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“Excellent”
Review of Sanxenxo

Sanxenxo
Ranked #1,303 of 11,701 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $122
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
Description: Sanxenxo is the most celebrated Galician restaurant in Madrid. Since 1973, the Dominguez family has been providing the freshest seafood brought directly from the northwestern Spanish coast. Their luxurious dining room and excellent service are always a guarantee to get the best taste of Spanish traditional cuisine.Sanxenxo es el restaurante gallego mas afamado de Madrid. desde 1973, la familia Dominguez ha estado ofreciendo los pescados y mariscos mas frescos traidos directamente de las costas gallegas. Sus lujosos salones y excelente servicio son siempre garantia de obtener el mejor sabor de la cocina tradicional espanola.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I would be absolutely astonished if there are more than a handful of better restaurants in Madrid than this most elegant establishment.
Food, service and ambiance are absolutely first class-and the charming head waiter even forgave me for asking for a pre-dinner dry sherry "on the rocks". Apparently NOT the done thing in Madrid!
If you go, try the calamari. Quite superb.

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Thank douglas77
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Eduardo S, Comunicación at Sanxenxo, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. We are pleased you had such a good experience and hope to have you back soon (even if asking for exotic drinks).

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate here twice on our 10 day trip. Very elegant dining room-the fish was awesome. Very attentive but not intrusive service.

Thank MartinB68
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at the Gran Melia Fenix. It was beautifully appointed with the tables a good distance apart so privacy was maintained. We don't speak Spanish and instead of making us feel awful about that, which a few places did, the maitre d couldn't have been more helpful in placing our order, recommending wine, and making us feel comfortable. We had the salad and the soup for appetizers. They were good but nothing special. The fish was so outstanding (and we live and fish on Cape Cod so we are quite picky). My husband had the halibut and I had the filet if sole. My fish was thin, tender, boned in the dining room, and just perfect . The bread was also out of this world. We would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by two concierges at the Ritz Madrid. We asked for a seafood restaurant where the food, not the "scene" would be the focus; and that the atmosphere would be quiet and comfortable. At first, we sat on the front street terrace, but after noticing couples entering through a door, we investigated to discover a room decorated like a cottage, no music; just comfortable. We moved indoors. The waiters are old school- they know the seafood and know how to serve it. When we asked about a rather expensive item on the menu, we were advised against it that night; the item just did not seem great according to the waiter. The host was from Russia, and my girlfriend speaks Russian; so that made for an extra-special evening. There are approximately 15 tables. The service is excellent; the items include Hake, Barnacles, Razor Clams and meats. Preparations and presentations are grand. Expensive, but absolutely worth the effort! We will be back.

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Thank JohnKavulich
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

Excellent decor, good food and profesional service, a key tu success.
Prices are high.
Reservation very recommended.

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1  Thank phayaoThailand
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