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“A good conservative bet” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dantxari

Dantxari
Calle Ventura Rodriguez, 8, 28008 Madrid, Spain (Arguelles)
+34 915423524
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Ranked #143 of 7,173 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish, Basque
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Arguelles
Madrid, Spain
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“A good conservative bet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

The slogan of Dantxari is "La cocina vasca de siempre", which I'd loosely translate as "The traditional basque cuisine" and the restaurant does not belie its slogan. Conservatively decorated with an attentive 'old school' service this is a safe bet if you want to have a nice, basque style meal but will not break new grounds, neither in the presentation nor in the kitchen.

Sometimes this is a good thing and nowadays I'd rather have a place like this, where nothing disappoints, over another 'cool', trendy and completely interchangeable restaurant.
I had a tasty gazpacho and a very nice fish (neither are on the standard menu). In both cases the food was one notch or two above a normal restaurant but staid just short of the gourmet level. The glass of white wine (had to drive) was also fine. Overall a nice solid performance.

It should be underlined that the ground level restaurant is smoke-free which is a big plus for me. The menu is also available in English and French and some of the staff clearly speak English.

It's location close to the 'Princesa' group of arthouse cinemas will probably mean that I will return from time to time to Dantxari and I look forward to that.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great, tasty food with good ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

Great, tasty food with good ambiance

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“traditional but one of the best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

traditional but one of the best in town

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