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Zara

#867 of 7,207 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Chueca
Cuban
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C/de las Infantas 5, Madrid, Spain
91 532 20 74
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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Cuban dining experience . . .

If you´re a fan of Cuban food, then this is the place for you. We noticed this restaurant in passing and are grateful we came back to eat. Please note that the address listed on Calle de las Infantas is INCORRECT. They have moved to: Calle Barbieri 8. The closest metro stops are either Chueca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

If you´re a fan of Cuban food, then this is the place for you. We noticed this restaurant in passing and are grateful we came back to eat. Please note that the address listed on Calle de las Infantas is INCORRECT. They have moved to: Calle Barbieri 8. The closest metro stops are either Chueca, Banco España, Gran Via or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had a great experience, food was delicious, ropa vieja was my favourite, the service was excellent, very good atmosphere and friendly staff, good location just few minutes from Gran Via or Calle Alcala, but the best thing was when the waiter "Fernando" with his manager invite us a complementary homemade Margaritas.

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Madrid, Spain
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/de las Infantas 5, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighborhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: 91 532 20 74

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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