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Ex Libris

Calle Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 28 28
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Apr 28, 2018
“Heaven of quiet in a busy city.”
Jul 12, 2018
“Tasting Menu”
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Booked their "tasting menu" which comprised of 7 dishes and included a couple of glasses of wine. The menu is seasonal, so changes regularly. For me the chilled melon "soup" with crunchy bacon bits for starter was the stand-out, but all courses were good.

Thank SZH_2000
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thanks a lot for your wonderful comment about Ex libris Restaurant. We are very proud than you enjoyed your visit and had a nice meal. We hope to see you again soon Best regards

Reviewed April 28, 2018

Classic spanish-french cuisine. Nice relaxed staff. Great wines at an eaven greater price. Menus from 16.50 euro's onwards.More

Thank Vantstad
hotelinfantas, director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Good morning, We are glad to know that you have enjoyed our cuisine. We really try to be a restaurant with traditional Spanish food but the comparison with French cuisine is not bad. We work with national products trying to give them a more modern...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Had a team dinner with Spanish, German and British colleagues. Went for a more traditional Spanish venue and the cellar leant to the atmosphere well. They were accommodating of the Northern Europeans desire to eat earlier too :-) The staff were friendly and very helpful...More

Thank David R
hotelinfantas, Manager at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Good morning David, We're glad to hear that you had a nice time with us at Ex Libris and we thank you for sharing it with the rest of the community. We would have liked to exceed your expectations and regret not having done so,...More

Reviewed October 15, 2017

I have been staying at their hotel since my first trip to Madrid in 2012. Every time I stayed here I visited the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Really good food and service, and creative menu. Everything was well presented. Don't understand the bad reviews....More

Thank spago27
hotelinfantas, Manager at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Good morning, We thank you very much that you have commented your opinion about Ex libris with future diners. We work very hard every day trying to transform your visits in an special moment are and I can assure you that when we do not...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

If you do not want to spoil your dinner, never go to this restaurant. Dirty, service absolutely unprofessional and food inedible, old, disgusting.More

Thank Klinikos K
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Dear Customer, I do not know what happened to you during your visit to Ex Libris or even if you visited us. We can certainly have mistakes or missunderstandings wrong but ..... dirty?, disgusting? ... honestly I think you have mistaken about local. Our clienst...More

Reviewed November 24, 2016

We had dinner here, following a friend advice, but we were really disappointed. The took the degustation menu and we were all disappointed by the low quality of the food. The dishes are prepared without enough care. Really disappointing experience not to be repeatedMore

Thank ChriCalle
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

We really felt sorry that you did not like our food. We always try to cook with the utmost care and affection and when our customers are not happy, we are very dissatisfied. But do not hesitate that we always try to do our best...More

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Sangria was the worst we had in our 3 weeks in Spain. Mostly soft drink. Entree was average. Never received the water we asked for. The steak was stewed, and tougher than Arnold Schwazenegger having a bad day. The highlight was the service. There are...More

Thank evan K
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2016

Dear diner, We thank you for taking a moment to comment on Ex libris. Ex libris has been running for 12 years already and I suppose you will understand that if we did everything as badly as you say, we would have disappeared years ago....More

Reviewed October 14, 2016

I've eaten here twice in the past 6 weeks - trying the summer degustation menu in September and then the autumn one in October. I was enticed by its Michelin rating (not a star, but a listing) and the seemingly good price of 27 euros...More

Thank TravellingAussie1
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2016

We are very sorry not to have lived up to your expectations. Normally, customers often leave quite happy with our gastronomic proposals, we will continue working as much as we can trying to increase the amount of diners that have a nice meal with us....More

Reviewed October 11, 2016

On Calle de infantas in Chueca, it is a great central location. Unfortunately, that is the only good thing. The place was empty at 2100 hours and coninued for the next hour or so. Starters were good but the main course for both of us...More

Thank Jon T
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Good morning, We feel sorry that your experience at our restaurant has not been as good as it´s used to be. Generally our customers leave our restaurant quite happy The meatballs course which you refer was the winner of our yearly competition three years ago...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016

Tasting menu was excellent, don't expect Michelin star excellent, but the price quality relation you can't beat. We were very well treated. Had the tasting menu with wine, 4 different plates with 4 different wines. Wine selection was also good. The tuna tartar was delicious....More

Thank Pedro C
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

Dear Pedro, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your meal with us, here at Ex libris restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed the tasting menu with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future, with our news menus as we...More

Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where
many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where
the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and
people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main
thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $58
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighborhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 28 28
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At Ex libris we offer traditional food with fresh products garnished with the chef's creation. It gives our dishes a modern look without forgetting our Mediterranean roots. Fresh garden products: vegetables and legumes are a great addition to our meats and fishes. A great selection of hot and cold starters, carefully and lovingly prepared by chef team, will make your meals, whether during leisure or business very pleasant. We believe that a pleasant and cosy setting in a central location (Chueca - Gran Via) is the necessary ingredient to come back for a meal again. We make an effort for that to happen.This is accompanied by the meticulous service provided by the sommelier and his team who will also be happy to help you, if you like, in selecting wines.
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