This restaurant is legendary. The food is fantastic, the best authentic madrileno food. The owner and founder was there to greet us. The best customer service. A must visit when in Madrid
Went here with my family, great and food and service and family like atmosphere. The owner came around multiple times to make sure our needs were being met. I would definitely recommend! Gracias!
We had walked past another restaurant in the neighborhood what was deserted (although at 7pm the hour was early) and El Rincon looked welcoming and people were at the bar and little tables. We were greeted in Spanish but the bartender/waiter quickly adapted due English to our limited skills in Spanish. He helped us decide on wine...Rioja was very good...and of course the wine was served with complimentary tapas. Think sliced ham on crusty bread. We ordered acorn ham and mushrooms sautéed with garlic. The ham was tender and had a mild flavor and cost 29 EU. The mushrooms were 10 EU and were a big plateful. So savory and delicious I want to make them at home. Decor inside was like old Roman brick...the skinny bricks...and the groups of locals talking and laughing made us feel as if we had discovered a non tourist gem.
Really cute, AUTHENTIC, family-owned restaurant down an alley in Madrid. My spouse and I ordered an octopus appetizer and a lobster stew. I really enjoyed both dishes- I wish the stew would've had MORE lobster meat in it though.
The service and the experience we gained was the best part about this restaurant. The walls are covered in photos of the original owner (Esteban) and several celebrities that have eaten in the restaurant. All of the staff came by our table to see how we were doing and to make conversation, you really feel like part of the family by the end of the meal. At the end of dinner we were treated to a couple delicious limoncello shots!!
Note- the staff doesn't speak MUCH English (thankfully my boyfriend spoke Spanish because I couldn't have gotten by on my own).
Surprisingly delicious. My husband and I chose a place close to the hotel for paella. Then we ordered something totally different.
We started with anchovies, which were served with tomato toast & were pretty good! I didn't eat the bread but the anchovies were tasty.
Entrées were fantastic! My husband had the roast pork & decided it was so good that it goes in the list. The list refers to anything that deserves a return visit. I had the lamb shoulder & it too deserved another visit. Both were roasted goodness on a plate. Not what I expected, but surprisingly tasty. Don't miss out!
Great service and ambience. Quality of food is excellent. If you stay in Westin Palace, this is a must go!
During our recent stay in Madrid, we had dinner there a couple of times. No matter what appetizer or main you order - be sure, it would be cooked to perfection. The staff and Don Esteban himself will welcome and take great care of you. Their menu is extensive, but there is no need for detailed description of the dishes, my pictures tell it all. And they have a dessert chef too... P.s You will walk off these calories, as you mostly walk up the streets in the center of Madrid.
Open early from 6 PM, made reservation at 6 :30. Food and service are good. Only a couple of people speak English. It worth to try, have a good desert manual as well.
Great authentic Spanish restaurant that is run by a gentleman who has been doing it for many years.
Great wine list that's has something for everyone.
Food was well done, real good home style local cuisine.
I had a seafood stew that was unique to Madrid area.
Of course the sliced ham and olives were out of this world!!
It wouldn't be a trip to Spain without a nice big bowl of Paella. So when it came time to choose my first dinner in Madrid, I trucked it on over here and got the business.
The restaurant has, what I would imagine to be, an old school Spain atmosphere. Both decor and set up give off a very authentically traditional vibe.
I knew what I wanted, so I dove into the traditional Paella and stuffed my face. It was very good and had all the flavor a I would expect a good paella dish to have. The chicken and beef were cooked perfectly, and mixed well with the rice. As good as it was, I must say that I have had better. This isn't a bad thing, but given I was having it in Spain, I was hoping to be blown away.
The service was excellent and the staff had just as much charm as the restaurant did. The vibe was laid back and there is a cool bar area by the front door that's good for grabbing a drink or even dining there.
Overall a very good experience.
Excellent place. Wide array of food choices and very helpful service.
Gaspacho -- excellent.
Ensalada -- fresh and generous portion.
Paella -- great.
We went here on our first night in Madrid. It was right by our hotel so it was a very easy walk. We were sat right away and he offered us an olive appetizer and was very nice when we said we didn't eat olives so he brought us a salmon appetizer. The bottle of wine we ordered was his recommendation- good and not too expensive (24 euros). My boyfriend liked his steak and I liked the croquettes we ordered. The total bill was slightly expensive but they were very attentive and we enjoyed our food.
De lo mejor en Madrid. El estofado de Rabo de Toro es una cosa exquisita. La Paella para dos personas con un sabor espectacular. El pulpo a la gallega suave y muy muy bueno. No dejen de probar los postres la tarta o sugerencias que haga el personal. Atención muy buena. Sin duda lo recomiendo ampliamente y regresare.
Primera visita a este sitio -y no será la última-
Atraído por las buenas críticas, por fin conocí este afamado restaurante y mis expectativas, fueron ampliamente superadas.
Lugar de toda la vida, con sabores de siempre. Atención magnífica de Johan y su compañero -lamento no recordar su nombre- procurando que nos sintiéramos agusto en todo momento- aconsejándonos, dándonos explicaciones y dejándonos buenas sensaciones desde el minuto 1.
Cocina espectacular. Alcachofas confitadas buenísimas y Merluza a la Bilbaína.
Sin duda, 100% recomendable
Estuve cenando con unos amigos el martes pasado y la verdad que todo genial desde el primer momento, al ver que éramos un grupo de 10 personas nos ofrecieron sentarnos en una zona tipo reservado donde estuvimos muy a gusto.
En cuanto a la comida, un 10, desde la tapa de patatas revolconas que nos pusieron al principio hasta los postres. Destacar dentro de los entrantes, para mi gusto, el carpaccio de gamba, me sorprendió gratamente y el emplatado muy bonito. Como plato fuerte, lo tengo claro, el rabo de toro acompañado de una salsa que todavía me sigo acordando... tuve que pedir extra de pan al camarero hasta que dejé mi plato impoluto.
En definitiva, sitio 10 y ubicación ideal para luego darse una vuelta por la zona ahora que viene la Navidad.
En enero volveré !!
Llegamos de casualidad en pleno puente de la constitución y gracias a Dios nos hicieron sitio.
Grata sorpresa tanto por la comida como por el servicio.
Todo buenísimo, pero la Sardina ahumada y los callos, espectaculares.
Si puedo, volveré.
Lugar muy tradicional, muy buena comida y buena atención. Muy buen pan, su masa me permitió hacer una linda rosa. 😍
La mejor Paella de Madrid y vino deliciosa
Y camareros muy amables y competentes
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