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Algarabia

Calle Union, 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915424131
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Ranked #13 of 6,101 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Pequeno y familiar restaurante de cocina tradicional (riojana) en el centro de Madrid.
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NYC
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Food was fabulous, service was superb, atmosphere was awesome! Perfect way to end our trip in Madrid. Thank you!

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

A million thanks to you for your great recommendation. Isabel and Pilar More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Booked Algarabia for my wife's 'special' birthday with friends based on Trip Advisor feedback and we had a brilliant night. The food was excellent (tasting menu), really good value and the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. Isabel was the perfect hostess with a very warm welcome and an excellent explanation of the menu whilst Pilar worked miracles in the... More

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Perhaps it was the moon, but that night it turned magical for everyone. Thank you for your words. We hope having them with us before another "special birthday" of his wife and that the gift has had the desired effect. Thank you, again Isabel y Pilar More

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

From the moment we entered the restaurant we so enjoyed this restaurant. Wonderful hostess, wonderful food. Nothing was too much trouble when it came any questions, very informative. We felt so comfortable and just had a great time. I would recommend you visit this restaurant.

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

What a joy that despite our terrible English feel so well with us. Thank you very much and until forever. Isabel y Pilar More

Wherever the cheap fares take me
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Ok, let me start with this. It pains me to write this review, as I had SUPER high hopes for this place based on the incredible reviews on Tripadvisor. I know it is 2 sisters running it and I commend them on their efforts and wish them success, but this place was not for me. I thought for sure this... More

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Faced his devastating (destructive) review, which has frozen our hearts, we can only deeply regret the experience at our restaurant was so terrible that two months later decided to write there. restaurant Algarabía More

Orlando, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife, daughter and I went her for our last meal in Madrid. It was one of our best. the place is run by two sisters, one in the kitchen and one up front. The total experience is very nice. The dining room is a bit dark (my daughter said it was like a funeral parlor), but we thought it... More

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thanks for your review . Nice about our dish with leeks and confit of duck! And yes, lighting is dim for two reasons: 1º We think to be more romantic and 2º when you get to an age like ours, a light as to hide the signs of time is appreciated. Until forever. Isabel and Pilar (Sorry to our English) More

orlando florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a lovely place where you can feel the owners truly appreciate your business. A tiny (20 seats) restaurant where the all the food we ordered was delicious. We each had an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert, and a bottle of wine.Not tapas. About $55 per person (total). Not too far from Calle Mayor or the Opera. Definitely... More

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

We have always believed that the personal attention was part of our projet (we also enchant). Many, many thanks Isabel y Pilar More

Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This place is definetely worth of visiting! Best restaurant what we were during our trip. Nice romantic place and sisters are doing everything that you enjoy your visit. Highly recomended really good food and nice experience. Everything shows that sisters are loving to work with food and serving fresh ingredients as goog as possible. Thank you!

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is a great joy know that how well we feel when we get your visit are broadcast in your enjoyment during it. Isabel y Pilar More

uk
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Algarabia lives up to its reviews. The most welcoming, friendly, enjoyable restaurant experience we have ever had. The food is very good. The sisters provide a genuine warmth, care and pride in what they do.

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Back to vacation and find your wonderful words is the best welcome gift. A thousand thanks. Isabel y Pilar More

Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is the kind of place you always want to go back to. Not only is the food excellent, but Pilar and Isabel make you feel at home, they are also a great source of information for travelers.

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

And for us It's wonderful the reunion. Thanks for recommending us and frequent us. Isabel y Pilar More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

On a rainy night in Madrid we sought a restaurant near our hotel to avoid getting too wet wandering around and studying menus at front doors and as a result found ourselves in Algarabia on recommendations made here. From such practicalities are dreams made. Warmly greeted, we were given a thorough run through the menu before being served a wonderful... More

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Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thank , thank , thank ¡a thousand thanks! And again "giving a slap on" Spanish. Happy Birthday Isabel y pilar More

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