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Restaurante El Cocinillas

#548 of 8,751 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 29 60
Tue - Sun 07:30 - 00:30
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was a real gem of a restaurant recommended to us by our concierge! The oxtail cannelloni and the avocado timbale with garlic cuttlefish were divine! the rest of the menu also looked amazing. Great choice of wine as well

Thank Shibani_m
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming service and great wine. Food was fantastic, best we have had in Madrid by a long way. Highly recommend!

Thank Angus M
Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Despite having a English menu and pointing to what I wanted as a starter, something else showed up. I didn't complain since it was fine. The bill came when I was away from the table and my husband didn't notice that we had been billed for a 16 euro item that we hadn't ordered. But the food was very good,... More 

Thank ecf517
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

At the risk of sounding pretentious, both my husband and I are very much big foodies and have also been lucky enough to travel the world many times and experience some amazing food along the way. And with all of that experience under our belts- we both still agree that this was the best meal we've ever had. Ever! We... More 

Thank Bella G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located at a crowded street so if you sit outside be prepared to here the Spanish atmosphere! Had a nice dinner with some tapas and drinks, really good service. Made you feel special! We had the pimentos verde and salmorejo, the both of them were fantastic! Nice price on the tapas and the drinks, all and all... More 

Thank Jens O
Madrid, Spain
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This cosy little restaurant in the middle of one of the trendiest Madrid's neibourhoods is one of my favorites. Service is discrete and nice. The food is italian/spanish with dishes inspired by the gradma's owner. simple and tasty food. A very good wine list! A perfect venue in downtown Madrid!

Thank JosanaD
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Looking for an interesting take on Spanish food we tried this place as recommended by spotted by locals. Best keep your own eyes peeled and use your own nose! This place had attempted to use Spanish ingredients to try new things but itdidn't work. A burrata with prawns was difficult to like the prawns good but the combination weird especially... More 

Thank sarahsarah66
Copenhagen, Denmark
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Nice dinner. Very friendly staff and good service in a small street off the busy Fuencarral. Downgrading to 4 stars is that we experienced big difference between dishes - some where excellent e.g. Tomato soup with pecorino icecream and tangine chicken. We also had cod with avocado (really nothing special) and the lamb dish presented as slow cooked - please... More 

Thank MoxT
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Took my girlfriend away to Madrid for a week and on our wanders we saw this restaurant and just by looking at the menu and the inside we booked and oh how glad we did. 10pm booking, midweek and restaurant nearly full with majority of Spanish families, couples and the rest us tourists. Good sign. We met the owner who... More 

Thank Mike B
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

this mixture of restaurant and trattoria is a small and very cosy place. very clean and tidy and quiet. the owner himself serves as the guide through menu and wine card. julian is half italian and spanish and has quite something to tell on a background of many years of experience in kitchen, service and cellar. the kitchen boasts a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighbourhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 29 60

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Malasana

Neighbourhood Profile
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighbourhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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