What

What

Where

Where

Free serviceInstant reservation

Restaurant menu

Average price €28 Special request

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€35

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 979 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Carlos D.
    Carlos D.
    • one review
    7/10

    Un poco caro

  2. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • one review
    8/10

    Two dinners at this restaurant in Feb 2020. Really delicious both times. Service good. Ambience pleasant. I really don't like a TV in a restaurant!!

  3. Karen R.
    Karen R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was really good. They had to cancel my first reservation, but gave me the option to go have my dinner on an other hour. I liked that.

  4. Paolo C.
    Paolo C.
    • 42 reviews
    10/10

    Calidad!

  5. Alberto V.
    Alberto V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent, in the best tradition of Spanish restaurants. From the start with a ”caña” to the entries (mainly seafood) and the fish, as well as the glass of wine, everything was delicious. Kind attention all the time.

  6. Laureano S.
    Laureano S.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Always a great choice for seafood!!!

  7. Tim W.
    Tim W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Warm welcome, really efficient and helpful service and food was amazing. Shared the rice and prawns dish which was so good and a really nice ambience

  8. Nicholas F.
    Nicholas F.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    A nice ambience and the food was good. It was way more expensive than restaurants of equal quality in Madrid. Several people came to take our orders before we had even opened the menu - felt a bit impatient. We were crammed in between other tables when there were plenty of more private tables available. Food was great, but I would not go back.

  9. Pilar C.
    Pilar C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Un gran velada

  10. Yavuz A.
    Yavuz A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Was a wonderfully delicious dinner with crabs, shrimps, calamari, octopus and fish. Great wine menu... very good wine selection by the glass.

  11. Nick B.
    Nick B.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Some employees are rude and making lot of noise while moving or putting down dishes,one woman waiter was very sloppy (descuidada) and complaining all the time..i go to the restaurant almost once a week..always the same....few are super nice..

  12. Ethan C.
    Ethan C.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing grilled sea bass!!

  13. Marcel V.
    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.

  14. Frank B.
    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 !

  15. Lou E.
    Lou E.
    • 6 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.

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

    El arroz negro estaba exquisito!

  17. Anthony  L.
    Anthony L.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  18. Beatriz A.
    Beatriz A.
    • 41 reviews
    10/10

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

  19. Manuela K.
    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 !!??).

  20. Valdis V.
    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.

More information

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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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 30 people)

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