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Restaurante Viru

#658 of 7,634 Restaurants in Madrid
#702 of 7,864 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Barrio de Salamanca
Peruvian, South American
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Calle Claudio Coello N0 116 | Barrio Salamanca, Madrid, Spain
915617771
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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Superb something really new..new Peruvian

Last night a group of four of us went to Viru for the first time on the recommendation of tripadvisor. Two of us knew Peruvian food from being in Peru, myself included. We all had high expectations of modern Peruvian food. We were far from disappointed. As we arrived at 9.30pm after a long day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2014
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New York, NY
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are looking for typical Peruvian food, then this is not the place. But if you like a nice tasting menu of "fusion" foods, then enjoy. A bit pricey. We'll still with the lomo saltado.

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Madrid
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Last night a group of four of us went to Viru for the first time on the recommendation of tripadvisor. Two of us knew Peruvian food from being in Peru, myself included. We all had high expectations of modern Peruvian food. We were far from disappointed. As we arrived at 9.30pm after a long day we elected for the 6... More 

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MADRID
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I am a big fan of Peruvian cuisine. As a matter of fact, it is amongst my favorite, having tried at least 4 Peruvian restaurants in Madrid, and one each in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Düsseldorf and a number in Lima. The fresh ingredients artistically combined by Viru's chef are delightful, with delicious results. You are best off with the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a good example for a mixture of an upmarket and traditional environment with lovely peruvian food and very friendly staff.

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Madrid
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

"OLD DOG LEARNS NEW TRICKS" is the headline. My old dog palate thought it knew plenty about food, textures, colors and flavors. But thank heaven, there's always something new. What isn't so usual is that the new is so incredibly amazing. There is much to enjoy in a cuisine done at the top level, combining doses of South America, Mediterranean,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is quite easy to evalute: food is great, a mix between the origins and new cuisine. Very equilibrated. The place is quite and respects the privacy you will need to enjoy the meal with your mates. The unique cons can be it is little bit expensive for the current economics.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Virú is a jewel. For those of us who have sampled Peruvian cuisine in its origins, this Madrid restaurant takes everything in the menu to a superior level: the ingredients are fresh, the chef adds imginative touches without transforming any dish into something unrecognisable. The service is exquisite. Tables well separated to enjoy your own conversations without your neighbour's banter.... More 

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Madrid
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A great alternative to the well know Astrid & Gaston. Intimate atmosphere and good quality service. Worth trying, especially the ceviches...

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Madrid, Spain
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Excellent Peruvian restaurant on a par with the much more expensive Astrid & Gastón.Very nice décor and attentive service. Delicious starters (don't miss the Tiradito Asia-Perú), main courses (butterfish, manta ray, criollo rice) and even desserts (which we had read were not the best part of the menu - notin our opinion) You will get an incredible freshly-baked bread with... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

A beautiful restaurant. The most attentive, helpful and friendly service. Food of a quality and presentation we have not experienced before, made this an evening to remember. We would rank the meal and evening here as one of our best ever and would travel across the world to repeat it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Claudio Coello N0 116 | Barrio Salamanca, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: 915617771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighborhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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