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Viridiana

#186 of 8,242 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Paseo del Prado
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, 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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great discovery

We were in Madrid for two nights immediately after Christmas, staying at the Petit Palais Savoy Alfonso. We'd been recommended a couple of restaurants but found they were closed for the holidays; TripAdvisor revealed a restaurant close by that was open: Viridiana. I didn't realise quite how close... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Geoff A
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We were in Madrid for two nights immediately after Christmas, staying at the Petit Palais Savoy Alfonso. We'd been recommended a couple of restaurants but found they were closed for the holidays; TripAdvisor revealed a restaurant close by that was open: Viridiana. I didn't realise quite how close by till we booked by phone and made the one-minute walk. The... More 

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Thank Geoff A
Thessaloniki, Greece
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

ok so we booked one month in advance(!) and went there with high expectations. The table designs were perfect.Nice decoration. the stuff helpful but the food....let me just tell you that my 2 sisters ended with food poisoning!!!We were a party of 12 people and we paid 1000 euros.

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Thank ctrak
Orchard Lake, Michigan
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It is difficult to explain the mixed reviews this restaurant receives. Our degustation was outstanding with attentive service and well prepared, creative food. The price was high but not outrageous, and the wine pricing seemed consistent with everything else we experienced during our trip. While it was not the best I had it was enjoyable and I would return. Restaurant... More 

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Thank livin2travel
Belgium
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food is good, although nothing really stand outs, except the Arbequina olives. Far too many side dishes lacking character or a sense of design. And everything served too hot. As is frequent in Madrid, the dishes are also brought too quickly the one after the other. Strange service. Outrageously expensive wine. I understand now why so few diners. Would... More 

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Thank MKRDLE
Stamford, Connecticut
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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We came here expecting a lovely high-end experience, but we were very disappointed. Excellent seafood was promised, but the sashimi was drowning in a plate of olive oil, and octopus was chopped and rubbery. The bread was stale and dry. Although we explained that we didn't eat meat, an amuse buche of Iberian ham was served, then a creamy soup.... More 

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Thank Nan F
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Yes, it's not cheap, but boy, what a great place. My wife had the duck cannelloni and I had the lamb shoulder. Cooked to perfection. Not to mention the two entrées "on the house". Definitely a place to visit.

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Thank Dragman64
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Even if you are a carper its difficult to find anything here. Everything was perfect: service, food, design and overall atmosphere.

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Thank furqueen
Auckland
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413 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

When I booked on-line there was mention of a degustation menu, but when I arrived I was just given the normal menu, as was everyone else. I inquired about the degustation, and yes they do do it, so I had it. No course was really great. The snails were overcooked and tasteless. The entrees were so large that when the... More 

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Thank KiwiTraveller43
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We booked this restaurant on the basis of the reviews and were very disappointed. The atmosphere was quite flat and the air temperature unbearably hot in the basement. The waiter was offhand and condescending and seemed to feel he was doing us a favour. The starters/amuse Bouche were tasty but very large affecting our appetite for the main course. One... More 

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Thank Evette215
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. The downstairs is intimate and well-appointed. I ordered the oxtail meatballs in mole sauce as an entree and the tropical creme brûlée for dessert. The meal was well presented and delicious. The service was outstanding. If you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner, Viridiana is a great option.

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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 293
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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