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“Great service and very tasty paella”

Cantina La Traviesa
Ranked #352 of 12,483 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very good service, quick courteous and very helpful with foreigners trying to understand what to order..... and the seafood paella was the best I have tasted.

Thank Effie N
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Walked in circles to find this place. Tables right on the street separated by thin plastic wall. Started with delicious freshly sliced tomatoes with olive oil and oregano and plate of sliced manchego cheese and jamón serrano. Disappointed in paella de mariscos. Tasted bland compared to others I have had. Excellent service. Good sangria by the glass or pitcher. Average price for 2. Mid range.

Thank Chiquis926
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We decided not to bother researching and just stumbled upon this. Served initially with a free amazing tapa of Iberian ham and fantastic cheese, we ordered a delicious freshly battered and fried cod meal, plus the best pimientos, perfectly salted. Waiter had some character and added some spice to the meal.

Thank Davidcosgrave
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We came in here to have a few classes of sangria before ordering the food, as we weren't hungry yet. The restaurant being empty, we didn't it would be of any problem. Not sure if they understood us as they kept bugging us every 5 minutes.
Anyway, about the food:
Do not order the paella. Just don't.
The rice was still half raw, it crunched as you bit into it and got stuck between the teeth. Having eaten some amazing paella couple days ago, this was just dreadful.

Worst part was when we mentioned about the raw rice, the waiter first just by looking told us that it's fine. After a while of us not eating the food he came back and asked to take a taste. With a shrug he said "it's ok". Even our Spanish friend laughed when she saw the picture (the rice looks raw even in it!).
If this is what they think paella is supposed to be, well other's should be aware of their "service". For 15e a person (min 2 person) it's ridiculous, even the portion size is small.

Thank Henri L
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Whether part of a tour, or on your own, this Cantina was super. The owner even let us take a picture of us with him. Food, etc was great. Quaint place where everyone was friendly.

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Thank Beverly N
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