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El Buey

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Barrio de Salamanca
French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill, Bistro
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Calle Gral Pardinas 10 28001 | Calle Gral Pardinas 10, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 31 44 92
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Description: Classic restaurant from 1982. The specialty of this restaurant is the...
Classic restaurant from 1982. The specialty of this restaurant is the grill beef, with a fresh fried potatoes.
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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My coworker brought me here, saying that he found out a nice restaurant. He ordered today's menu written on the blackboard and hot stone dish steak. I love the foods there and like the atmosphere as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was taken to this restaurant by friends from Spain. When they lived in Madrid this was one of their favorite places. I can see why! Excellent service and excellent food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My coworker brought me here, saying that he found out a nice restaurant. He ordered today's menu written on the blackboard and hot stone dish steak. I love the foods there and like the atmosphere as well.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A classic restaurant in Madrid, where you can find nice service and soberb meat. They give you hot plates to finish cooking the meat. Delicious diner.

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

They have a very unique way of serving their steak. They give you a hot stone to cook it yourself. It was very enjoyable.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The most amazing restaurant I have ever been to! Steak lovers this is the place to go to! You are given thinly sliced steak with sea salt sprinkled over it, you have searing hot clay plates to then cook the steak to your own liking! Fabulous service, amazing food! Get a table booked!

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food and the experience of grilling the meat yourself on your own extremely hot plate was exceptional. The salad, wine and french fries were also very good. We went for a late lunch since we needed to be up early the next day and had a wonderful meal.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had visited another branch of El Buey about 10 years ago and it was one of the highlights of that trip. We were staying on Principe de Vergara and decided to try out this branch. We didnt make a reservation but took a chance and although it was a Monday night we were lucky to get a table. Its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We enjoyed tremendously having dinner at El Buey. The burrata was the best ever and the meat was unbelievable... Cooked at your plate... Highly recommended...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The El Buey is a wonderful meat experience. We were there und ate the pastel de Moriscos as start ( really very good) and the main was the house speciality "lombo de buoy" or steak to be finish grilled on your dish. The meat was very soft and tasteful. To complement we drank the house wine (with the restaurant label),... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

El Buey is a great restaurant experience. The main dish is 1Kg meat which comes in strips that you cook on a hot plate in front of you. Highly recommend the restaurant if you are visiting Madrid the staff were really attentive and helpful throughout the evening. The only thing to note is the restaurant does not open until 9... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Gral Pardinas 10 28001 | Calle Gral Pardinas 10, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 914 31 44 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 58
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Classic restaurant from 1982. The specialty of this restaurant is the grill beef, with a fresh fried potatoes.

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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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