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El Paraguas

#60 of 8,223 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Barrio de Salamanca
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Jorge Juan, 16, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great Sunday Lunch

Had a great lunch. Could not be faulted. The staff were great and the food sublime. Try the King Crabcake

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great lunch. Could not be faulted. The staff were great and the food sublime. Try the King Crabcake

Thank gamut94
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy and thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Great way to end our visit to thee city. Great service and excellent food. Penne particularly good. A lively and elegant place clearly enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Thank 69Armstrong
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best food we ever head anywhere. Every course was truly memorable. If I am every in Madrid again, will eat here again - every time. In fact, I want to come back to Madrid so that I can come here again. We were visiting from the US. With the current exchange rate, we found it to be... More 

1 Thank 938MarkM
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a restaurant with a reputation of excellence, it was just good not great and most certainly not excellent. The worst was how they rushed us through our dinner. After all, fine cuisine takes time to prepare and is made to order!! We were seated at 8:30, were served a small cup of soup (which was the best part of... More 

1 Thank 23vivian09
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh baby sea eels! UNIQUE!! The fabada is very good and nicely presented. Great win list. Dressy Food is delicious, its location is great for a stroll after a wonderful lunch. Tranquil and family atmosphere.

Thank SabrinaVV
London, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place is best saved for a special celebration as it's not cheap. That said, by London standards, it's not unreasonable with mains starting in the mid 20s. It's quite a formal restaurant and at the risk of stereo-typing, I'm guessing that many of our fellow diners were from the surrounding Barrio de Salamanca and Retiro areas - lots of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

One of the best dining experiences of my life. We were celebrating a great moment with some friends and family (a total of 16) and we had a spectacular set menu that also included drinks. The service was as perfect as it gets. The wine was delicious and the food was out of this world. Refined traditional Asturian cuisine at... More 

1 Thank AlbaWaterhouse
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Is becoming a classic in Madrid...very good decoration and service. The products have high quality and the menu is really nice. Many good options to choose...Get ready to pay a lot of money...

2 Thank da c
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We went to El Paraguas with high expectations, and made the requisite reservations, they only had a spot at 8PM, a bit early for Us, but made it on time. The place was almost deserted due to the early hour, there was only two other tables occupied, and we were given a table on the second floor, in a rather... More 

2 Thank Pedro B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We read about this place and decided to give it a try and were not disappointed. Lovely setting which felt like fine dining but with big flavours and more classic dishes. The staff were nothing but accommodating and polite, making us feel really valued and at ease. We went for three dishes between the two of us which in hindsight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jorge Juan, 16, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: 91.431.59.50

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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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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