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Ex Libris

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Calle Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 28 28
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Will be coming back

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Thank Pedro C
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

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 serve different options every three months coinciding with the new seasons From the heart of... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Middle to high range restaurant offering exceptional value with either a 25euro 3 course set menu or by using discounts off the fork. We had black pudding & an excellent octopus & potato starter followed by the Turbot in sauce. Reasonable wine list that was sensibly priced. Central and easy access. Excellent service. Could not be faulted.

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Thank AndyandyF
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Comments like yours encourage us to continue to improve our service. We always try to give the same service as we would like to have when we go abroad and we are really happy when we succeed. We hope to see you again at Ex libris restaurant. Yours sincerely More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Went with my wife and two children (14 & 12) and had lunch there on 15 and 17 Feb, 2016. We had the "Menu del Dia" (3 course lunch of the day). The menu changes on a weekly basis but one can choose from five different starters, five different main meals, and five different desserts. On our first lunch on... More 

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Thank m02016
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good morning, First of all, I would like to apologize about any wrong thing we could do during your meals. We always try to give the same quality and service to all our diners, of course the raw material is always the same. If the partner seemed indifferent maybe it was because she could not be able to speak much... More 

Krakow, Poland
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

For starters we ordered Croquettes and octopus with creamy potato puff pastry. Waitress lost one of the croquettes on her way to our table but brought a new one after a while. Starters were so big we thought we wouldn't eat more. But then we ordered gilt head bream and cheese dumplings and monkfish fillet. The latter one was quite... More 

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Thank Anna T
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Sorry for all the misunderstandings Anna. We feel sorry because our starters were too big, we hope you liked them al least. We also feel sorry because our dumplings were not crunchy but they are not so. And we againg feel sorry because the rice was cold but this garnish is served cold and pickled that is why it taste... More 

Bad Bramstedt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a great evening at Ex Libris. The Menu was great incl. nice wine selection. The food was very tasty and Rosa was a wonderful waiter. We had a great evening!

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Thank Timm B
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your nice comments. We hope that your stay in Madrid has been pleasant and we keep forward to hearing from you soon. Comments like yours enforce us to keep working hard in order to get more opinions as good as yours is Best regards from Ex libris More 

Madrid, Spain
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We went to Ex Libris to celebrate a birthday. The place is really good for special occasions. The ambient is calm and very comfortable. We were ten persons and the table was very spacious. We decided to order one of the tasting menus they offer. They have different tasting menus according your apetite. It´s not easy to find restaurants with... More 

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Thank Alfredo G
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Dear Alfredo, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your stay with us, here at Ex libris restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed our food and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. About our staff, I only wanted to explain that we are always trying to improve our service and be as much pleasant as we... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place for dinner on our last night in Madrid. I combed through trip advisor reviews for hours before I decided on Ex Libris. I'm glad I did! Tucked away on a quiet street steps from our hotel in an unassuming little spot, it was the perfect mix of upscale and comfortable. Our visit was... More 

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1 Thank TFab1
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your dinner with us, here at Ex libris. We are glad that you enjoyed your event and look forward to welcoming you again in the future in Madrid and if it´s possible at Ex libris. We change our menus every season so the next time you come to Madrid, we will... More 

Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The meal was excellent. We had a choice of starters and fish and meat. We made a good choice with the help of a lady waiter, Alina. She was very kind and helpful. We had a very good time. The restaurant is very tidy and comfortable. It's in the town centre.

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Thank 298victoria
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank - you for your nice comments about our restaurant. Our main goal is the customers´ satisfaction and we work very hard to get it. We have many foreign customers thanks to our privileged situation in the center of Madrid and we try to help them to know our city a little better. I hope to see you... More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were a party of 22 and had a lovely evening at exLibris. They offer a menu degustación for € 25 which includes plenty of food and 2 drinks. Two guests had a food allergy and they promply offered an alternative dish I highly recommend ExLibris

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1 Thank Gattopippo
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your stay with us, here at Ex libris restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. From the heart of Madrid and from our entire team we extend our warmest regards. More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I celebrated my birthday with friends and what a great experience it was ! I booked La cueva ( the cave ) an intimate dinning room for 10 to 12 people. Not only was the dinning room lovely, the food was delicious and the staff excellent.I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank lucia m
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this review
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Buenos días Lucía, Lo primero ¡feliz cumpleaños!, es un placer para nosotros que nos hayas elegido para celebrar un día... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $57
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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Staying in Chueca

Neighborhood Profile
Chueca
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 here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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