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Restaurante Viru

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Claudio Coello N0 116 | Barrio Salamanca, Madrid, Spain
915617771
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Not your typical Peruvian food

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
cpassant
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New York, NY
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York, NY
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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