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Naia

#280 of 7,207 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
La Latina
Spanish, Bistro
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Plaza de la Paja, 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913662783
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Naia is located in the famous Plaza de la Paja in the heart of Madrid. It...
Naia is located in the famous Plaza de la Paja in the heart of Madrid. It offers a creative and seasonal menu that combines new culinary trends with traditional dishes, providing some enjoyable surprises. In the elegant and welcoming dining room diners can enjoy dishes such as scallops with foie gras, a ruby port reduction and spiced toasts; tartare of prawns with white garlic and avocado ceviche; or Ibérico pork loin roasted with fresh figs and sherry. The restaurant has a chill-out area for drinks after dinner and in summer there is a large outdoor terrace.
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful decor, beautiful food

This is a beautifully decorated, laid back restaurant. The service was excellent. There is an English menu available. I had the tuna red curry which tasted amazing and was very fresh, however I could have done with a little bit more! We had some bread which was really good (especially when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Emma H
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Ilford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ilford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a beautifully decorated, laid back restaurant. The service was excellent. There is an English menu available. I had the tuna red curry which tasted amazing and was very fresh, however I could have done with a little bit more! We had some bread which was really good (especially when dipped in to the curry sauce!)

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Montana Rose
Top Contributor
590 reviews 590 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This restaurant changes every time we come. The first time we were here it was casual but the food was very good. The second time, the staff were pretentious and rude and the food was mediocre. This time, they've changed the inside (for the better), and the food has gone up in both appearance and flavor (but so has the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I really found the restaurant to be much better than i expected. Waitress was a lot of fun. Great restaurant for a first date. I recommend this restaurant!

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Málaga, España
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor this evening 02/01/2015 and read all the positive comments about it. I can only confirm them all. Lovely atmosphere...very peaceful place in a wonderful location. Food was just perfect. Small menu but quality of ingredients and passion make the rest. I had the best tuna tartare ever in my life. Smooth...delicate and with some cucumber..onion... More 

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manchester
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144 reviews 144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As others have said - its changed a little over the yrs from what it was - and charges more for less. However, its still a delightful spot to sit with the locals in the square on a warm evening. Both indoor and outdoor seating available. I had the tuna and colleagues had the tartrate and the hamburger. All were... More 

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adrianf64
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Delicious food, relaxed and friendly service - set in a beautiful location..... Nothing to dislike as far as I was concerned!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on a quiet Tuesday night, encouraged by the good TripAdvisor reviews and 30% midweek discount when booking via the Fork website. We weren't disappointed! The menu is not particularly Spanish but rather it is an excellent moderately fancy bistro menu. We shared the squash, sage and Gorgonzola ravioli and it was the... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This used to be a favourite place of my for taking visitors or eating with friends but when I took some visitors the other day we ended up sorely disappointed and very hungry. Basically it's become a lot more pretentious, with smaller portions, higher prices and very very slow service. The other problem for me is that it used to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place is very tasty – both the décor and the food…. I’ve had the shoulder of Iberico pork, chargrilled medium rate and it was awesomely good – tender and beautiful flavour. It’s not cheap but worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a very fine meal, but got quite the chock as the check arrived... Naia charged extra for everything from the bread, we didn't order (nor eat) to the outdoor-service. We liked the food, but disliked the price. 3 main dishes and the cheeps bottle of vine = 90 €

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de la Paja, 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913662783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 38
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

Naia is located in the famous Plaza de la Paja in the heart of Madrid. It offers a creative and seasonal menu that combines new culinary trends with traditional dishes, providing some enjoyable surprises. In the elegant and welcoming dining room diners can enjoy dishes such as scallops with foie gras, a ruby port reduction and spiced toasts; tartare of prawns with white garlic and avocado ceviche; or Ibérico pork loin roasted with fresh figs and sherry. The restaurant has a chill-out area for drinks after dinner and in summer there is a large outdoor terrace.

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Staying in La Latina

Neighborhood Profile
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighborhood with two unique personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is characterized by a young population and a bohemian vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighborhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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