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Meson del Champinon

Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915596790
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Ranked #176 of 6,928 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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Toronto
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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381 reviews 381 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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193 reviews 193 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Sunningwell, Oxford
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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