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Juan de Mena 14 | viridiana@restauranteviridiana.com, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91-531-5222
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Ranked #267 of 6,983 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $293
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
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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
Miami, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Viridiana

Address: Juan de Mena 14 | viridiana@restauranteviridiana.com, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-531-5222
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 293
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary

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