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Meson del Champinon

#207 of 7,095 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915596790
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple but delicious!

This tiny tapas joint is located at the corner of the San Miguel Mercato! This picturesque tapas bar with very friendly personnel serves basically only 2 tapas variaties: Pimiento pardon and obviously the house specialty of mushrooms on hot plate(Plancha)! This place demonstrates how delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Geneva, Switzerland
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122 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This tiny tapas joint is located at the corner of the San Miguel Mercato! This picturesque tapas bar with very friendly personnel serves basically only 2 tapas variaties: Pimiento pardon and obviously the house specialty of mushrooms on hot plate(Plancha)! This place demonstrates how delicious “simplicity” can be! Good quality olive oil, a tiny piece of Iberico in the mushrooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here for tapas twice over three days. There is a reason it is so busy...... It's because it is so good. Can't vouch for anything besides the mushrooms, but why would you get anything else?

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The only thing that makes this place "touristy" is that it is a really fun place for tourists and locals to have some of the best stuffed mushrooms I've ever tasted as well as great Sangria. Shocked that others have said the mushrooms were overpriced, because I couldn't tell you the last time I got a mushroom appetizer in a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Quircky little tourist place. Nice mushrooms but maybe not for the price. Felt awkward when the guy on the keyboard asked for tips even though we heard him play 1 song. Staff helpful and polite though. A place to visit literally for one drink and a bite

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place is in one of the stalls under the Plaza Major and if you love sauté mushrooms, try this one. Nice wine too.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This must be the only place in Madrid where you do not get a free tapa when ordering a drink at the bar. We asked for a caña but were given a bottle.. That was all they had apparently... We were standing at the bar and what I must thank them for though is the creepy ambiance and the laughs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

These mushrooms or champinions are to die for.The bar just around the plaza mayor is not big and can get very crowded. But dont despair as service is very quick and certainly worth it

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The menu in picture form is one of the first tell-tale signs that you foolishly entered one of the tourist-traps placed around Plaza Major. They have no beer on tap, and their house wine is challenging. I was handed a warm tapa of filled mushrooms with my small glass of red. This signature item was freshly prepared but I found... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a small bar, but the atmosphere is really good. The mushrooms are tasty and the service is good as well.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I don't even like mushrooms, and I LOVE this place. My dad took my husband and I there a few trips to Madrid ago, and now we make a point to go back every visit. Close to the Plaza Mayor, yet seemingly low on tourists, they cook mushrooms in oil with a chunk of ham in the middle. So simple,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915596790

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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