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Viridiana

#426 of 7,272 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Paseo del Prado
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Juan de Mena 14, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91-531-5222
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but very expensive!

Prepare to pay €20 for a starter and €30 - €40 for main, you've been warned but if you are prepared for the high price then you are in for a treat. As well as the food we ordered we were also given two pre-starters / amuse bouche free of charge which were delicious. Especially the Japanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
Pete M
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As many of us, before travelling to Madrid, I booked Viridiana well in advance because the reviews and rating were good, it is situated in the porshest area of Madrid surrounded by 5-star hotels. I didn't know the layout of the restaurant and didn't know that the restaurant has a small room on the ground floor and a larger basement... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We don't mind to visit an expensive restaurant if the food is good. This restaurant is a shame, food is poor and the price is very high. We did not understand why it was recommended. We were very angry and disappointed . Everything was bad

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

On a city break to Madrid, looking at the guide book, it mentioned Viridiana - larger-than-life chef, one of the best restaurants in Madrid. I assumed that it would be impossible to get a table, but no - the answer is to go early, 8.30 usually does it - and we were not disappointed! The meal was wonderful, the surroundings... More 

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Miami, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is not expensive. Let me explain. It's all relative. This place is expensive compared to a tapas bar in Madrid, that's true, but that's not what this is. Abraham Garcia, the chef, has written at least three books. His kitchen has seen the likes of David Munoz (currently 3 star michelin holder in Madrid) and Ramon Freixa (2... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A friend from Madrid suggested this restaurant if we were carrying around some extra cash. Yes, it is quite expensive. More so than places we normally go, though we do indulge once in awhile. I think people will fall into two camps on Viridiana. Some will think that the menu is brilliantly creative, while others will find it a bit... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I decided to wait for new years here at this littke restaurant with amazing reviews and let me tell you WoWwwww this place surpased all the reviews i read! Starting with the atmosphere which was amazing accompanied by a great group of waitress. The chef in person stopping to all tables giving wine taste and the history of the wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This restaurant is fairly expensive, but it is definitely worth it. Now that I have got that out of my system, I can write about the food. The cooking is unmistakably traditional, although at a very high standard. If you expected liquid nitrogen and flavoured soil, then look elsewhere. Ironically, the cuisine appears at odds with the décor, which contains... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Prepare to pay €20 for a starter and €30 - €40 for main, you've been warned but if you are prepared for the high price then you are in for a treat. As well as the food we ordered we were also given two pre-starters / amuse bouche free of charge which were delicious. Especially the Japanese sashimi style marinated... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sat downstairs in a very nice room, the main part of the restaurant. The chef wanders round explaining his dishes (in Spanish and even if your Spanish isn't great his passion for his food comes over). I think we were the only non Spanish people there, a good sign imho. All four of had different things each course and all... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The service is terrible. They don't english at all. We wait 3 hours for main course. They don't know what we order. I would like to mention that one of our friend speak Spanish fluently. Even in this situation the waiters don't know what we order. We spoke with the chef but he didn'tf excuse us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Juan de Mena 14, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighborhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: 91-531-5222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 293
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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

Staying in Paseo del Prado

Neighborhood Profile
Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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