniently left on every table....More

Thank PennyE65
ElCaldero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Caldero, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Do not hesitate to visit our website in order to check that tuna is what we serve.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:30
Monday
13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertas 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 50 44
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Description
The best natural products from Murcia are taken everyday to bring you all the taste of Mediterraean sea, in the most important and beautiful tourist spot in Madrid.
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