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Taberna Gastromaquia

Pelayo 8 | chueca, Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
915226413
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Ranked #20 of 6,099 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Salamanca
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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The praises for Hugo and his restaurant have all been said in previous reviews. This is a storefront restaurant with plastic and formica tables and chairs. And arguably the best food in Madrd. On our two visits, unless you arrived at opening time, 8:30, you could not get a table without a reservation. And even with a reservation, sometimes you... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We found this place near our apartment and it was simply amazing. We had chilled soup which was extremly tasty and some tapas which were beautiful and mouth watering. Recommend to everyone.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the restaurant on our first night in Madrid. The food was excellent and the proportions were just right. Between the two of us we tried four dishes, the rabbit, potatoes, goat cheese salad and clams. Goat cheese salad was our favorite, excellent dressing.

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Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Absolutely superb. Recommended by a business colleague we waited until it opened at 8:30pm and managed a sneaky table for two amongst the loyal bookings. We had delightful guacamole to start with - even though I don't love raw onions it was good alongside the banana crisps. Fajitas and patatas bravas were delicious - don't let the ketchup spread confuse... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Found this restaurant on Trip advisor and it completely lived up to its reputation. We called to book half an hour before and it was a good idea as it is a small and very popular restaurant that gets full quickly. The staff were SO friendly and helpful taking the time to find out where we were from and going... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I generally hate agreeing with people, and following the herd. But this place deserves all the great things people say about it. How can another review make any difference in swaying or even confirming opinion? Why even bother adding another rave notice? Indeed, why make it even harder to get a table here, once word meets critical mass, and it... More

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Orlando, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went in the afternoon, not knowing that this place is only open in the evening. We went back on a Friday night for my son's last meal in Madrid. WOW, what a place. We took TA contributors' advice and got there early to wait for a seat. We were one of the first in at 830, and by 9... More

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orlando florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Everything was absolutely fabulous. Creative, fairly priced, Owner very personable. A memorable meal. We didn't have a reservation. Showed up when the restaurant opened and lucky for us a table was available. within 30 minutes of the 8:30 opening every table was occupied. Will be back in Madrid in a month and will definitely be going back to Gastromaquia. About... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We walked in Friday to see if there was a table but it was full 15 minutes after they opened, so we reserved a table for the following evening. If you want to be sure to get a seat, you need to reserve. When we left Saturday there was a queue outside. It is a very small place, English is... More

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Roslyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had dinner there our second night in Madrid with 2 vegetarians. We are New Yorkers and used to good food. When we first arrived I thought the place was a dive. Then we were seated. The service and food were wonderful. the flavors different from any we had eve had. The waiter was delightful and extremely helpful. This restaurant... More

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