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Alkalde Restaurante

Barrio de Salamanca
Spanish, Basque
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Jorge Juan N0 10, 28001 Madrid, Spain
915 763 359
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1:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food and atmosphere

An atmospheric restaurant on a lovely street. The service and food was very good. Highly recomended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

An atmospheric restaurant on a lovely street. The service and food was very good. Highly recomended.

Thank spicycaesar
Charleston, SC, United States
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Restaurant is located in an affluent area. All the designer stores are in the vicinity. Both wife and I fried hake. A fish we were familiar with. It was excellent. Prepared well. Ambiance had a nautical but old world feel. Many photos of of ocean racing boats and crews are displayed on the walls. Service was good but not great... More 

Thank Lloyd G
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

What a great meal at this restaurant. It is unassuming but we saw good reviews for it and they didn't disappoint. Our waiter was so attentive and even convinced the cooking staff to make us dinner as it was 8 pm which is considered too early for dinner. The ambiance is very romantic as the lights were dimmed and the... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Davis, California
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our hotel manager (Hotel Orfila) recommended Alkalde after we told him that we wanted an authentic Madrid dining experience at a restaurant that locals like. What a wonderful experience! All the food was simply magnificent, well prepared and quite ample in portion. The baked squid in its ink on a rice bed was unbelievable and something I have not yet... More 

Thank NorcalWanderlust
Zurich, Switzerland
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a very good basque restaurant in the barrio Salamanca. One can eat outside as well as inside. We had typical things to share for starters which were very well done like croquetas or setas. Then for seconds we had the meat, chuleton, which was extremely good. Service was nice and attentive.

Thank Amaya A
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was a nice cosy place to eat. The food was good. I particularly enjoyed the Crab Bisque starter. The selection of bread was also good and the service was attentive and friendly. We went with some trepidation because we had seen reviews that varied wildly. We were pleased that we went.Our only criticism was that it was our most... More 

Thank Bonviveur_13
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My first meal in Madrid was in this restaurant, and what an awesome introduction to Madrid cuisine it was! My friend and I shared 5 dishes (where available, we requested the half portions instead of the full portions), a very good bottle of white wine recommended by out server, and desserts. The prices looked expensive at first on the menu,... More 

Thank Spangove
Sydney Australia
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332 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The English speaking waiter and menu helped. We started with an excellent sangria and then shared a burrata salad. This was followed by seared tuna, pork belly and apples and steak with truffled potatoes. We had sorbet in alcohol for a light dessert. Good food and service. The misting to cool the terrace was appreciated but was a bit strong.... More 

Thank yns_10
Lima, Peru
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I thought the service at lunch was fast and efficient (ok the guy did not smile a lot). The food was a little pricey but good. Massive portion of really good gazpacho. And the grilled anchovies were excellent. Its in a really nice shopping area - if you want cheap food, go one block north to Calle de Goya and... More 

Thank Bill T
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great location in one of the best areas, close to many other good restaurants.. Very disappointed, low quality and high-priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jorge Juan N0 10, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: 915 763 359

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque


Open Hours
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 1:00 am

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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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