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Taberna del Chato

#57 of 8,982 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Cruz 35, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 16 29
19:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 01:00
Fri 19:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 16:30
Sat 19:00 - 02:30
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and clean plus tasty! Just stumbled in and sooooo glad we did. Much better than Mercado de San Miguel!

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Paris, France
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tapas are very good, we ate and drunk for only 15 euros so very cheap for the quality and all the food we had. The place is very nice and people are very efficient and friendly, I'll be back next time I'm in Madrid

Thank Emm7nuelle
Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight I did my usual research and was keen to try this restaurant based on reviews. However, having recently chosen a restaurant in Montmartre based solely on reviews and being bitterly disappointed I was a little nervous. The previous restaurant, despite its good reviews, was almost empty. We arrived at this restaurant at 8pm and they were only just opening... More 

Thank stlgr7
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my top two places to eat in Madrid. I come here every time I'm in town...sometimes twice or three times. The servers are so wonderful. The owner gave us tapas on the house and made wonderful conversation with us. The wine selection is fantastic. And the food! The food is unique and delicious. I've never ordered... More 

Thank Lauracz23
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209 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've read some excellent reviews on this place in various websites including this one so we went for a tapas dinner one evening. The place is very strange and tries to take a fusion approach on classic Spanish cuisine. I must admit that they didn't manage to persuade me. The food wasn't bad but not that memorable either. I've could... More 

Thank icorem
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sometimes a little wary of the ubiquitous croquets on Tapas menus, so finding a set taps menu which wasn't bulked up by them was a treat. We chose the Taberna del Chato Tapas for two which included a bottle of wine which was a perfect amount for two. Everything looked appetising in little glass jars and certainly tasted... More 

1 Thank Azzie666
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tapas and calm environment, clean and a all over good impression. A recommendation for a lunch or early evening dinner or just to take a glass and talk to someone you like.

Thank Andreas G
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Friends arranged for us to meet them at this Tapas bar as they had been before. The food was so different to the normal Tapas and was divine. We tried a wide variety of food and some we ordered twice, they were so good. The people working there were really into the food and wine and very passionate about everything,... More 

Thank Helen R
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely LOVED this spot. Some of the most amazing gourmet tapas we've ever had. Definitely get the teriyaki steak and crispy chicken.

Thank lae1125
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent staff and absolutely amazing food! There're plenty of good tapas in Madrid, but this place is special. Highly recommended. Delicious Sangria!

Thank Bruna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$25
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 01:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cruz 35, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 16 29
Nice tavern located on the most central and commercial zone of Madrid (walking distance to la Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana). Ideal to make a stop along the way to taste its tapas or to have dinner sitting at one of its small rooms. Very varied menu of Spanish portions and bite-sized appetizers. Kind employees. Kitchen open to the public for directly dealing with the chef. Sangría. Cocktails.

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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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