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El Barril de las Letras

Average price €28
9/10
864 reviews

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Average price €28 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 864 reviews
Only customers who have gone to the restaurant after booking on TheFork can make a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Ethan C.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing grilled sea bass!!

  2. Marcel V.
    • one review
    8/10

    Tasty food. Reasonable price. Cosy interior. Nice place to sit and eat easy. Could be warm when there are a lot of people. Hospitality could be friendlyer.

  3. Frank B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant is really upscale in every way. The welcome is charming and professional. The servers are wonderful, all friendly and going out of their way to help you. The wee amusent bouche soup taster was delicious. We shared a very tasty salad and although slightly too much lettuce was amazing. Our sea bass mains we agreed were the best we have ever eaten. A few bones in mine but hey ho! My Scotch Whisky ice cream dessert rounded everything off perfectly. A great romantic anniversary meal !

  4. Lou E.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great location. Superb service. Ate here two nights. Food very, very good but not excellent. gazpacho soup excellent. Iberico ham very good but a bit thick. Salad with fruit outstanding but crunchy lamb chops very a bit disappointing...very, very fatty. Do recommend and will return.

  5. Maria Felisa D.
    • one review
    10/10

    El arroz negro estaba exquisito!

  6. Anthony L.
    • one review
    10/10

    From drinks to dessert, our meal was awesome! The sea bass was absolutely amazing.

  7. Beatriz A.
    • 38 reviews
    10/10

    Calidad de la materia prima excelente, servicio impecable y ambiente ideal! Para repetir seguro!

  8. Manuela K.
    • one review
    4/10

    Unfortunatelly most of the asked dishes were not available this evening even though it was early (21.00 h). Furthermore the service didn't speak english, so the communication was difficult. (e.g. " please I don't want boiled patatoes, I would like grilled or roasted potatoes". Then he brought me boiled potatoes !!??).

  9. Valdis V.
    • 9 reviews
    9.5/10

    We had been here once before on a previous trip, so returning was in itself, a credit to the restaurant. If anything this time was even better. Very nice setting and excellent food.

  10. Noemi G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    excellent

  11. Nick V.
    • one review
    10/10

    A super warm, welcoming and all-round delightful place. The staff accommodated us with our baby carriage, arranging a quiet corner table without hassle, and we were very impressed with the quality of the food. We ordered grilled asparagus, octopus with aioli and a sort of lobster paella, all of which was delightful. When the bill came I was prepared to pay the price for a high-end seafood dinner in London or New York, but it was far below that. A very reasonable price for a lovely dinner.

  12. Shea R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had a wonderful meal in Madrid! Every dish was delicious.

  13. Aylene G.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is our third trip to this restaurant, we always come here when we are in Madrid. We had a lovely evening, yet again. All the waiting staff are charming and the food was absolutely delicious.

  14. Liliana A.
    • one review
    8/10

    Needed better lighting

  15. Joel G.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Everything was great, but the artichokes were the highlight.

  16. Albert R.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Probably de best fish restaurant in Madrid

  17. Ian J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    El Barril de las Letras is a real find. Delicious, sophisticated, restaurant, drawing upon Spanish traditions with a modern flair, and a seafood focus, well-supported by an extremely pleasant, professional and knowledgeable front of house. Highly recommmended for both local and international diners. (Non seafood options also offered)

  18. Lola V.
    • 14 reviews
    8/10

    Estupendo

  19. Yana G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great dinner. Paella was delicious as was my ceviche starter. Service was also excellent. We needed to send a steak back to be cooked more and it was handled without incident. Once cooked to our desired temperature, it was also excellent.

  20. Charles P.
    • 21 reviews
    9.5/10

    Nice maitre d excellent and reasonable wine list. Ham superb so was sea bass

Practical information

Opening time

Servicio ininterrumpido de lunes a domingo de 12:30 a 24:30 horas

How to get to the restaurant

C/ Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Spain

Directions to get there

Museo Thyssen

About the restaurant

"El Barril is a classic, one of the most prestigious restaurants in Madrid in the Salamanca district. Now if you like its excellent product and love to get out of the center of the city, you have a new option with the same quality: El Barril de Las Letras.

Taking its name from the neighborhood in which it is located, El Barril de Las Letras is a modern venue, decorated with a vintage style where white predominates. In addition to its trademark prestige, is the menu in which quality fish and seafood prevail.

Venture to try a Denia red prawn, monkfish with black tripe, or the creamy rice pudding... you will be left fascinated and eager to go back, not to mention the charm of your environment. Reserve your table!"

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Restaurant can be privatized (30 people max)

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