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El Buey

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Barrio de Salamanca
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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Classic restaurant from 1982. The specialty of this restaurant is the grill...
Classic restaurant from 1982. The specialty of this restaurant is the grill beef, with a fresh fried potatoes.
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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was all just great, the taste of the food, the wine, the service. if was great dinner with a the knowing that we will come again

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you love REALLY GOOD meat, this is the place for you. Order the grill-it-yourself meat plate as my wife and I did. The staff brings a large plate of uncooked meat and, when you are ready to eat it, HOT plates. You put the meat directly on the HOT plate and grill it yourself. Once the plate cools down,... More 

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Thank Perry L
Spain
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Nicely located near to Opera. It's a good old fashioned restaurant, high ceilings and bright lights. Food was fine but nothing out of the ordinary. Not particularly exciting croquetas but some nice mushrooms. Steaks were fine but I didn't think that they were nearly as wonderful as others have said. A couple of little things got me. No draft beer,... More 

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Thank Simon B
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank JulieB11762
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank 현정 박
Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Jose M
Guam, Mariana Islands
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153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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Thank Anna M
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Kim C
Eagan, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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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: Steakhouse, Spanish, Mediterranean, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, 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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