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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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    Very good
  • 51
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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
Great variety of tasting menu for reasonable price

We went to Ex Libris to celebrate a birthday. The place is really good for special occasions. The ambient is calm and very comfortable. We were ten persons and the table was very spacious. We decided to order one of the tasting menus they offer. They have different tasting menus according your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Alfredo G
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Madrid, Spain
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Bad Bramstedt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening at Ex Libris. The Menu was great incl. nice wine selection. The food was very tasty and Rosa was a wonderful waiter. We had a great evening!

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Thank Timm B
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your nice comments. We hope that your stay in Madrid has been pleasant and we keep forward to hearing from you soon. Comments like yours enforce us to keep working hard in order to get more opinions as good as yours is Best regards from Ex libris More 

Madrid, Spain
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We went to Ex Libris to celebrate a birthday. The place is really good for special occasions. The ambient is calm and very comfortable. We were ten persons and the table was very spacious. We decided to order one of the tasting menus they offer. They have different tasting menus according your apetite. It´s not easy to find restaurants with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alfredo G
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Dear Alfredo, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your stay with us, here at Ex libris restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed our food and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. About our staff, I only wanted to explain that we are always trying to improve our service and be as much pleasant as we... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place for dinner on our last night in Madrid. I combed through trip advisor reviews for hours before I decided on Ex Libris. I'm glad I did! Tucked away on a quiet street steps from our hotel in an unassuming little spot, it was the perfect mix of upscale and comfortable. Our visit was... More 

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1 Thank TFab1
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your dinner with us, here at Ex libris. We are glad that you enjoyed your event and look forward to welcoming you again in the future in Madrid and if it´s possible at Ex libris. We change our menus every season so the next time you come to Madrid, we will... More 

Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The meal was excellent. We had a choice of starters and fish and meat. We made a good choice with the help of a lady waiter, Alina. She was very kind and helpful. We had a very good time. The restaurant is very tidy and comfortable. It's in the town centre.

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Thank 298victoria
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank - you for your nice comments about our restaurant. Our main goal is the customers´ satisfaction and we work very hard to get it. We have many foreign customers thanks to our privileged situation in the center of Madrid and we try to help them to know our city a little better. I hope to see you... More 

Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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1 Thank Gattopippo
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank lucia m
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank 851Nia
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

We hope to return soon to visit us Thanks More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank heyjo
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank HenkvdB
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
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Helpful?
Thank Craig S
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 

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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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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