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La Maquina de La Moraleja

Spanish, Pub, Tapas
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Plaza Moraleja 1, Alcobendas, Spain
+34 916 58 52 97
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Adequate in many ways, expensive though.

At least four times more expensive than any other restaurant we went to over the course of a week in Northern Spain, this did a fine Galician Lobster but was in other ways unremarkable. It probably rests on its proximity to Madrid. The staff were helpful enough and it has an upmarket feel... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
drbg
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At least four times more expensive than any other restaurant we went to over the course of a week in Northern Spain, this did a fine Galician Lobster but was in other ways unremarkable. It probably rests on its proximity to Madrid. The staff were helpful enough and it has an upmarket feel. Customers resolutely puffed their way through post... More 

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Grupo La Maquin... G, Gerente at La Maquina de La Moraleja, responded to this review

Dear drbg, Thanks for your opinion. It is important for us to know the experience of our customers. Our sincere apologies for the snuff smoke, but in the terrace it is possible to smoke. We hope you can return soon and enjoy our restaurant with our details. Best regards More 

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

While eating tapas at the barra in this restaurant is highly recommendable, there is still no comparison to the taberna environment in the old La Maquina entrance or the elegant ambience inside. I still recommend La Maquina de la Moraleja, you can move later to the Boutique for some drinks and finalize your informal and funny night.

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Grupo La Maquin... G, Gerente at La Maquina de La Moraleja, responded to this review

Dear VictorSanchezAltura, Our sincere thanks for your words about our restaurant. It is a pleasure if you enjoyed with us. We hope you can return soon to La Máquina de Moraleja and also to La Butiq, next to the local. Best regards More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The restaurant have a nice menu focused on seafood and fish ( meat dishes as well). Been there 4 times the last year and have had great and quite bad experiences with the food (even the same dishes). When a place is this unstable in delivering an even quality there is usually something wrong in the kitchen. When it is... More 

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Grupo La Maquin... G, Gerente at La Maquina de La Moraleja, responded to this review

Dear Customer: Our sincere thanks for your words. We hope you can return soon and enjoy our restaurant with our details. Best regards More 

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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice choice of tapas, actually, I don't know Spanish food very well, but what I ate, chosen by my Spanish, colleagues was delicious (unable to remember the name of the small sea shells) Nice sea-bass cooked in the salt, was fantastic Rice with milk (sorry for my Spanish;-)) was very good as a dessert, maybe a little heavy at the... More 

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London UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Top tips a handy smart restaurant to impress your local hosts I come here often when in Madrid visiting telecoms networks in Alcobendas and Telefonica The quality of everything is good without being over the top and service is impeccable It would be rushed in less than 90 minutes so allow a couple of hours for a good 3 course... More 

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madrid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Tasty traditional Spanish cuisine in the exclusive suburb of La Moraleja. Good service. A pity that the restaurant inside is very noisy. Quite popular, it's better to make a reservation...

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food has a really good quality. Compared to other restaurants in La Moraleja with the same type of cuisine, is not that expensive. Go for the starters and for the fish, chose whatever and all will be good. The service is not the best because it looks like there are not enough waiters when the restaurant is full... Something... More 

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Cartagena, Spain
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I last reviewed this restaurant in 2012 when I was impressed but have been a few times since and am less impressed each time. Our latest visit was on Saturday night, we arrived without a reservation and were found a table near the bar. Here is a summary of the experience: - jamon bellota was excellent - alcochoffas bland and... More 

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Belfast
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209 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I spent a sunny Sunday afternoon relaxing at this restaurant and having some food. The place was packed but we didnt have to wait too long before getting a table on the terrace where we could watch the wealthy people stroll about and pull up in their expensive cars! The food was good but definitely over priced! I wouldn't want... More 

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Cestas, France
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Do not go to this restaurant. It is an absolute rip off. I took my team there for dinner last night to celebrate a good year and was charged €102 for a starter dish of gambas shared by four of us. There were 3 shrimp per person. This works out to €25.50 per person for a nibble. Unbelievable. Total bill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Moraleja 1, Alcobendas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Alcobendas
  • Phone Number: +34 916 58 52 97

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?