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La Ancha

#353 of 8,979 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Principe de Vergara 204, 28002 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 63 89 77
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Another good suggestion from our Madrid Museum Tours guide. We were looking for a traditional restaurant with local patrons and the Ancha in Principe de Vergara turned out to be exactly what we wanted. Professional and friendly waiters who practice the art of top quality 'invisible service'. Excellent appetizers of squid and cuttlefish. The main course was a delicious sole and... More 

Thank Catherine_Dartnell
Sauternes, France
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

There are two La Anchas in Madrid and both are family run restaurants where you can find delicious food where the focus is on quality, taste and excellent service. This month visited the restaurant in calle Zorrilla and Paco the maitre and sommelier gave excellent recommendations. At lunch time it's packed, but great for intimate evening dining. Try the famous... More 

Thank gourmetspain2
Madrid, Spain
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most typical restaurants in Madrid. Food is really amazing (you should try the escalope or the tortilla with callos). The staff is really nice and the price is as hoc (not expensive). You have to go if you want to eat real and typical Spanish food (not touristic one)

Thank Juanilloao
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Carrillada! Oh my God, am I in heaven? And the place is beautiful too ... Great service, sophisticated and classy. Amazing food and wine. We shall return.

Thank Yakoub Y
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292 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

These guys makes one of the best fried squid we ever had and we had it all over the world! It's crunchy from the outside yet soft in the inside. The cook managed to make a perfect fry as no oil residue is there. For the main dish, wr had grilled grouper which was made to perfection yion.

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
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101 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I came back to this restaurant after many years and I am pleased with the evolution. The restaurant is in a nice area but far from the most touristic places in Madrid. Next to a large beautiful park named Berlin and at walking distance of the National Auditorium, which offers good music seasons, and of the Real Madrid stadion. The... More 

Thank Huyggens
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The place has the perfect combination of delicate made food and amazing service. With a great variety of dishes, all of them are made with the same quality. Fresh fish is the king.

Thank Pablo Martin A
Paris, France
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1,426 reviews
1,152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Great traditional Spanish restaurant, with good quality rather than fancy food. Very much seafood oriented but then all usual croquetas, bellota and other lomo are present as well as delicious cooked vegetables. Large choice of fish with a special mention for grilled hake and salt cooked sea-bass. Eventually, extensive wine list with a good representation of various winemaking regions of... More 

Thank Scipion-Paris
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very good restaurant, small, like family owned and attention to clients is very good. I had solomillo al punto, excellent

Thank waterman01
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259 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Setting: Right at Principe de Vergara - for Parking you will need a public garage as it could be challenging to find a spot. Indoors are typical Spanish. Outdoor seating very nice in a wooden style under shade. They have also vaporizers for those hot summer days/ nights. Food: We had a gazpacho to start, which was very good and... More 

Thank Fernando B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principe de Vergara 204, 28002 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 63 89 77

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