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Meson del Champinon

Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915596790
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Ranked #162 of 6,815 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Centro
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Jackson, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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Sunningwell, Oxford
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

It might be "known by every tourist" but we went here twice and despite it being tiny, it wasn't packed out. The speciality is mushrooms, cooked in front of you on a grill stuffed with chorizo, breadcrumbs, salt and doused with lemon. absolutely delicious. No English spoken, but they do have a translated (of sorts!) menu.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Unfortunately every tourist knows about this little Meson now, but still serve great mushrooms. Same waiters for the last many many years, so they have seen the clientel change but still serve the best mushrooms. Worth a visit for a little snack! Not sure how many locals still go there, adoreable little bar and you can watch them making the... More 

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Pittsburgh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My friend and I loved Meson del Champinon! I knew nothing about it until I read in an old guide book (they were still listing the currency in pesetas!) about the "cave bars" near the Plaza Mayor. But apparently, not much has changed here in the last 10-15 years. Well, they've found something they're good at, so they're going to... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

first went in 1994 and was blown away visited in 2014 to be greeted by the same staff, the same food, the same atmosphere and some old memories sit down with friends with a glass of rustic vino tinto and a plate of mushrooms if that doesn't sound like heaven, this isn;t the place for you but if you value... More 

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New York, NY
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234 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I came here years ago and was so happy to find that nothing has changed and this little spot is still cranking out fantastic plates of grilled mushrooms. Seriously you will be hard pressed to find a better mushroom tapas plate anywhere. A must in Madrid on your tapas crawl.

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FLA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you like mushrooms don't miss this place. We always head here for mushroom tapas and vino. Almost always crowed this is an excellent place to hit on your tapa runs

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had the mushroom tapas 20 years ago and wanted to show my wife this unique little bar. It was unchanged and the waiter has been there for over 30 years.It was as good as I remember.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Skip all the over-priced options that line the Plaza Mayor itself (unless you just order a cafe or beer and people watch for a while), and head down the stone steps in one of the corners, then down the street until you find Meson del Champiñon. This tiny place with it's impossibly tiny kitchen turns out hundreds and hundreds of... More 

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Louisville, KY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You might miss this place if you're not looking carefully, so make sure your eyes are peeled as you walk down the cobblestones. I am a big mushroom fan, so this place is right up my alley. You don't have to like mushrooms to love it - but "champiñón" is a mushroom, and that dish is their specialty, as you'd... More 

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

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