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El Abrazo de Vergara

#72 of 7,159 Restaurants in Madrid
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Neighborhood:
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C/ Vergara, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
915420062
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small restaurant with excellent food

I went there on the last day of my Madrid trip. I had a reservation at 9pm, which is a normal time for dinner in Spain. The place is small, but spacious and there is only 1 waitress and the owner handling all the tables in the restaurant. I had an excellent tataki matching with the house wine. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We find the place from tripadvisor, food wasn't that good.. :( Place was also pretty expensive and it wasn't worth of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went there on the last day of my Madrid trip. I had a reservation at 9pm, which is a normal time for dinner in Spain. The place is small, but spacious and there is only 1 waitress and the owner handling all the tables in the restaurant. I had an excellent tataki matching with the house wine. The food... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We live in California and spend 6 weeks a year in Madrid, always on the hunt for consistently extraordinary food at prices that don't break the bank. El Abrazo de Vergara is exactly that. Every item on the menu is creative, beautifully prepared and magnificently presented. We usually follow the recommendations of the host. It is a small restaurant and... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small restaurant and really tasty food. Friendly staff and I had a really amazing Tataki while my partner had a Solomillo de Ternera, it was unbelievable soft and the quality was impressive. On the end we shared a warm cookie with melted chocolate and ice cream. Really good. I would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Booked online. Great table at back of room. Had grilled octopus, followed by rare steak, nice bottle of rioja, and we shared a couple of desserts. Food was delicious, service was exemplary. My wife also had 3 courses and a couple of glasses of white wine. The final bill was a pleasant surprise. We worked out it was about £65.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Personal and vibrant service. Food is nice and in surprising packing. Full point for display anf creativity. Food, though good, however, does not reach the promise of the packing. Starters and mains with good taste, leave dessert with an empty whole of ... No taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant when we discovered the good reviews and the fact that it was right up the street from the apartment we were renting. We were not disappointed! In fact, it was one of the best places we dined in Madrid. Our meal began when they presented us with a cold tomato soup for the amuse... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This hignly recommended establishment served perhaps the the tempura ever: giant shrimps on a seeweed bed. The seaweed was very tasty too. Unfortunately the boneless oxtail "pulled oxtail" didn't follow suit: bland meat and sauces that tasted only flour. It could be guessed that the brown sauce was made in a thick and well reduced broth, but there was just... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

First of all, we had a great dinner and the food and wine were great. The location is close to the Royal Palace and the restaurant has a beautiful modern interior. The food is great, but the service needs to be improved. The staff could not tell us much about the wines, did poorly speak English. Also the plates should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It was Sunday,tiny restaurant, great food, professional services,wine with variation and food with varaities to share dishes or the main one specialy the Beef cheekes,and over and above the value for money,really its relitevly cheep. I'll come again .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Vergara, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 915420062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 41
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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