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Taberna Alhambra

#260 of 9,109 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Centro
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Calle Victoria 9 | Calle de la Victoria , 7 y 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 07 08
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hill Head, Fareham
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We ate here once but frequented the bar most evenings during our stay. The food is ok - nothing to rave about - but the staff are great. Very friendly and entertaining. You don't really need to eat - just order drinks and they keep bringing you tapas! Free drinks when you TRY to leave and more food!

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1 Thank Sue K
Derby
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We found it through Trip Advisor so expected it to be good. We had just spent a long day doing galleries, museums and the usual tourist stuff. We were hungry and passed dozens of restaurants trying very hard to tempt us. We resisted until we found the Alhambra and its fantastic tiled exterior. There was a very Spanish bar type... More 

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1 Thank striderDerby
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Like it a lot. Prices are fine for the food and wine. Please be carefull beacuse portions are big. For two take salad and main course. It is enough.

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1 Thank Aleksandar C
new york
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The food was great. Paella was great! The "raciones" portions were huge!! The sangria was ehh very weak and I've had better here. Cute traditional Spanish bar. Friendliest people I've encountered in any restaurant or bar during my stay

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Thank kgrec602
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We paid 25 euros for two big plates and a bottle of wine. The food was good (paella and calamaries), the wine too. The waiter was very nice. We had two shooters with the boss (and the waiter) before leaving, that they offered... they proposed us another (free) glass of wine, but we had to go. we were really surprised... More 

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Thank Maryse C
Naples, Italy
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Quite cheap restaurant. Normal but enough paella mixta, very good and big tortilla and wonderful La Rioja wines. Bread is included. Very funny waiters

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Thank Gius G
Perth, Australia
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1 review
Reviewed April 30, 2013

gone in 2009 with a friend who's lived since 2 years in madridwho went to drive me in her best tapas bar of the city? and the food was incredible. I never found betters croquetas than those one

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Thank slyneaz
Scotland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

So good we ate here 3 days in a row on the menu del dia: 10.50 euros for starter main dessert bread and drinks or 7.50 euros minus starter course. Substantial portions, well cooked using good quality ingredients: paella with plenty of seafood, decent sized steaks, plate of 8 good sized prawns and seafood pasta were the highlights for us,... More 

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Thank enretrait
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Taberna Alhambra didnt look like much from outside but hubby and I were happy that we did our homework and found this place. We dined pretty early, compare to locals, but it also ensured that we always got a table. This place gives you complimentary chicken wings as soon as you are seated and we were quite happy with the... More 

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naples,fl
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I found it incredible that a restaurant this reasonably priced with such good, solid food is so close to the touristy Puerta Del Sol. We have easily spent triple what we spent here at other restaurants in the area, and their food wasn't as good as Alhambra's. We spent a total of E26 for dinner on two people and that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$19
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Victoria 9 | Calle de la Victoria , 7 y 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 07 08

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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