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El Borbollon

Calle Recoletos, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
+34 914314134
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Ranked #1,115 of 6,834 Restaurants in Madrid
Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Salamanca
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here twice on our most recent trip to Madrid; once for lunch and once for dinner. At lunch we both enjoyed the set menu, which is a real steal and was wonderful. Our dinner was one of our best meals of the trip. My wife started with Foies Gras and I enjoyed the best onion... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had the "menu del dia" of salad and entrecote. The salad was welcome after a week of many tapas with bread. The service was terrific, the setting lovely and the food excellent.

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Tucson
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have been going to El Borbollon for several year on visits to Madrid and found it consistently good. This place features an upscale restaurant with fine dining...at a price. But it also has a small bar open for lunch on weekdays offering a limited selection of excellent dishes for under €10. The menu can vary so there's always something... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My parents and I have eaten in this restaurant on a Monday night around 9pm. We had an amazing evening. The manager and the waitress were very friendly and very attentive what was really nice. We felt like special guests. The manager was also very helpful in helping us with the menu and the wine card. His recommendations were excellent... More 

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Lima, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

The food was really good and the manager helped us select all our plates. Highly recommend the foie home made terrine. The steak tartar was delicious. The jamón ibérico one of the best in Madrid honestly. And the little calamares were to die for. I give this quaint little place two thumbs up.

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Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

traditional food, traditional place good service. the tartar is one of the best in Madrid. locals mainly. well placed.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night between 8.30 and 10 pm and were the only diners in the place. The rest of Madrid is missing out on a great restaurant. The prices were on the high side, but the food was excellent. Portion sizes were extremely variable. I had a large starter (onion soup) and even larger... More 

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Glasgow
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Ate in here on the last evening of a two night stay in Madrid. The restaurant was very quite with only another Spanish couple coming in towards the end of our meal but then again at 9pm we were probably a bit early!!! The food was delicious and well presented. The owner and head waiter were true gentlemen, very attentive... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

The attention to detail in this restaurant is superb. The manager and waiter were welcoming, chivalrous and friendly. We ordered 2 starters between three of us and they were served separately and divided between the 3 of us. (endive salad and mushroom crepe, both superb) Then 2 of us had monkfish and the third had peppered steak. The monkfish was... More 

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Edinburgh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We came a cross this place by accident. Stay in the bar bit and you'll get a real sense of Madrid. We were the only tourists, but we were made to feel at home by the friendly staff. The choice of tapas was not huge, but everyone was really great. Really good and I'd go back.

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Additional Information about El Borbollon

Address: Calle Recoletos, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 914314134
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Salamanca
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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