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La Catedral

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Carrera San Jeronimo 16, Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 35 56
08:30 - 01:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Great staff. Great ambience. I lived in UK for more than 20 years before coming to live in Madrid so I was really puzzled by amgrid's comment that the food reminded you of Britain 20 years ago. I have eaten at La Catedral many times and I can see no resemblance between its menu and anything I experienced... More 

Thank stevebailey50s
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely interior, staff were very good but the food reminded me of Britain 20 years ago. Tastes were simple, and did not require teeth to eat. Good value champagne, the rest was overpriced mush.

Thank angrid
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we went in on the first day of our trip to Madrid, we went there every day as no other restaurant can match it. In fact, this restaurant is not only a little better, it is miles better. Super quality of food, plenty of choices on menu at reasonable price, served with high efficiency. Friendly staff, they work very... More 

Thank nichole_li
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attracted by its traditional décor when passing by in the morning, we made a point of returning to La Catedral for a late lunch, and arriving at 2.40 p.m. we had to join a queue for 20 minutes, such is its popularity. Well worth the short wait! Seated downstairs in a packed room of diners, service was nevertheless very prompt,... More 

Thank bucksbee
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went here for dinner during our stay in Madrid. We were attracted by the decor and the fact that they had a vegetable paella on their menu. My daughter and I are both vegetarians and we had been finding it a struggle to eat out in the city. The paella was great, and huge, so much so that we... More 

Thank clarsair
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this place out after stumbling upon it while venturing through the streets of Madrid. Both the outside and inside decor are inviting, neat little nook type seating with a warm feel. We ordered sangria and tapas, which were ok. The jamon y queso croquettes were our favorite, the other tapas we ordered were... More 

Thank Brianna S
Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited here twice for lunchtime menu and were very impressed in both occasions. The place fills quickly with Spanish business people so that must be a good sign. Atmosphere is very good too. Just a note, don't sit downstairs as that where the toilets are. They are very clean but for some reason ALL the doors are of the... More 

Thank 1stSteve_666
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is an interesting looking restaurant with very different decor. We went for tapas and were made to feel very welcome, despite our very limited Spanish. The waitress helped us with a selection of food and wine and the resulting meal was very good. The portions are quite large and we found that ordering two items was enough for a... More 

Thank Gareth J
Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our hotel concierge recommended this hotel, and it was a perfect introduction to Spanish food in Madrid. Yes, it is geared towards tourists, but that is what I am! The decor is very heavy on the wood and seems to have a bit of a nautical theme. The food was reasonably priced and very tasty, with good sized portions. The... More 

Thank Texaroo2
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were suffering from a bit of culture shock, and unused to eating at 9pm or standing up to eat a meal. While La Catedral caters for tourists and was open early, even after 12 days of travelling through Spain it had great food compared to other places. Our waiter warned us about ordering more than 3 tapas, and he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera San Jeronimo 16, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 35 56

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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