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C/de las Infantas 5, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 532 20 74
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Ranked #695 of 6,849 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cuban
Neighborhood: Centro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Zara is the best cuban restaurant ever. The food is excellent, with a wonderful ropa vieja; the service is tops and friendly; they have lucious, homemade margaritas (nothing out of a bottle). My favorite place in Madrid.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I read the reviews and was really looking forward to try the place. It wasn't such an amazing place really. I reserved just in case, and that worked really well. They are really friendly, that's a plus.

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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

For a high class brand the prices are actually reasonable. The clothes are high quality and they also have Zara for kids which is really good. Prefer this to el corte inglis

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Again enjoyed a great Cuban meal, the best avocado salad ever, ropa vieja and fried chicken, black beans and rice, platano maduro and of course the daiquiris. Always welcoming with big smiles. Word of warning, restaurant is moving in March, to a new location about 2 blocks away (Barbieri street). I'm sure it will be just as nice.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A family-run restaurant in the heart of Madrid. Very home atmosphere and friendly staff. Don't expect any luxury, you go there for the food: ropa vieja and frijoles are a must!!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The nicest little restaurant and warmest welcome - I have been many times, this time as a guest at lunch - late 2:30. A nice crowd, some media/celebrity types enjoying black beans and rice, "ropa vieja" and other Cuban and caribbean specialties, and OH the Daiquiris, one jug is not enough . We did not have to wait in line,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I'll start with the daiquiris. They are like the Pringles of the local drinking scene. Once you pop you can't stop. Strawberry, banana, mango and a special "Obama" daiquiri which is coffee flavoured. They come in big jugs and are served in dainty little champagne glasses. One jug is never enough. I'm just warning you. For me Zara is the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We had read about this restaurant on TP and it was on our list of places to visit in Madrid. Tonight our last night, we ventured out to Zara. It is guy pride week so the area is full of interesting folks this week. The entire experience for our family of 5 was terrific! Our children ages 8,11,14 gobbled up... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My wife is cuban so we get excited when we find an authentic cuban restuarant no matter where it's located. I stumbled upon this place on the internet..what a jewel!! The food was awesome and the service great. The ropa vieja was incredible and the pork was better than my mother-in-laws! Sorry Margot. Very resonable prices. I highly recommend this... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The food was tasty, interesting and rustic. It was delicious to be honest. It's rare for me to tell a waiter "that was really, really nice" but I did. It's not Michelin star stuff but it's good feed and good value. The Strawberry daiquiris are great and the old geezer that served us was a dude!

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Address: C/de las Infantas 5, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 532 20 74
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
Cuisine: Cuban

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