El Barril de las Letras

Average price €28
905 reviews

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Average price €28 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 905 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.2/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Nicholas F.
    • 3 reviews

    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.

  2. Pilar C.
    • one review

    Un gran velada

  3. Yavuz A.
    • one review

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

  4. Nick B.
    • 2 reviews

    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..

  5. Ethan C.
    • 26 reviews

    Amazing grilled sea bass!!

  6. Marcel V.
    • one review

    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.

  7. Frank B.
    • one review

    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 !

  8. Lou E.
    • 5 reviews

    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.

  9. Maria Felisa D.
    • one review

    El arroz negro estaba exquisito!

  10. Anthony L.
    • one review

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

  11. Beatriz A.
    • 39 reviews

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

  12. Manuela K.
    • one review

    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 !!??).

  13. Valdis V.
    • 9 reviews

    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.

  14. Noemi G.
    • 2 reviews


  15. Nick V.
    • one review

    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.

  16. Shea R.
    • 2 reviews

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

  17. Aylene G.
    • one review

    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.

  18. Liliana A.
    • one review

    Needed better lighting

  19. Joel G.
    • 5 reviews

    Everything was great, but the artichokes were the highlight.

  20. Albert R.
    • 6 reviews

    Probably de best fish restaurant in Madrid

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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Restaurant can be privatized (30 people max)

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