This old eating house at number 12 on Calle Tetuán, next to Puerta del Sol, was founded in 1860. Its main claim to fame are its tapas, essentially cod-based, fried in slices and in croquettes. Casa Labra still preserves its original decor, with a curved façade following the structure of the building and an unusual glass sign with the establishment's name.
Inside, apart from the zinc counter and the traditional marble tables, visitors can contemplate the graffiti and numerous sayings referring to the establishment's history across the walls. Labra is part of Madrid 's history, as it was here that Pablo Iglesias secretly founded the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party on 2 May 1879. Its evolution has led its current owners, the Molina family, to open a small restaurant.
Tavern 9:30 am - 3:30 pm; 5:30 - 11:00 pm.
Restaurant: 1:15 - 3:30 pm; 8:15 - 10:00 pm
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