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El Club Allard

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Neighborhood:
Arguelles
International, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
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Calle de Ferraz, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 59 09 39
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 919
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Five stars are not enough

I have to admit that this was my first Michelin-stars experience, but I was completely impressed. The food, the service, the location and the clients are all to levels I couldn't imagine. I enjoyed every moment of the 3-hours lunch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cristian C
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have to admit that this was my first Michelin-stars experience, but I was completely impressed. The food, the service, the location and the clients are all to levels I couldn't imagine. I enjoyed every moment of the 3-hours lunch!

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Thank Cristian C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Living in the Dominican Republic, and being a foodie, I have heard the fairy tale story of Cinderella from Jarabacoa who left to Madrid starting as a dishwasher to become a 2 star michelin chef at Club Allard in Madrid. So for my Mother's 70th birthday I made a point to get a table for all the family at Club... More 

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Thank Ian S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, the staff were very hospitable and attentive. The food and menu was very innovative whilst everything tasted decent.

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Thank Mandy T
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business dinner here and the dishes are very well and specially prepared, the service is friendly and very attentive. The wines that are served are nice and well priced. Certainly worth a visit when you are in the neighbourhood.

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Thank Jopie66
Evanston, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loving food as we do, we were excited about the prospect of dining at El Club Allard. The experience surpassed our expectations. Food, service, setting were exceptional. Only one caveat: the entrance to the restaurant is not obvious and looks like an apartment building. Well worth the time - and expense!

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Davis, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were apprehensive about El Club Allard since we were convinced based on previous experiences that molecular gastronomy is a waste of time. But boy were we wrong. The back story for talented young chef, Maria Marte, is enough to convince any disbeliever. She arrived in Madrid from the Dominican Republic with no experience and started working as a dishwasher.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant ! I was in Madrid alone and i just had to check this place out, since I'm a huge restaurant fan. I got lucky and did find an available reservation for the same day . Restaurant is located in some gorgeous looking old building and there are no signs with name outside . It was the... More 

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Thank JulianaK4
Simsbury, Connecticut
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It is the first time we have visited since there was a change in the kitchen. The experience did not disappoint. I can say for sure this is one of my favorite places in the entire world.

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Thank TVMD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We go for the 12 dishes set, the food is good. They have good wine. The food is fusion spainish food, very presentable food. It takes 2 and a half hour for the lunch. The service is patient and excellent. Good experience.

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Thank Weixi Z
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

What a fantastic dinning experience - our first time in a 2 star Michelin and we were not disappointed!! The decor was beautiful, elegant, understated, calm and composed. The staff were attentive, but not overly so, lovely menu simple choice of 3 to choose from. Beautifully executed and Miguel our very lovely waiter was able to tell us about each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de Ferraz, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Arguelles
  • Neighborhood: Arguelles
  • Phone Number: +34 915 59 09 39

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Arguelles

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Arguelles
Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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