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Lua

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Calle Eduardo Dato 5, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 91 395 28 53
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: At Lua you can both eat informal food -tapas- at our new bar upstairs, or...
At Lua you can both eat informal food -tapas- at our new bar upstairs, or alternatively enjoy our signature cuisine by reknown Chef Manuel Dominguez, who elaborates a sophisticated Galician cuisine that will make your mouth melt in delight. Our specialities include 'nuggets' of lamb sweetbreads, octopus "a feira" and many traditional Galician dishes with a modern twist. Top cuisine in a great atmosphere. Ask about our VIP Lounge for your own private happenings.
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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
Posh restaurant and great food

At the beginning I was quite disappointed because I could only choose the complete menu - 50€ without wines.But I was confident due to the excellent reviews I had read. And in fact, the dinner was perfect, the food was really delicious, well presented and with a perfect pace (considering that there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Matteo C
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Turin, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the beginning I was quite disappointed because I could only choose the complete menu - 50€ without wines.But I was confident due to the excellent reviews I had read. And in fact, the dinner was perfect, the food was really delicious, well presented and with a perfect pace (considering that there were many courses). Everything was excellent and see... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a group of four we went for an eight course tasting menu. All the courses were beautifully prepared and presented, and interesting. Service was excellent, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. A great night out in Madrid. We walked there through the University area from the centre of Madrid, and I would recommend that walk and a stop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited Lua whilst on a weekend break in Madrid. We chose the tasting menu consisting of lots of courses. The presentation and taste of the food was amazing and the lady serving us was brilliant and made us feel very welcome providing a description of each course in Spanish and English.

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and for taking the time to leave a rating. Lua seek excellence and inspiration in the traditional recipes of always giving a different touch, trying to surprise the diner. We are very happy to know that you really enjoyed the food . We hope to see you again in Lua . Thank you, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I walked past Lúa on my way to park Retiro and decided to have dinner there on my last night in Madrid. The experience was one of the best I have had in the 5 weeks I have been travelling. Lúa offers customers a seasonal degustation menu. The number and size of the courses was perfect. The waiter, Rubén, firstly... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your time and comment. This helps us keep up with our hard work and learn from everyone´s experiences. In Lúa we make innovative dishes out of traditional northern Spanish recipes with all Spanish products, which we mix with excellent wines for our customers enjoyment. Thank you for coming and see you again soon! More 

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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had dinner at Lua on a Saturday night, and there were many positives - particularly where the food was concerned. As the menu is seasonal and very much decided upon on a weekly basis, it's not published in advance. There are no a la carte options, so it's pretty much a case of you get what you're given. Having... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Observations like this truly makes us want to come to work everyday. In Lúa we select the best Spanish products to make traditional dishes into modern, tasteful and creative new recipes which try to exceed our customers expectations. Next time please ask for an upstairs table to have a fully excellent experience... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Upon arrival I was informed that Lua only serves a tasting menu for dinner. I have mixed feelings about such menus, particularly when no options are given for the different courses, as was the case at Lua, because while one is able to taste many different small plates (which is good), the fact is that one may end up being... More 

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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review
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En primer lugar, muchísimas gracias por dedicarnos unos minutos de tu tiempo y dejar tu opinión. En Lúa actualmente tenemos... More 

Boca Raton
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank KimberlyDW
Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

Fist of al, thank you very much for your kind words. At Lúa, we strive for excellence, so we are pleased to read you enjoyed your dinner with us and we hope to see you again soon in your next visit to Madrid! Best regards, More 

Singapore, Singapore
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1,150 reviews
675 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for your kind words. Seasonality of ingredients and recipes is our motto at Lua and that's the reason why there's a standard menu at dinner, because we change it every now and then according to the season and the ingredients in the market. At Lúa, we strive for excellence so we are pleased... More 

San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Manuel D, Propietario at Lua, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for your kind words. At Lua, we strive for excellence and we work very hard to achieve it so comments like yours make our day and help us keep going. Hope to see you again soon in your next visit to Madrid! More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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434 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 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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1 Thank morl8tr
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Eduardo Dato 5, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighborhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 91 395 28 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 100
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

At Lua you can both eat informal food -tapas- at our new bar upstairs, or alternatively enjoy our signature cuisine by reknown Chef Manuel Dominguez, who elaborates a sophisticated Galician cuisine that will make your mouth melt in delight. Our specialities include 'nuggets' of lamb sweetbreads, octopus "a feira" and many traditional Galician dishes with a modern twist. Top cuisine in a great atmosphere. Ask about our VIP Lounge for your own private happenings.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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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