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Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana

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Plaza Santa Ana 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 20 15 82
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Herzlia, Israel
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered about 5 different tapas dishes, some were edible others were simply bad. We didn't touch those yet the waiters and manager just said "sorry". Very wired in this day and age. One more thing is that no one spoke a word of English.

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France
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good: simple, relying on quality ingredients in smart combinations. 120€ for 6, including 2 drinks each and a filling and satisfying meal. The croquetas are excellent. Smoked salmon highly recommended for fish lovers. The service was very average, they forgot some dishes, and waiters lacked freindliness/wamth, perhaps a consequence of becoming a restaurant chain.

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Potomac, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Food was average to slightly above. The steak and Brie tapas was excellent. Service a tad slow and snooty.

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Thank rbseidel
LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and writing your experience. We are so sorry about what happened to you in our restaurant. We are working to improve our service and do the best we can. Greetings. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this place a while ago it serves the tastes mojitos and very appetising tapas. Whenever I went it was quite busy but it's still worth a try! All staff is very friendly and approachable. Pricing is quite high but, overall a very lovely place with fantastic drinks! Very recommended!!

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Thank Klaudia G
LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Hello Klaudia! Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with a friend and enjoyed a variety of tapas. My favorite was the cow tail which had a really nice texture and went well with the cream potatoes. The service was a bit slow but overall it was a nice place to get a bite to eat especially in that plaza.

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Thank youngsoiboi
LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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221 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We ordered a few appetizers and weren't that impressed. One of the appetizers we didn't like was the burger sliders. The meat was oddly seasoned and the meat itself didn't taste to great. We ordered meatballs and it was the same outcome with those unfortunately. The croquettes and bread were good but that was about it. Service and drinks were... More 

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Thank Jeff G
LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and write your experience you. Sorry you have not enjoyed our cuisine. We are working to improve our service and the best you can. Greetings. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Terrible experience on our first night in Madrid. The restaurant was packed but the manager assured us the wait will be very short. After 20 minutes he walked us and a Sapnish family with a child downstairs to an empty room which smelled overwhelmingly like sewer! We all protested and refused to stay there - the manager was very rude... More 

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LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and writing your experience. We are so sorry about what happened to you in our restaurant. We are working to improve our service and do the best we can. Greetings More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I come here at least for one evening everytime I visit Madrid. Wide menu, excellent food and great wine, not to mention the fantastic location. All year round possibility to eat outside right in the Plaza de Santa Ana. Give it a try!

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Thank thirstytravelingman
LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Madrid, Spain
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is always a sure bet to go to any of the Lateral Rstaurants. Service is mostly good and the food is great! In Plaza Santa Ana we always take friends to have drinks and tapas and to the one in Arturo Soria mostly to have lunch since it is near work. Easch of them has their own personality

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LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lateral is one of my favorite tapas restaurants in Madrid. There are several Lateral, but all have the same menu. My favorite is the one in Plaza Santa Ana, which has a terrace. Must try: the croquettes (ham and boletus), avocado tartar with smoked salmon, salmon roll filled with ham, Sirloin with glazed onion and provoleta cheese.

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Thank Melanie R
LATERAL_REST, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Santa Ana 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 20 15 82
Description
El restaurante Lateral ubicado en la plaza de Santa Ana, en el madrileno barrio de las letras, abre sus puertas en el ano 2008. Es el quinto restaurante que Lateral abre en Madrid, y lo hace con la intencion de trasladar su particular oferta gastronomica a una de las zonas con mas vida en la capital y mas transitadas por el turismo.Disenado por el interiorista Inigo Well, al igual que los de Fuencarral y Arturo Soria, es posiblemente uno de los restaurantes mas bellos en la plaza de Santa Ana, en el que destacan su impresionante fachada tallada en madera y una decoracion interior que hace pensar que puedas estar mas en tu propia casa que en un restaurante del centro de Madrid.El restaurante dispone de varias zonas con unas algo mas de 40 mesas distribuidas entre la planta baja y la planta sotano, y se ha convertido en uno de los mejores restaurantes con terraza en Madrid.Horario de cocina: ininterrumpido de domingo a miercoles desde las 12.00 a las 24.00 horas y de jueves a sabado hasta las 01.00Horario de local: de domingo a miercoles desde las 12.00 a las 24.00 horas y de jueves a sabado hasta las 02.00

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Huertas
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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