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El Brillante

) #7,815 of 9,167 Restaurants in Madrid $$ - $$$ , Mediterranean, Spanish
Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 28 69 66
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  • Average20%
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  • Terrible35%
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The prices are very high, and the food its normal. The waiters até very slow. Dont recommend this place at all.

Thank Rui R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We should have known better than to choose somewhere so close to the station - bit of a captive audience but with lots of luggage and a long wait for left luggage we were stuck with needing to find somewhere close to the station. Food...More

Thank zoedurrant
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has a Katz's via Madrid sort of aesthetic that makes it quite fun, but the food doesn't match the vibe. Solid fried calamari sandwich, but nothing else to really write home about. Get a mini baguette for a quick snack, but wouldn't stay...More

Thank BrklynTraveler101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst place to go.. "small" beer 5€!!! Sandwiches 8+€.. absolutely not deserves visiting.. it's typical place to rip off tourists..

Thank ivan i
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited at least 5 minutes to be served after we sat down. The waiter then barked at us in Spanish to ask us our order. We ordered churros. And we had to ask for the chocolate that comes it with. And it took 10...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon leaving the Sofia Reina we spotted El Brillante, the first restaurant on the street next to the museum. A sign in the window stated Take Away and so we assumed it was just a make and take it kind of place. We stepped in...More

Thank tlynn63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They say that you can't leave Madrid without stopping at El Brillante. I certainly agree. The calamari sandwich tastes especially good with a cold beer, but it's nothing truly exceptional. It's more an experience than a fine meal. Se dice que no se puede marchar...More

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Although expensive El Brillante is a nice restaurant close to Atocha train station offering good quality Spanish dishes and a nice array of drinks. The staff are functional if not overly friendly. Nice place.

Thank aodhanomaonaigh
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Classic Madrid tavern, being classic doesn't means nit or fancy. Best place for having the famous calamari sandwich! Order half of the bocata, the complete one is huge! Great experience under the concept of being a classic spot with the same service since the first...More

Thank Sergio H
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Sat at the Reina Sofia side and did not appreciate the large cafe on the other side. Waited ages to be served by a very grumpy waiter. All 4 of us opted for a burger for our lunch. Absolutely terrible - very thin, grey coloured...More

Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:30
06:30 - 00:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighbourhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: +34 915 28 69 66
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