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La Curruteka Bar

#206 of 8,972 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Marques de Toca 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 912 08 68 70
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 17:30
Tue - Thu 13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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new orleans
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Perhaps I am disappointed that I was not seated during a bustling, boisterous tapas session late in the evening (as so many travel writers have indicated). Obviously not everyone eats after eleven p.m. in Madrid. I didn’t. In larger Spanish cities, I assume there are tapas restaurants available for weary tourists at all hours of the evening. At Curruteka, I... More 

Thank aferry
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It started with a complementary starter of cured beef & ended with a complementary aperitif. In between, the Liam Neeson lookalike gentleman served us course after course of amazing food. The steak with special sauce was so juicy and melt-in-your-mouth. The jamon croquettes were so soft & smooth. The mocillia with scrambled eggs was super tasty. And those anchovies on... More 

Thank Debra M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

When myself and a mate arrived at La Curruteka we were greeted with a big ole grin from the bartender who swiftly put us on the lovely table our heart desired. Being 2 simple Australians who only know english(and we still haven't mastered it) we hit a small language barrier with our waiter but a few chuckles and a lot... More 

4 Thank tom h
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Smallish bar on a quiet side street just off Calle Atocha. Good food and large portions. We called here twice and were more than happy each occasion. Scrambled egg with black pudding recommended.

1 Thank david54196
Lewes, Delaware
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It is a small bar with nice atmosphere, good music, good service and excellent food and drinks. If you love tapas Curruteka is the right place for you. Everything is fresh and just cooked for you. Excellent dishes to share with your partner which makes it a perfect experience.

Thank Yaron_RE
Tel Aviv, Israel
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We had only 2 dishes and both were great. The croquette Jamon and the vegetables italiana which so many in the reviews took pictures of: slices of eggplant, zucchini, tomato , spinach and pesto all seasoned with olive oil and raw salt. Delicious. For desert we had sorbe lemon and espresso. All that + a pitcher of sangria came to... More 

1 Thank Raya R
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

After reading the excellent reviews, I had to try La Curruteka. It was less than a block from my guesthouse---and also quite close to the Reina Sofia Museum. It's a very small space, and several times, when I'd walked past in the evening, looked quite crowded. So if I'm going for the first time, I prefer to go for lunch,... More 

Thank Nancy H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Randomly came across this bar / restaurant. The people, food and atmosphere was amazing. If you blink you'd miss it. Highly recommend and stopping for a glass of wine and tapas. Ridiculously good and reasonably priced. 5 glasses of great wine, tapas and a meal for 20€. Incredibly good and so glad we found this place.

Thank Bruce C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Shared the curruteka salad, smoked meat, and meatballs with a friend. It was all very tasty and more than enough for two people. The service was very good and English friendly. Prices were excellent given the portion sizes.

Thank Michael B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Had loads of food for four people at a total of €50 including a pitcher of Sangria for €8. This off the beaten path jewel was not too crowded on a weekday night. Service was attentive and friendly, and the food was worth every cent! Even got complimentary tapas and shot at the end of the meal. Will be back... More 

Thank Jerald 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:30
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marques de Toca 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Lavapies
  • Neighbourhood: Lavapies
  • Phone Number: +34 912 08 68 70
Bar, restaurant, located at 5min walking from : Atocha Station (Madrid's Main train station), The Museum of Modern Art "Reina Sofia", and "Cine Doré / filmoteca".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lavapies

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Walking into this neighbourhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighbourhood.
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