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Ex Libris

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Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 28 28
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Ex libris we offer traditional food with fresh products garnished with...
At Ex libris we offer traditional food with fresh products garnished with the chef's creation. It gives our dishes a modern look without forgetting our Mediterranean roots. Fresh garden products: vegetables and legumes are a great addition to our meats and fishes. A great selection of hot and cold starters, carefully and lovingly prepared by chef team, will make your meals, whether during leisure or business very pleasant. We believe that a pleasant and cosy setting in a central location (Chueca - Gran Via) is the necessary ingredient to come back for a meal again. We make an effort for that to happen.This is accompanied by the meticulous service provided by the sommelier and his team who will also be happy to help you, if you like, in selecting wines.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food, good offers

Stayed at the Lusso Infantas Hotel and ate here on two nights. The first night we had the tasting menu which was superb and at 50% off a real bargain. Star of the meal was the butter fish with tempura veg, delicious. The other courses were good too. The second time we dined we went for the a la... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2013
JWMW101
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were a party of 22 and had a lovely evening at exLibris. They offer a menu degustación for € 25 which includes plenty of food and 2 drinks. Two guests had a food allergy and they promply offered an alternative dish I highly recommend ExLibris

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hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your stay with us, here at Ex libris restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. From the heart of Madrid and from our entire team we extend our warmest regards. More 

Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I celebrated my birthday with friends and what a great experience it was ! I booked La cueva ( the cave ) an intimate dinning room for 10 to 12 people. Not only was the dinning room lovely, the food was delicious and the staff excellent.I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review
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Buenos días Lucía, Lo primero ¡feliz cumpleaños!, es un placer para nosotros que nos hayas elegido para celebrar un día... More 

Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

During my trip to Madrid recently , Ive got the tip for this restaurant. I was very amazed by the great service and the nice staff. The food has exquiset quality , great vine . I can really recommend this restaurant. One of my next trips to Madrid this is a must visit from now on.

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hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

We hope to return soon to visit us Thanks More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant, I had the pork shoulder for a main here which was delicious! I'll definitely come back next time I'm in Madrid.

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hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we made a reservation on line, which was confirmed in an e-mail. 15 minutes before the moment of reservation we got a phone call, that the restaurant was fully booked. Nothing was done to solve our problem

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hotelinfantas, Manager at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good evening, Our reservations engine on line is working alright but if we have four diners available you can only reserve 4 diners even though you write in the remarks that the reservation is for six people Sir. That is why we phoned you in order to inform that we only had a table for four peope. We are very... More 

Segovia, Spain
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Try whatever you want on the menú it is all superb. The menú has a decent selection of dishes and everything was done to my liking.

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hotelinfantas, Manager at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Comments like yours encourage us to continue to improve our service. We are now working in the next menus, we hope you like them as much as the ones we had during the winter We hope to see you again at Ex libris restaurant Yours sincerely More 

Murphys, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The restaurant is on a quiet street. They offer a fixed menu for 30 euros. It may seem pricey but this is first class establishment with linen and new plates and setting for each serving. The servings are tapa size but the variety is very good and they are about the size of 2-3 tapas. You can make reseat ions... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A quiet air of desperation is tangible at Ex Libris. Maybe is the ambitious menu that the kitchen can't deliver. Maybe is the jaded waitstaff. Or maybe is the cafeteria food presented as fine dining. Me and my girlfriend were there on a Friday night. We arrived at 9 PM to an empty room and were offered a table in... More 

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hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Dear Pablo, We really feel sorry and very unhappy when a customer leaves Ex Libris insatisfied but it seems that your review is excessive. Do you really believe that if everything was as you said we would have such good reviews on online restaurant guides. We work hard in order to move forward with this restaurant which is not easy... More 

Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Spoke to the restaurant at 2pm on a Thursday to make a reservation for 13 people for the following night. Had menu, time etc confirmed by email and later in the day was emailed a form which i had to complete along with a scanned copy of my credit card and passport with a deposit of €50 to pay- a... More 

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hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Dear Triona, We feel very sorry about your upset with Ex Libris for our cancellation policies but I will explain you why we act this way. Last night February 4th we had a dinner for 15 people without deposit because they made the reservation on sunday, so the banks were not open, and they said thatk and they said that... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed at the Lusso Infantas Hotel and ate here on two nights. The first night we had the tasting menu which was superb and at 50% off a real bargain. Star of the meal was the butter fish with tempura veg, delicious. The other courses were good too. The second time we dined we went for the a la carte... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighborhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 28 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 39
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

At Ex libris we offer traditional food with fresh products garnished with the chef's creation. It gives our dishes a modern look without forgetting our Mediterranean roots. Fresh garden products: vegetables and legumes are a great addition to our meats and fishes. A great selection of hot and cold starters, carefully and lovingly prepared by chef team, will make your meals, whether during leisure or business very pleasant. We believe that a pleasant and cosy setting in a central location (Chueca - Gran Via) is the necessary ingredient to come back for a meal again. We make an effort for that to happen.This is accompanied by the meticulous service provided by the sommelier and his team who will also be happy to help you, if you like, in selecting wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chueca

Neighborhood Profile
Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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