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Sergi Arola Gastro

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Calle de Zurbano, 31, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913102169
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Presentation and taste are second to none

Great food, and the presentation artistry. 7 course of some of Madrid's finest. Service very good and attentive and the value exception for an upscale place in the heart of the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Bobby B
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Weston, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had heard plenty of good things about Sergi Arola, and was pleased to find out that, whereas many excellent restaurants close down during the August vacation period, Gastro didn't. Expectations for a good meal rise when a restaurant asks you for a credit card to make a reservation, so we went in with high hopes, and were not disappointed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Sergi Arola created an amazing settings for fine dining experience. The very private dining area with only few seating really sets the moods. The attentiveness of the staff add value to the dining experience.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food, and the presentation artistry. 7 course of some of Madrid's finest. Service very good and attentive and the value exception for an upscale place in the heart of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tables were laid out a bit weird. Everyone would look at you when you walked by because there was no where else to look. Food was presented wonderfully and it was as good as it looked. Leather table cloths were nice accent!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came here for lunch to celebrate birthday. The restaurant welcomed us at the door (probably because we were the last party to arrive) and saved the best table. We enjoyed the food and service pace is just right. The restaurant is also very accommodating - we felt the fish at main course is too fishy for our taste (it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Omg!!! Amazing restaurant. Such a brilliant and insightful food We had a great time at this 2 Michelin stars restaurant.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Namesake owner-chef Sergi Arola was not in the kitchen the evening we dined, but this disciple of famed Spanish chef Ferran Adria has clearly trained his team well to function at his level when not present. (Arola was away, busy expanding his empire to Turkey, as I recall.) While it would have been a great experience to do the signature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We manage to get a reservation at short notice and were the first to arrive (at 9pm). The service felt a little overwhelming until the other guests started coming in and then settled to purely excellent. We had the rating menu and the food was inventive (liquid rice sushi, for instance), tasty and plentiful. There is an exceptional winelist and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For one of Ferran Adrià's most famous disciples, Sergi Arola's restaurant, in my opinion, is not serving up food that is nearly imaginative enough. We went for the regular degustation menu, and I have to say that all the appetisers were quite plain. I was expecting to be surprised by various sensations, flavours, textures etc. Now it's hard to remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just had dinner here on Friday night and had to write about how amazing it was. We were very lucky because the restaurant had a cancellation so got a very last minute booking. The level of service was great and attention to detail with all of the food served was amazing. The menu was creative and the staff really took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de Zurbano, 31, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighborhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913102169

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Chamberi

Neighborhood Profile
Chamberi
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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