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La Castela

#84 of 8,750 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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28009 | C/ Doctor Castelo, 22, Madrid, Spain
+34 915 74 00 15
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 12:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Castela is a wonderful bar with a restaurant in the back that serves excellent tapas at very reasonably prices. All of the selections that we ate were terrific including the calamares, (squid), callos con garbanzos (tripe with chick peas), and ensalada de cecina. Nice assortment of bread and break sticks. Great, attentive service. Food comes out quickly. So highly... More 

Thank PamplonaBound
Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice, hence busy, place for a lunch. Simple interior design, while food is extremely tasty and service is quick and friendly.

Thank Alex B
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to have great tapas. Order anything everything is really good. Arriving at 20:00 gives you a seat at a table but hurry because arriving late will keep you standing during your meal.

Thank Razor1012
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant atmosphere and service. The food was exquisit, and still very reasonably priced. One of the best meals that we have had - not only in Spain. Would highly recommend a visit to the place, however make sure you make a reservation. Kitchen opens at 9pm, but it is nice to arrive earlier to enjoy some aperitif in the... More 

Thank Julia s
Binyamina, Israel
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just arrived to Madrid and had received some recommendations. We decided to head over to La Castela based on one of those recommendations. From the get go we were in for a treat. We had the dried tuna with almonds and the chickpeas with shrimps for starters. Both excellent. The dried tuna was a surprise - Simple but a... More 

Thank Otriper
Huntington Beach, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding. Many choices and staff will suggest if you are not sure. I had the clams, mussels, a rice & squid dish, and many other small Tapas. Cold beer and great wine. Wait staff won't bother you, so if you want something just smile and get their attention. Service is relative. I thought it was outstanding!

Thank BajaHoncho
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

There is a reason why the menu never changes, the food is just amazing! The service is fantastic and the atmosphere incredible, and Castelados around the corner is just as fabulous!

Thank Raphyfa
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230 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We asked our hotel to reserve seats for us and it was a good move as the restaurant was packed. The food was tasteful and the wine excelent. We had Sauteed Chickpeas with king Prawns which was great. for our main course we had Hake with garlic, red pepper and vinegar suace and we loved all the dishes. We had... More 

Thank Yona S
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The bar outside of the restaurant was full of people enjoying cocktails and tapas which is always a good sign. The dinner at the restaurant did not disappoint. Two of us split three dishes which was the perfect size. We did the layered tuna salad and it was amazing. We also had the house specialty of garbanzo beans and shrimp... More 

Thank jenw96
New York City, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very busy, very slow service, but truly excellent food and a great experience. Would recommend to anyone...

Thank mrcnorton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$48
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28009 | C/ Doctor Castelo, 22, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 74 00 15

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