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#201 of 8,747 Restaurants in Madrid
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Paseo del Prado
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Calle Juan de Mena 14, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 10 39
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're tired of the Spanish restaurant experience and are looking for something more French mixed with Spanish flavor, and an eccentric setting to top it off, then this is the place for you! Small space with a downstairs cellar atmosphere, you may want to request a table on the street level for the natural light. There are no appetizers... More 

Thank LadySojourn
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated the wife's birthday and the food was absolutely spectacular. Chef Abraham even came out to ask if we were enjoying our meal and presented us with several delectable "tastes" of the house. Service was simply OUTSTANDING! Will most definitely return before our departure.

Thank Paul C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here after a day at the museums. I was eating by myself. I got a table in the corner and studied the menu. The chef happened to come out of the kitchen and he saw me sitting by myself while the other tables were full of patrons chatting with their companions. I asked for help choosing a dish... More 

Thank ocalya2016
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VIRIDIANA came doubly recommended to us for our month-long stay in Madrid from NYC--from a Travel and Leisure blurb, and also from our favorite waiter at one of our favorite places in Madrid, Tasquita de Enfrente. Both rec were right. The food is superb. We tried their signature eggs-in-mushroom-mousse-with-truffle as well as a hake entree and a meatballs with peas... More 

Thank Fred193
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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 

Thank grouse47
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259 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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.

Thank Tal R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 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 

Thank SoniaHatchikian
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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

Thank michaelR2335SF
Memphis, Tennessee
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 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 

Thank Buckles2007
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$64 - $128
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +34 915 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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