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La Catedral

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Carrera San Jeronimo 16, Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 35 56
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08:30 - 01:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Bucharest, Romania
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had lunch along with my husband during the Christmas day. They had special menus for lunch and we've tried different variances of the lunch menus. I've been very happy with my vegetarian lasagna and my husband with the black rice with shrimp. A bit disappointing was the second plate - in case of my husband - the "ternera" was... More 

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sabsabUK
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of great meals here. We went for the Menu del Dia Option at 15.95euro which was three courses. The quality was great. Wine cost 2.60Euro a glass or 16.00Euro a bottle. The food we ate was of a very high standard and full of Spanish. Gets really busy from about 8.30pm so if you have not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the back entrance and made our way in. No reservation on a Friday night. They had one table which we took. The ambience was excellent a great buzz. We all chose from the fixed price menu which was excellent value. The food was great as was the wine and the service was speedy and pleasant. I would... More 

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 

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Thank stevebailey50s
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 01:30
Thursday
08:30 - 01:30
Friday
08:30 - 01:30
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
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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