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Meson del Champinon

#230 of 7,513 Restaurants in Madrid
#250 of 7,744 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915596790
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So weird!

This place is indescribably weird in the best possible way. Picture Asian, German, and American tourists huddled together in a cave eating mushrooms, drinking cava, and listening to some dude on the electric organ play Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, and traditional music from every country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is indescribably weird in the best possible way. Picture Asian, German, and American tourists huddled together in a cave eating mushrooms, drinking cava, and listening to some dude on the electric organ play Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, and traditional music from every country represented in the room. Also, the mushrooms are delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I rate it 4 for good food. But maybe 3 stars for ambience. Lee sampled the famous r signature mushroom tapas which I watched them prepare. I also tried it at home / just missed the Iberico Ham to out in it. Yes, it was very good. We also had their padron peppers. Those wee excellent as well. I also... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great mushrooms and it can get pretty lively later at night when the sangria has been flowing. Its worth putting up with loud, drunk Americans at least once while in Madrid

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Avellino, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We looked at most of the tourist attractions mentioned on trip advisor and when we found this, could not resist the visit that practically equated to a fantastic tapa experience and a great little glass of wine!! The ploace was heaving - around 6pm, our order of two portions (around 8 mushrooms per order) was taken quickly at the bar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of champignons, so I was quite sceptic when my friends brought me here. However, turned out to be super delicious!! We only had them as a starter, but we ordered one with and one without ham, but we're fantastic! Would definitely recommend this place :))

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Harlingen, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not only are the mushrooms delicious, but the atmosphere is awesome near the Mercado de San Miguel. The restaurant is built in a cave under the plaza mayor - it is original and an unforgettable experience in Madrid. Eat standing up at the bar to save some money and engage in good conversation with the bartenders and other visitors. Menu... More 

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is what tapas bar hoping is all about. This places serves delicious grilled mushrooms and with a beer and bread they are perfect. They also serve other wonderful tapas.The atmosphere is very local and lively with excellent service and great crowd. Not a quiet place but this is Spain eating at its best. Great location and nice decor. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We chose this partly on account of good reviews but were a bit disappointed. The place is OK, but seems happy to live on its reputation and proximity to Plaza Real. The famous mushrooms were tasty enough but I wouldn't describe them as delicious. We also had a perfectly presentable plate of peppers. The house wine was very good. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Small place so gets very busy as it's on most Tapas tours. Mushrooms are delicious but thats about it. Definitely worth a short visit - red wine and soda is great with the mushrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As the name suggest (House of Mushrooms), the specialty is mushrooms. If you don't like mushrooms I'd skip this place but if you do, the "décor" and delicious mushrooms will be a highlight of your tapas crawl.

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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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  • 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: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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Staying in Centro

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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