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Cuenllas

#1,019 of 8,254 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Arguelles
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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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  • 26
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  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of those places you should not miss in Madrid

Cuenllas keeps the taste and ambience of the bars in Madrid at the beginning of XX century. Traditional in the good sense, not cheap, but excellent quanlty, incredible wine list

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Manu3C
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Tres Cantos, Madrid
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Tres Cantos, Madrid
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Cuenllas keeps the taste and ambience of the bars in Madrid at the beginning of XX century. Traditional in the good sense, not cheap, but excellent quanlty, incredible wine list

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Thank Manu3C
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Golfista1967
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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...

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

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 

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Thank Nancy W
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Thank Stuart_Away_Again
Valencia, Spain
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94 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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Thank Alan T
Madrid
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Thank friendlysky2
Whitefish, Montana
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91 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.

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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.

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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.

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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: Mediterranean, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Arguelles

Neighborhood Profile
Arguelles
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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