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Paseo de Eduardo Dato n05, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 91 395 28 53
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Really Memorable Experience

Everything about this restaurant was perfect. Service, ambiance, and the food. We had the tasting menu, with a variety of dishes. Each one surprised us with the artistry and perfect taste. Was the most special meal during our 9-day visit to Spain, an d one that we will all remember.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
KimberlyDW
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Boca Raton
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boca Raton
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was perfect. Service, ambiance, and the food. We had the tasting menu, with a variety of dishes. Each one surprised us with the artistry and perfect taste. Was the most special meal during our 9-day visit to Spain, an d one that we will all remember.

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Singapore, Singapore
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848 reviews 848 reviews
495 restaurant reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Made a last minute reservation for dinner on a Friday night and unexpectedly got a seat. When I arrived and throughout my meal, I noticed the place not full. There are 2 levels, and my table was in the basement, which was tastefully designed and decorated. Even the toilet switch was 1 of those touch sensor types, quite cool The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We dined here on a weekday evening and were the only three diners in the restaurant. Granted, we took the first seating, but it was still pretty slow when we left after a leisurely meal. Let me say that this restaurant is a little out of the way from most visitor lodging, but is well worth the drive, plus taxis... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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291 reviews 291 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoyed the tasting menu, with an excellent bottle of wine they recommended. Every course was very interesting, very good, very surprising. The dessert, browning with vanilla ice cream and truffle (but which also included cream and caramel) was simple, elegant, and amazingly good. The piece of veal that was the meat course was tender and coated with a gorgeous... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for your kind comments. At Lúa we strive for excellence, so we take your feedback very seriously. It is true that in some other countries/some other restaurants, explanations are a bit more detailed and that is something we will work on from now on so we can surprise and please you in your... More 

Explorador09
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent food, innovative, good service. highly deserving of a Michelin star. The menu is innovative and full of surprises, the portions adequate and making you wish to try more. Will certainly return upon next visit to Madrid.

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased to read you enjoyed our restaurant once more. At Lúa we strive for excellence and we never stop trying and doing our best to give your customers the best night out possible, so comments like yours help us to keep on doing our best. Hope to see you again... More 

Bressanone, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing, great money value. Can highly recommend it! Professional service. Just brilliant!!

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for your kind comments, Laura! We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed Lua. At Lua, we strive for excellence, not only as regards to the food, but also to creative thinking, presentation, ambiance, decoration... trying to connect as much as possible with our clients, making sure they are enjoying the experience as much as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent attention. The food, whatever the chef may have in mind that day. Come prepared to be surprised. It's one of the most enjoyable dining experiences. The wine selection is superb. With wine from small vineyards. Simply exquisite.

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for leaving your comment, we really appreciate it. In Lua we strive for excellence. Lua is all about traditional recipes with a modern twist, giving extra importance to local produce and seasonality, that's why our menus change frequently depending on the ingredients and what our chef Manuel has in mind, letting him explore... More 

Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's been a long time since I wanted to visit this place. I had read excellent reviews in different magazines, guides, etc. I knew we were in for something special and the fact is that they made me (us) happy for almost 3 hours. The atmosphere, the quality odf the food, the cooking, the price, but mostly the warm welcome... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for leaving your comment, we really appreciate it. In Lua we strive for excellence. Lua is all about traditional recipes with a modern twist, giving extra importance to local produce and seasonality, that's why our menus change frequently depending on the ingredients, so our chef can explore different combinations and flavors. But we... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited here on a quiet Monday evening, and had the tasting menu.. All in all we were very impressed with the experience. I cannot state enough that for such a fair price, you get some very clever cuisine and great service. First of all the decor and building itself is great.. The big traditional door, art, and downstairs all... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Hello George, First of all, thank you very much for leaving your comment, we really appreciate it. We love to hear all your opinions about the menu and how it worked (or didn't) for each of you, it's a great way to see what's really leaving an impact and what should be rethought, as we strive for excellence. Lua is... More 

The Hague
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What went wrong here? We still don't know. Everything seems to be perfect with Lua and completely in line with what we typically like: Zen-style, beautifully and lovingly designed interior, great artwork, minimalist yet innovative approach to food: you name it, we like it. Sure, the atmosphere was not perfect, as it was a very quiet evening on a working... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Dear Ron, First of all, thank you for writing your opinion, we appreciate it, especially taking into account the evening didn't turn out quite as you expected. You gave us really interesting feedback, so thank you. We are really sorry to hear the flavors didn't quite match your tastes. We prepare traditional recipes with a twist on textures and flavors,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo de Eduardo Dato n05, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighborhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 91 395 28 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chamberi

Neighborhood Profile
Chamberi
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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