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Taberna Gastromaquia

Pelayo 8 | chueca, Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
915226413
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Ranked #25 of 6,466 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Salamanca
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English first
Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very average restaurant, trading on the indeed remarkable fact that staff and owner speak excellent English and make you feel comfortable choosing from a limited list of dishes to share. There is much better food in Madrid at these prices. The many links on the net claiming this as a tapas bar are wrong.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

An excellent restaurant whose staff share a real passion for food. This results in a great menu which is cooked to perfection. The atmosphere and decor is lacking but is more than compensated by the food. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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408 reviews 408 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The dishes here are utterly delicious. Don't miss this place if you are in town - the staff are superb - friendly, helpful and fun. We asked for recommendations and were blown away by each dish that came. And - at EUR 116 for 4 people with gin and tonics and sangrias it was excellent value. Highly recommended.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This hidden taberna is a true gem of culinary genius - Chef Hugo - who has cooked alongside chefs Ferran Adria and Jose Andres and on his television show as well- takes great pride in helping serve and visit with every customer. Even better, his warm personality will make you want to visit again and again and his pride in... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fourth visit and looking forward to my next one. Hugo is chef and host and performs both tasks to perfection. His enthusiasm is infectious and he is very good at moderating your order as there is the temptation to try almost everything on the menu. When the food arrives, it is difficult to pick out your favourite as every dish... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were the first customers to arrive at this tiny restaurant in Chueca (luckily we had made a reservation as the place filled up quickly with a locals as well as tourists) As mentioned by other reviewers, Hugo, the chef is knowledgeable, patient and charming. He explained the dishes, answered our questions on how they make their olives, how come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We just returned from Taberna Gastromaquia after having a wonderfull meal. Hugo the chef came to explain each item of the menu which is in spanish, but his english is good and he has a lot of patience for each table. The food is wonderfull and Hugo deserves every compliment for his creative items. The whole meal, including 3 glasses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was our final night in Madrid, so wanted something special to celebrate. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, who made us feel his enthusiasm & pride in what he served as he described the menu. The food was fantastic, flavours that worked well & were amazingly fresh. One of the dishes we ordered was ribs. My friend eats... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We tried this restaurant on a whim after reading interesting reviews about it. It is about a 15 minute walk from central Madrid that requires walking through a busy but rather sketchy area, but proved to be well worth the effort. It is located in a narrow space with a small number of tables, and the owner / chef Hugo's... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Encouraged by reviews on "Trip Advisor" we booked here for a "Special Night-out", and it turned out to be just that! Viewed from Calle Pelayo, "Gastromaquia" immediately registers as quite compact, and not exactly prepossessing . But what it may seem to lack in appearances, it more than makes-up in the quality of its deliciously tasty food offering, and notably... More

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