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Plaza Isabel II 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 59 69 22
10:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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223 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply delicious! We were on a Tapas, Taverns and History tour with Devour Madrid tours, and Taberna Real was our first stop, mere moments from our meeting point by the statue of Isabel II. We had a glass of sweet vermouth (delicious) and a plate of Campo Real olives to start (likewise delicious). The restaurant hand-makes their chips (crisps) and... More 

Thank mgm530
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this place by accident. Really nice outdoor seating looking at the Opera building. Makes for a great atmosphere. Food excellent. Only negative was a problematic beggar that the staff didn't shoe away. Normal for the area.

Thank jg112
Seattle, Washington
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179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know, that kind of place made for tourists. There are many locals though because the wonderful Teatro Real is just in the same square. Be ready to find there actors, beauty people and celebrities after the show, just hanging out with some wine and tapas. Prices are in the top range for that kind of food. Service was so... More 

Thank Marchador
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for the best sangria in Madrid, maybe all of Spain, look no further then this pleasant indoor/outdoor restaurant in a great little plaza opposite the Opera building. We enjoyed several meals outdoors here and the service was great. Our first experience was after arriving at our nearby hotel late in the evening and wanting something to eat. A ham... More 

Thank brian p
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped by for a quick lunch al fresco and was not disappointed. We didn't have a lot of time, but the quick service got our lunches out to us on time. The Paella Arroz Negro (black squid ink rice with seafood) was surprisingly tasty, as I hadn't really enjoyed paella up to that point. Recommended!

Thank Jonathan C
Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food is great , generous servings and waiters are very nice and polite. We ordered the Cattlefish in black ink and the Pardon Peppers. Yummy!!!

Thank BebotG618
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here as the first stop on a tapas tour and it was one of my favorite stops. We were treated to sweet vermouth, very different from the dry vermouth in the states, and Jamon Iberico. Both were excellent!

Thank Jacquie F
San Francisco
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I came here on a food tour and was introduced to Jamon Iberico de bellota from Joselito. Literally melts on the tongue and heavenly. The place has a lot of history and great artifacts, but the staff wasn't overly friendly and I can see how when it gets crowded it could be a very tough place for tourists to navigate... More 

Thank quetscha
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240 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

As part of a food tour, we stopped at Taberna Real as one of our tapas restaurants. We sampled the jamon (very good), but the stand out for me was the vermouth. I had never sampled vermouth before and this place really had a nice tasting. I would recommend you come here for a drink and sit outside and enjoy... More 

Thank JenniferLynn
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Perhaps the best Jamón Ibérico that we enjoyed in Madrid, perfectly sliced. Make sure that you try the Campo Real olives, toasted bread with tomato salsa and their hand-made potato chips (fried in olive oil). The Caña is cold and refreshing, as is the Tinto Verano. However, as others have pointed out, do not miss the Vermut.

Thank ELExplorador2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Isabel II 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 59 69 22
Abierto desde 1997, nuestro Restaurante, nacio con el gran deseo de ofrecerles la mejor gastronomia, elaborada con productos frescos del mercado, en un ambiente acogedor, elegante y tranquilo, caracterizado por una decoracion castiza, y con un unico objetivo... Su satisfaccion

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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 Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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