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Bodega La Ardosa

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Calle Santa Engracia 70, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 46 58 94
08:30 - 02:00
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place is noisy, crowded, dark and at weekends there are no seats. That could be bad, but that also means it is vibrant, different and lively. I don't mind standing up while eating the best Spanish tortilla of my life! We tried other tortillas in other restaurants during our stay but this one was the only one worth writing... More 

Thank RubinoBlu
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We found out about this place from a local and it was busy and crowded on each of our three visits. To get to the room in the back you have to crawl under the bar. The food is so good that we saw local willing to do the limbo to get to the back room. We had the Spanish... More 

Thank lorneinvan
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177 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Two entrances, wide bar but no depth. Lucky to find a seat and locals (almost family) bobbing in and out. Some people's nightmare bar but, if you want to experience a typical bar in Madrid that serves its neighbourhood, then this is it. A round of cañas with tapa of tuna canapés cost 4.80€ and served with a smile. Always... More 

Thank Eldeano1961
Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Went here based on positive reviews from a friend. Nothing wrong with it, but didn't find anything special either. Crowded and only standing tables. We got two beers and the "famous" artichokes. Had to ask twice for the bill, charged for food we didn't get, given wrong change. No plans to return, given the experience.

Thank livingineurope
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Need I say more? Been here 4 days in a row because it's a little Spanish gem. Try their tortilla because it is literally the best ever. The house made Vermut is also very very tasty, enjoy it with a plate of Spanish olives or great chips.

Thank leableableab
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

this place is a classic. kind of a hole in the wall but with spectacular food. the omelet is to die for. great and lively bar atmosphere. we actually had to crawl under the bar to get to our table. love it!!!!

Thank clayton j

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Engracia 70, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 914 46 58 94

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Staying in Chamberi

Neighbourhood Profile
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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