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Lua

#147 of 8,499 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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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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316 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Overall it's a good restaurante with great quality food but flavors where just not completely achieved in my opinion for a 1 Michelin star restaurant Best dish was probably the octopus in yellow pepper sauce

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The tasting menu was a mixed experience of delicious dishes and things which just didn't work for me. Service was rushed and not very attentive. We didn't get to see the menu, so picking wines was tricky. When asking about appropriate wines per glass, expecting paired wines, I was offered only the choice of "a glass of red or white".... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited with much anticipation having booked this Michelin star months in advance. We were the only diners to start (8.30pm which I guess is early in Madrid terms!) - it's difficult to criticise a restaurant for this it the service was TOO attentive. The waitress hovered and played were cleared/dishes brought before we'd finished our wine taster for that course.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The menu degustation was excellent. The wine list superb . The staff very friendly .We like very much the atmosphere.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We booked a late lunch at Lua on our last day in Madrid. We had a wonderful meal, very inventive tasting menu with some stand out dishes. This is cooking of the highest standard with some excellent wines to accompany the meal. I cant recommend this place highly enough, the staff are knowledgeable and attentive. the only slight criticism was... 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
$38 - $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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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