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La Penela

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Calle Infanta Mercedes 98, 28020 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 79 91 78
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The food is of good quality, but the portions are very small for the prices they charge. The main negative point of this restaurant is that the waiters are rude and arrogant towards the customers. We did not feel at ease during our dinner.

Thank Niels V
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food is good. The portions are small and the service was not friendly. We were in and out at high speed

Thank fredvommen
Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

From the recommendation of a local, native Galician work colleague to the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor, I expected much more. My meal was okay, but even though I ordered the especialidades de la casa, I honestly don’t understand where the high marks come from. The meal began with promise. The complimentary olives were good, if salty, and the crusty... More 

Thank Hawk470
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276 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Really good restsurant that offers galician food and wine. Racommended its tortilla as well as its typical cooked meat. Also to try Ribeira Sacra wines.

Thank cornatel
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This was an excellent dining experience with my colleagues from Madrid. For starters we shared an omelette, chunky spiced octopus and razor clams. For a main course we had an excellent sea bass served on the bone. The two white wines recommended by the waiter were also excellent. It's a fairly quiet and sophisticated ambient. Definitely a culinary delight in... More 

Thank ChaletChevran
Sitges, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Went here whilst visiting a friend locally. We went for the Sunday lunch service without a reservation, which to be honest was a bit of a risk. We got lucky, but definitely best to make a reservation, this place was popular. With good reason in my opinion. I was a bit concerned when I saw how big the place was... More 

Thank Gerry M
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

La Penela is a Galician restaurant very close to the Plaza Castilla in Madrid. It is not a typical touristic restaurant and it is worth the time it takes to find it. We have been there several times and each one gets better. The specialities such as the *Tortilla betanzos", the "ternera asada" and the "filloas calientes" are to die... More 

Thank Clarissa R
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Also the Galician "Pulpo a la Gallega" was good. They have other sort of Galician specialities, and their Spanish omelete, is famous, although I am not very keen on too soft Spanish omelets.

Thank madoles
Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This was our third trip to cheddars and have never been disappointed. The food was super and our server, Amanda was great, attentive without being annoying. Will continue to go back and will also ask for Amanda as our server.

Thank bill p
Lugano, Switzerland
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106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Absolutely good! The service, the quality of the food , the winery... Everything is really good. The tortillas are really delicious and tipically from gallizia. The meat is an experience, a great experience. There is a lot of different wines to test. Really good

Thank Stefano M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$103
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Infanta Mercedes 98, 28020 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 79 91 78

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