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El Viajero

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La Latina
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Plaza Cebada 11 | Barrio La Latina, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 90 64
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:30 - 01:00
Fri 12:30 - 01:30
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with my wife. The food was excellent, especially the octopus and potato croquettes. The drinks were also nice and the interior was lovely, in keeping with the local area. The only thing preventing us from giving 5 stars was the slightly slow service. But overall, well worth a visit!

Thank Gianfranco M
Las Palmas de GC
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good Food, good atmosphere and what's more important really good service. We were a group of 18 people, that wanted to have a nice dinner and after that some drinks, and we smashed it with this place. First dinner in the lower level, please you must get the "lomo gallego" meat, superb, and after that, we had some really good... More 

Thank JOLP14
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the rooftop for a couple of drinks. Place has a lot of potential if they would manage it better and maybe add a couple more people to ensure better service, cleanliness and organizations. One person taking care of almost 20 tables. The guy did what he could. This was our 12th stop for drinks in Madrid, got to... More 

Thank emartinot
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went there just hours ago to get lunch, we were ignored for 10 minutes at the bar to get a drink, eventually got a table. Asked 3 times for a menu, after 35 minutes of being completely ignored, not even a menu - we left. The staff are completely uninterested. My advice - seriously don't bother!

Thank Lizw83
Sara A, General Manager at El Viajero, responded to this review

Dear Liz, We´d like to apologize for your experience and ask you for more details so we can work on them and reasure a fast and efficient service. Can you please tell us the floor where you sat and more details about the waiter/waitress that served you? Thank you in advance for your comments. All the best, Aisha. More 

Dorchester, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner and ordered sandwiches. It took years to flag down a waiter to even take our order, and it took even longer to start receiving the food. Two of our sandwiches, the lamb kebabs, never arrived, even after we asked the waiters three times about where they were. The waitstaff seemed extremely disorganized and did not... More 

Thank jujubio123
Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This was the best dinner we had since we arrived in Madrid. We had two types of potatoes, rosemary cheese (really nice), chicken bites and eggplant. Everything that we ordered was really good. The service was fantastic. Our waiter also gave us some useful tips regarding food and wine. Atmosphere was fantastic. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank Billy C
Barcelona, Spain
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a leisurely lunch at this beautiful hotspot in La Latina. Its rooftop provides great views of the quarter, the drinks are alright and the food is OK, although nothing extraordinary either. Service could improve, but after all you are there because of the vibe and the location.

Thank Absalon_mad
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food is reasonable and the service was equally OK. The food was good but not thing amazing, though we were able to be seated on a busy weekend so it was fine for us. Right in the heart of La Latina neighbourhood, this was a good stop on our pub crawl and worthy of a stop for a quick... More 

Thank Michael B
Newton, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I didn't realize there were other floors to this restaurant as the ground floor was so inviting we stayed in the bar. Four of us came in for tapas after a futbol game. We tried Patatas Bravas for the first time; they were displayed in a highly decorative way we didn't see again. Enjoyed the atmosphere and all of our... More 

Thank Claire W
Durham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Although there is room downstairs to eat and drink, most people seem to head for the roof terrace at El Viajero. On warm days this is crowded and no doubt buzzing but we were there on a cool evening when getting a table was easy. The mojitos at 8.80 euros were over priced but I'm guessing that most customers are... More 

Thank J_Jarndyce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Cebada 11 | Barrio La Latina, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 90 64

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Staying in La Latina

Neighbourhood Profile
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood with two unique personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is characterized by a young population and a bohemian vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighbourhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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