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#223 of 8,123 Restaurants in Madrid
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Paseo del Prado
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Calle Juan de Mena 14, 28014 Madrid, Spain
915 31 10 39
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Marathon, Greece
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few steps away from the Prado you can find "Viridiana". Chef owner Abraham Garcia has a reputation for innovation and I was curious about the menu. Interestingly enough, everything I had was off the menu, as it was suggested to me by the waiter as "the day's special". I started with a fresh delicious salad with tomatoes of Navarra,... More 

Thank Panathinaeos
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is expensive but it is definitely the best I had in Madrid. The staff were friendly and attentive, we only ordered one course and were given a complimentary starter and desert! All around incredible.

Thank apersonwhoeats
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We went with great expectations (tipped in 'Where Chefs Eat') but were really disappointed. By far the most expensive meal we had in Madrid and easily the worst. For a city with so many exciting, cutting edge restaurants the food here was really quite old fashioned in a early nineties 'fusion' kind of way. The dishes were incoherent and very... More 

Thank nick w
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Beautiful setting amid fabulous paintings. Cozy. Warm service coupled with delicious food! Only wish we had been more hungry!

Thank YsChoice4U
Stockholm, Sweden
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Very nice food with extra touch. I was surprised that a gazpacho with strawberries and sardines could be a great combo. Everything was high quality and the service was impeccable. It is perfect for a nicer dinner with family or friends.

Thank Olof L
Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Don't go if you'r in a budget but for a special Spanish cuisine experience this is the place. A very interesting concept with Viridiana's hat as a motive all over the restaurant. Abraham, the chef is something. Kind, nice and friendly.

Thank Oscar O
Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here last year and had such a nice experience that I wanted to experience it again. Had the langostine salad, duck foie gras, and snails as appetizers. For mains, tried the slow roasted lamb and live seafood platter. Was so full at the end didn't have room for dessert again. Thank you for another great experience!

Thank M C
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Better than expected. An unforgettable experience. The portions were big. There were three of us and we ordered two starters to share and one main course each... Although everything was delicious, it was too much. The only problem was that the cow loin was not very warm and we had to ask for them to reheat it. A pity!.

Thank Miguel S
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by uber driver. Only bad meal and service we had in Madrid. Poor service, ordered wine and it was never provided. Ordered salad without anchovies,but served with anchovies. I had eggs with truffles for 27 euros. Bland and small. My husband and daughter had oxtail meatballs, not very good. Then surprised by 20 euro cubierto 'seat' charge. Disappointed that... More 

Thank karenkolarblech
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155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The food is first rate. We went for the a la carte and we're delighted with every course: bold, adventurous and utterly delicious. The service is wonderfully cool. They give you the sense that, in the nicest possible way, you're lucky to be there. And the ambience is delightfully intimate. Like a local restaurant only much, much better. If you're... More 

Thank QuentinYoknapatawpha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$68 - $135
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Juan de Mena 14, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighborhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: 915 31 10 39

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Staying in Paseo del Prado

Neighborhood Profile
Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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