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Taberna Gastromaquia

Pelayo 8 | chueca, Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
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Ranked #27 of 6,506 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Salamanca

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Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I was incredibly lucky to stumble upon this restaurant on TA. My girlfriend and I both love food and when I narrowed the places to eat in Madrid to the neighborhood we were staying in, this popped up as the top option. The name stood out, and the glowing reviews solidified our choice of dinner for one of our only... More

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leighton buzzard, beds
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We visited last week, having read the reviews on TA - and just loved it! As others have said, Hugo the owner speaks perfect english and is totally passionate about his food and restaurant. He explained the entire menu, and then left us to choose, saying that he would guide us with the amount to order. The food is for... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The place is cozy and small while the hospitality is enormous. Hugo's English is good and he goes out of his way to help you order. Every dish we ordered was fantastic especially the octopus. Don't miss the experience if you are in Madrid.

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Calgary, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Pulled this one out of TripAdvisor and it didn't disappoint. As you walk in, there might br a slight hesitation as there isn't much in the way of a focus on decor. The menu is only in Spanish, but that turns out to be a good thing, because the owner comes and explains the whole thing to you and guides... More

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Poznan, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The restaurant was fantastic. We were very well received and the chef explained us the whole menu in English which, as we learnt from our stay in Madrid, was very rare. Most of the Spanish people in restaurant didn't even try to speak English. The food was delicious and cheap comparing to its quality. Such a shame that a restaurant... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in Chueca and found this one, small, busy and the food is something you will never forget. The menus are in spanish but one of the waiters explained the menu verbally in english, we ordered 3 courses and everyone of them was so good, mussels in tikka masala was so good that I can't... More

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Belmont, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

So we walk in here with no reservation. It's a hole in the wall. They have no room for us, but we can sit in the bar near the window. I'm so glad that we accepted! The menu was in Spanish, the servers only spoke Spanish. We thought we were going to have trouble! But then the head waiter appeared... More

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Shanghai, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went there without reservation, and fortunately there's an available table. Chosen their daily menu, our food, prawn, asparagus, entrecôte, all are very nice; and pls don't miss their homemade cheese cake, which is AMAZING!!!!! The EUR 19 daily menu including 1 antipasto, 1 main course, 1 dessert, 1 house wine and 1 coffee, it's of great value that I... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited due to reading reviews on here, a little hard to find but unique and quirky with amazing food. A small restaurant but several different nationalities in there I think because of Tripadvisor, the Americans on the next table told us they were, the size of the restaurant lending itself to sociability. As mentioned the owner goes through the menu... More

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When you walk in you're likely to find Hugo welcoming you from the bar. After a few minutes with him you'd probably stay if he were serving cheese whiz on ritz crackers. Instead, the culinary creations you're about to be presented with are likely to be your tastebud's highlight of your time in Madrid. We arrived with no reservation, but... More

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