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Viridiana

#215 of 8,480 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Paseo del Prado
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Calle Juan de Mena 14, 28014 Madrid, Spain
915 31 10 39
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started with not one but two complementary appetizers. First and excellent soup served in a small copper pot, chick peas with greens in a meaty broth. Excellent. Then cured beef very thinly sliced with melon, pickled onions and endive. Had we known we were getting these we might not have ordered an appetizer but it too was outstanding. We shared... More 

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Thank grouse47
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256 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is opened for already 30 years and for my first visit there it felt like it still has it magical touch combined with great food. Prices are decent for this kind of restaurant, service was perfect.

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Thank Tal R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly large and delicious portions. Nice interior. Wide variety of wines. I was there with my daughter. Both of us enjoyed the food. After the generous appetizers we had unforgettable salads with prawns and duck - special offer of the day. The deer loin I had was amazing. Last but not least, the waitress was very polite and spoke fluent... More 

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Thank SoniaHatchikian
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with substantial portions. The waiter was attentive and helpful as we made our choices. Quite expensive - no doubt because of the location

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Thank michaelR2335SF
Memphis, Tennessee
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did I stumble into a gem tonight. Seriously, one of the best meals I've had in a lifetime. Around the block from my hotel. Little place seats about 20. First, the standard little Spanish olives. And really good bread. Expected. No biggie. But then, a complimentary cream of radish with goat cheese, served in a copper pot. Then, duck foie... More 

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Thank Buckles2007
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited top rated restaurants in Paris, Rome ,Monaco ,Nice and Barcelona and Madrid I have no issues paying for a great meal and trust me when I tell you this " best meal We had "the chef , Abraham Garcia personally takes care of every detail from the menu to each and every corner of the restaurant not to mention... More 

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Thank fredymb
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great restaurant, I had a most wonderful salat with confit and foie and very surprising passionfruit dressing. The other members of my company were equally happy. Nice decor.

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Thank Johanna K
London Ontario Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

What a fantastic restaurant. The service was impeccable. The two appetizers that came "on the house" were great. My wife's coconut curry lamb and my Iberico pork cutlet were to die for. A definite must stop for anyone wanting a great meal in Madrid.

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Thank Marjan G
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The food is mediocre and very pricey. For the prices this restaurant charges, you can get very good food in Madrid. The meat was overcooked. The gazpacho starter was very heavy and not very tasty. The sorbet desert was tasteless.

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Thank Amos K
Zurich
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I was recommeded this restaurant by a Spanish friend of mine, who hadn't been, but was desperate to go...I can see why, this really is an excellent place to eat. Despite turning up 20 minutes too early, the waitress made us feel very welcome and ffered us drinks until the kitchen was ready. We took the set menu, with wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$64 - $127
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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