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#708 of 8,014 Restaurants in Madrid
#757 of 8,252 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Calle Ferraz, 5, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915425621
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Business lunch can't!

Good honest food, prepared in a down- to-earth manner - i.e. Nothing pretentious at all about it. Small terrace and bar out round with a small dining room in the back. For those in the know the appeal of he restaurant is less in the food than in the wines. There is a huge selection of off-list... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good honest food, prepared in a down- to-earth manner - i.e. Nothing pretentious at all about it. Small terrace and bar out round with a small dining room in the back. For those in the know the appeal of he restaurant is less in the food than in the wines. There is a huge selection of off-list wines from France,... More 

Thank Golfista1967
London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went with a friend for dinner. Food and wine where good, but the check was a bit higher than expected and the waiter has a bit of an attitude because they wanted to close and there where only two table left... Which wasn't very cool. Will maybe comeback...

Thank Ignacio L
Bordeaux, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food here was delicious. It is not cheap, but not as expensive as the decor and service might suggest. We paid $100 euros for a lunch for three, where two of us had wine (a very nice Rioja recommended by our server). We arrived late, around 3 pm, and the place was filled with Spanish businessmen. People seemed to... More 

Thank Nancy W
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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419 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stylish and frequented by many locals this small location is ideal for evening meals. We had the tapas offering which was excellent and good value. Good location convenient for the location and well worth looking out for.

Thank Stuart_Away_Again
Valencia, Spain
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89 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The staff in the kitchen do a good job producing lovely food, but they are let down by the staff 'out front.' Firstly the welcome was underwhelming, which for a pricey half empty restaurant is bizarre. Secondly we were offered the English menus, but they were different with different dishes, one being more up to date than the other. How... More 

Thank Alan T
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite place in Madrid for tapas. Excellent quality and great taste and presentation. Very good selection of wines and tapas with the best risotto with mushroom in town. I highly recommend the foie Pedro Ximenez. You'll not be disappointed. A bit expensive.

Thank friendlysky2
Whitefish, Montana
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We ate at the bar and the waitress was nice enough to find the English speaking waiter to help us. He strongly recommended the truffle mushroom risotto and it was incredible. Foie gras was quite good too.

Thank doddsfamily
Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Nothing but good things to say about this place. Go there. (And order the beef marrow.) Sophisticated food.

Thank todotorontoentero
Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

A great classic restaurant, don't expect a fancy one. Actually the entrance is like a tavern,but the tables are well placed with great environment. The menu is simply delicious. I strog recommend the foi grass with Pedro Ximenes. I'll to come back because I didn't try the risotto, the house speciality, even though I was warned.

Thank sesog
Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The tapas range from jamon, bacon/quail eggs to revuelto with smoked fish...all delicious. Everything on the menu can be shared. I highly recommend the chipirones and the risotto, but I have always enjoyed everything I have ordered in my many visits there. Usually, I stop in and sit in the bar area but I have also made reservations for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ferraz, 5, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Arguelles
  • Neighborhood: Arguelles
  • Phone Number: +34 915425621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Arguelles

Neighborhood Profile
Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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