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Viridiana

Juan de Mena 14 | viridiana@restauranteviridiana.com, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91-531-5222
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Ranked #232 of 6,510 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Mendoza, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I was fortunate enough to be staying around the corner and it was the closest place. There are so many mediocre places to eat in Madrid, I was happy to have been this lucky. This place immediately stood out from the moment I walked in, being greeted by Abraham Garcia himself, as they proceeded to wow me, one course after... More

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Connecticut, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Told of the place by the hotel staff. It is somewhat expensive, but you can save money by sharing an appetizer and skipping dessert, since they give you a couple of "gifts of the kitchen", and chocolates and sweets at the end of the meal. We were never rushed, the food was explained to us and issues with food allergies... More

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Reading UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

They could not have been better hosts in this relatively small, casual restaurant - and the food was great - but the bill would have been more at home in a top 5* restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After having dined at Viridiana I am baffled as to why so many of the reviews are so positive. My partner and I dined there in late August the experience was mediocre and expensive. The food was good but not exceptional, and the service was risible. In our reservation, we had noted that one of us doesn't eat fish or... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dined twice in 4 days it was so good. Excellent and inventive food. With many specials on offer each day. The chef also produces substantial amuse bouches which differ from table to table and make the different flavours a surprise and treat. A small restaurant with decor from Bunuel films and flamenco music in the background. A good position near... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After having amazing food in 2 and 3 Michelin star restaurants in Rioja and Bilbao, we didn't have so much expectations from this restaurant in Madrid. But we were surprised! The food was fresh and tasty. I recommend the Hake, probably the best Fish & chips (without the chips) I ever ate. The wine list was expensive, especially comparing to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I struggle to imagine how anyone could rate the food and service at Viridiana anything less than excellent! No, it's not the kind of food that you would find in midwest America, but that's the point! It's unique; it's creative; but incredibly delicious and satisfying. The Gazpacho is utterly amazing and since tomatoes are a fruit, it's not such a... More

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california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Viridiana. We were greeted at the door and led to our table by a friendly waiter. Before receiving our salad, we had the complimentary strawberry/seafood gazpacho. Contrary to another reviewer, we loved the soup, (however a small bowl is just enough). We also had the complementary Iberian ham and melon. The salad we shared and... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not sure where all these positive reviews are coming from. We were recommended to this by the Ritz concierge. Had two choices of red wine by the glass, a Ribera and a Rioja. Staff nice enough to let me try both. Bread was ridiculously hard....seriously, how hard is it to get bread right!? Gazpacho soup pre-appetizers had a fishy taste... More

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