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Lua

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Chamberi
Noodle, Spanish
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Calle Eduardo Dato 5, 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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Interesting and well balanced

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
phatsinoz
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London
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London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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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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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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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450 helpful votes 450 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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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331 reviews 331 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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

  • Cuisine: Noodle, 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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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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