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Lua

#164 of 8,751 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Chamberi
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Paseo Eduardo Dato 5, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 95 28 53
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've got so much pleasure here! Great and really nonordinary food, good service. Would love to come again some day.

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a Michelin star place it was ridiculous to found ourselves unattended with empty glasses waiting for a waiter to refill them with champaign (euro 43) for 10 mins until we called him ourselves! Nobody helped us (2 ladies) with our coats neither when we came nor when we were leaving - our coats were hanging on the chairs for... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us went for lunch and the bar area was not busy, which meant that when we arrived, nobody greeted us.. a poor start with one member of staff going to the bar to get drinks for downstairs and not meeting our gaze... ..... Come on guys! This stuff matters!!! The lovely camarero then arrived and was great for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just had lunch in Lua. At €65 it would be hard to beat on value anywhere. Strongly seafood biased it was an excellently balanced tasting menu. The only real meat dish of lamb was for us the weakest link: too sweet and heavy. Wine is very affordable with unsurprisingly a strong local focus. If you are in Madrid... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried the menu degustaron. Balanced, good fusion of typical Galicia fare with innovative Japanese and Peruvian touches. Except the lamb which was not that good, the rest was excellent. Deserts were not at pair with the quality of the rest of the menu. We had wine by the glass and the river on barrica was amazing!! Price of 80 Eur... More 

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Thank cris_alonso74
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Great tasting menu - they weren't at all phased by my last minute request to go vegetarian. Seven courses of really interesting dishes that I thoroughly enjoyed - as did my friends. Small and intimate dining room, pleasant service and a fixed price menu. Lúa scored highly on all fronts. The final dish - 'Russian cake' was amazing (melt in... More 

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We ate there last night and had a wonderful meal. I have many dietary restriction, including being pregnant. They altered every single course for me so that I could enjoy!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

They work really late for dinner, but that is everywhere in Madrid. We came first and everybody was serving us. It is above and beyond experience if you take fixed meny with 9 different offerings and each one comes with pairing wine. Wow. I enjoyed all wines and everything they gave us. I would recommend for special occasions as it... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We arrived for 9pm and were the first in the restaurant. Still getting used to Spanish dining hours! The restaurant filled quickly and was completely full by 9.30pm. Reservations essential as this place is popular. Food was of a high standard. Some dishes worked better than others, but that is always the way with degustation dining as you don't choose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were a group of 6 girls who had booked this restaurant in advance, and we had a great evening here. The venue is very nice and intimite and the staff was friendly. The tasting menu was really good, and the wine selection was perfect, although we were surprised that is was so much sea food. Of 9courses, only one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $64
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Eduardo Dato 5, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighborhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 95 28 53
Description
At Lua you can both eat informal food -tapas- at our new bar upstairs, or alternatively enjoy our signature cuisine by reknown Chef Manuel Dominguez, who elaborates a sophisticated Galician cuisine that will make your mouth melt in delight. Our specialities include 'nuggets' of lamb sweetbreads, octopus "a feira" and many traditional Galician dishes with a modern twist. Top cuisine in a great atmosphere. Ask about our VIP Lounge for your own private happenings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chamberi

Neighborhood Profile
Chamberi
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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