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El Caballito

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Calle Bailen 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 45 29
Today
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I took my three children to eat lunch here. The staff was incredibly sweet, attentive and accommodating. The food was delicious. I lived in Argentina 20 years ago and loved the food. It is a combination of many European countries. Delicious pastas, meats, desserts. My 5 year old loved her Chorizo on a baguette sandwich. In Argentina they call it... More 

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Thank Lynette A
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at this place with some friends. As starter we got squid(bad) and gazpacho(good). As a main we got lasagna (good), steak and pork loin, both were good. For the dessert we had fruit salad (very bland) and yoghurt cake(just ok). Drinks were not included in the price in the 'menu del dia' and were expensive. What really... More 

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Thank Leonardoge
Portland, Oregon
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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

We had lunch at this place and it was good. They had a pre-set 3 course lunch for 12.50 Euro which is a great value in Madrid. It is near the Royal Palace but out of the touristy areas and the patrons were mostly locals. The service was excellent and very friendly. They speak only a little English but they... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed near this restaurant. On our first day in Madrid, We were coming back from sight seeing and we were tired. We saw the restaurant, read the menu and decided to give it a try. The service by Marta and the chef was the husband. Both of them from Mar del Plats, Argentina. As soon as we entered the... More 

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Thank JAV_2008724
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and silent place with good dishes. Not expensive and good service. ????? ?????? ? ????? ???????????. ??? ?????? ? ?? ??????. ?????????? ???????? ? ???????? ?????????. ????? ????????. ?????? ???? ???.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

husband and I, had just walked around Royal Palace in Madrid we were getting hungry ang stopped at this restaurant. we were pleasantly greeted and our drinks order taken. we were presented with a menus that included some English we had many choices. our food was delicious , nice presentation, excellent service. the restaurant also was cute. It was a... More 

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Thank pat c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

Owned by nice Argentinians! We came here for lunch and there's a three meal course for 9,90€! Worth a visit! Right outside the Real Palace, you can't miss it!

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Thank Mateus C
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We were the first customers to arrive at the restaurant. The boss was very friendly but he couldn't communicate very well in English. Fortunately there was an English menu! We ordered our steak medium rare and it was cooked to perfection! The red wine recommended went very well with our meat and the price was very reasonable too. In short,... More 

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Thank Annie N
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We came across this restaurant since it was just around the corner from our hotel in Plaza Espana. We had been traveling in Europe, mainly for business, for two weeks and had not been able to find good meat, even in Lyon, France, the "gastronomic capital of Europe, so we decided to try it. My wife is from Argentina so... More 

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Thank Eddy T
Florida
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We stoped by on the way to Gran Via. Despite we wanted to go to La Mi Venta, we were attracted to this Argentinian restaurant. Low quality of meats, retosted bread from the day before made a not so good stop. Just walk a few more steps and go to La mi Venta....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Argentinian, Mediterranean, European, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bailen 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 45 29

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

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
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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