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Taberna Mariano

#1,923 of 8,993 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Lope de Vega 25, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 29 93
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
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Showing 16: English reviews
Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at our Airbnb apartment at 9:30 in the evening after our flight from the U.K. and our host recommended this place on the corner of Lope de Vega and Calle San Augustin. The food was wonderful, traditional Spanish dishes, generous in portions and great value as well as quality. Seating was a little cramped, but that was part... More 

Thank NH50
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was our first place for lunch in Madrid having arrived the afternoon prior. The place was recommended by the manager of the hostel we were staying at, who praised it as family run and good value. I expected to see some sort of special, but since neither I or my husband did, we ordered a few dishes from the... More 

Thank EBfromMontreal
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very small bar, but how much space do you need for a cold drink (served with a tapa). Good tapas de casera. And they have a small dining room to make it complete. One of those very old Madrid bars. When they're used by local people you know you're at the right place.

1 Thank Rob d
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Recommended by cousin. Very small and local. Menu is pretty limited and has some traps. Beware of fish dishes. Service was good. A little too local for our taste.

Thank Jim V
Madrid, Spain
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195 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This small restaurant for locals is in the Barrio de Las Letras next to the Trinitarias Convent where Cervantes is buried and not far from the Prado. We got the last table at 14.00 on a Saturday and they could have filled the restaurant twice over with all the people they had to turn away who hadn't booked. We had... More 

1 Thank brucetaylortravels
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I popped into this place because it was busy with locals so I figured it must be a good spot. I was eating alone so I occasionally checked emails on my mobile. Mariano, I'm assuming the owner, told me that I was not allowed to be on my phone and I had to hurry up and eat because there were... More 

Thank MirandaTravel
Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I wrote a review of Mariano's three years ago after eating lunch there several times. This past week I had the opportunity to have lunch there twice. Both lunches were great. This time around I tried the menu del dia to see how it would work. For the first lunch I had gaspacho, a cutlet with fried potatoes, a bottle... More 

Thank stephen1957
Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Super nice place, great Spanish food. It is very popular, so try to arrive early for luunch and dinner. Family-run place, yummy food.

Thank vanebravo25
Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Great local option. No menus with pictures. A real place. I got a plate of grilled asparagus (after looking for days), sardines and two glasses of red wine. All for about 12 euro. I ate at the counter and heard no English the entire time. Two locals were having an animated discussion of soccer. I could tell some of the... More 

Thank windsurfer_2003
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our last night in Madrid, thanks in part to Mariano. The homey atmosphere and delicious food was just what we were looking for. We had no room for dessert, but couldn't pass up the complimentary cookies.

Thank lindahN8604ME

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
10:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lope de Vega 25, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 29 93

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

Neighbourhood Profile
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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