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Algarabia

#19 of 8,247 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Union 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915424131
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews in tripadvisor kept us wondering about what to expect. Ambiance was initially very different. Very quiet. The food was excellent and better than any other dish we had in Madrid. Our 8 year old daughter also enjoyed the food and experience. It was not cheap but value for your money. A truly memorable night.

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Thank gokcece01
chicago,illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best dining experience that i have ever had!!. The restaurant is run by two sisters , who welcome you into their home. It is very intimate with limited seating, i felt like i was dining with family.

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Thank bdtommy
Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good restaurant! Fantastic food, Home mood and lovely sisters. Surely I will come again when I visit to Madrid next time. Thank you Pilar and Isabel Cheers!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service the atmosphere was perfect, the food was delicious... We had an amazing evening... It is definitely worth an evening.. Wonderful experience ..

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1 Thank katherinaattard
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Hello Katerina, we expect return home has been great. Soon we will know Canada. Isabel y Pilar More 

woodland hills, ca.
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Very cozy and we felt as if we were in someone's house. We chose the following: asparagus in pastry lightly fried, sardines in a light tomato sauce with pistachios, cod in tomato sauce, and a house specialty, braised pork, braised and slightly blackened. Dessert was a lovely dark chocolate raspberry cake as well as an... More 

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Thank sarabeth721
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We know that the important thing in a restaurant is the food, but we like to talk to our customers of other things to learn. We are very curious. Isabel y Pilar More 

Brighton
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The taxi driver had difficulty finding it and dropped us at the top of the road, after that we walked up and down and could not see it. I asked a local and was directed to a purple painted house with its door closed. We had booked a tabled for 9.30 and got to the door at 9.25, after knocking... More 

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1 Thank Prospero555
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Of course we are not a normal restaurant! We are the restaurant that would like to find when we travel. Many thanks Isabel y Pilar More 

Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience a cozy and cooked from the heart Spanish meal then pick this place and you won't be disappointed. Wonderful service and you will also make two new friends as the sisters make a point of meeting their guests. The food was delicious and generous. A highlight of our Madrid trip.

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Thank KandGtravelabout
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience in "Algarabía". We hope you enjoy in "Menorca" and liked them "Ciudadelal". A hug. Isabel y Pilar More 

Owings Mills, MD
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is on a side street but in a well travelled area. A small restaurant run by two sisters. They are warm and welcoming and treat their patrons as guests in their home. They even helped us choose what to order for an authentic Spanish experience. the food was delicious--as close to homemade as is possible to get in... More 

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Thank Travler54
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Dear Barbara and Howard, thank you very much for your recommendation ... and for your invitation! Isabel y Pilar More 

Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This was like visiting your favorite Spanish aunts who happen to be master chefs. Cozy, homey atmosphere – because it’s literally a living room converted into a tiny restaurant. The hospitality was beyond warm – it was familial. All the dishes presented to us were delicious with truly homemade flavors. They included: for an amuse-bouche, minced fresh artichokes with olives;... More 

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Thank Kutskurina
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thanks, thanks, very, very, thanks. We hope see you again. Isabel y Pilar More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The two sisters who run this restaurant really care about the food they service and the dining experience of the guests. Good wholesome local food, nice to have a few vegetables with the main.

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Thank Davidcm555
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. In Rioja, our region of birth, vegetables are essential and very good !. We hope it was all well in "Guadarrama Isabel y Pilar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Union 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915424131
Description
Pequeno y familiar restaurante de cocina tradicional (riojana) en el centro de Madrid.

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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