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Viridiana

Juan de Mena 14 | viridiana@restauranteviridiana.com, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91-531-5222
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Ranked #212 of 6,499 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $293
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

we (the hubby and I) showed up without a reservation, we were welcomed in and the chef/owner told us it was fine,not to worry and he sent us downstairs where we sat in a corner table just for two..for me it was cozy enough for both of us (I did not waste my time observing the "ambience" since the atmosphere... More

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St. John's, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Our concierge suggested the restaurant after I asked him about recommendations from the Via Michelin guide. The atmosphere is cosy and you are surrounded by attractive art and memorabilia from movies and movie stars ( the restaurant is named after a Spanish film that was apparently censored during the Franco years) Excellent food overall,especially the 2 servings of amuse bouche.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately our experience was not the best. The English speaking waiter was good but he seemed to be bullied by the owner/chef in front of patrons. The food and wine was fine but we were placed in the downstairs cellar in which we felt the atmosphere was artificial and lacked ambience. If booking make sure you request to be upstairs.

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a night away from our tour group so walked to this restaurant from our hotel. It was hard to find but worth the bother. It is small and cozy and they are not fluent in English but it was not a problem. We were made to feel so welcome with complimentary Gazpacho with red herring Unbelievable flavour. Each... More

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USA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Small, intimate, beautiful restaurant where the chef roams around to greet guests and introduce specials of the day. There were 5 of us in the group and for the most part we enjoyed our meals. Expect a more classic cuisine that is unpretentious. It evokes elevated homecooking, which is not a bad thing. Don't expect liquid nitrogen, foams, and molecular... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Why did we waste one of our 5 dinners in Madrid on this place? Because I thought after reading the reviews that maybe it was people in the midwest that weren't used to cutting edge food and didn't appreciate it. I was so wrong. This is the type of restaurant that your grandparents would love, thinking that they were really... More

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Given the relatively mixed reviews I was not sure what to expect at this restaurant. In the end, I was disappointed - I think 3.5 out of 5 would be my more accurate rating. The menu offered a good choice that looked enticing however my choices did not really deliver. In both cases the dishes were overwhelmed by strong flavours... More

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Belgium
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187 reviews 187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Abraham Garcia is an inspired and enthousiastic chef. First class ingredients are used to prepare wonderful plates. The chef comes out of the kitchen and explains at length the suggestions of the day. We opted for a grilled seafood salad and a fish course ( with an unspeakable Spanish name) as mains. Very good wines at reasonable prices. Good service.... More

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Merto Ny
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174 reviews 174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had been to Viridiana before and looked forward to going again a few years later. It was not nearly as good as first time. The chef came out and criticized the wine we selected from HIS menu! The selection was not very inspired or memorable.[i cannot actually remember a single item that was exceptional other than the bread!] The... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This restaurant offers modern seafood dishes (there are also meat options) and has a great ambiance, located near to Retiro. Stylish and decorated with pictures of Buñuel's former movie on a novice and her uncle. The chef goes to your table and explain in a running Spanish some courses that can be prepared according to your taste. Nice place, good... More

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