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“The tomato jam is to die for....!”

El Abrazo de Vergara
Ranked #515 of 10,522 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $41
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centro
Milton Keynes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The tomato jam is to die for....!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Definitely worth a visit if you want beautifully cooked and presented Spanish food with a contemporary twist. The Brie parcels and the foie gras starters were both amazing - definitely the highlight of the meal...

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A true delight”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Busy place, limited tables so took us a couple of attempts to eat there. Reservation needed at weekends. Very friendly service, they took a lot of pride in our enjoyment of their food. They possibly took feedback from a previous review as raspberry gazpacho came as an amuse bouche (taste sensation). Absolutely delicious and great value. The foie and the squid ink croquettes were fantastic as was the black pudding and risotto. In fact everything!

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“disappointing considering the glowing reviews”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Good in parts but some fine ingredients were messed around with some combinations that didn't really work; though interesting to try once.
A lovely burrata cheese worked well with the honey, but the strong truffle flavouring became a little overwhelming after the first mouthful, the accompanying avocado tartar and tomato sorbet were both fine in themselves but none seemed to add anything by being put together. Something simpler would have worked better in my opinion. The raspberry gazpacho was good, and would have made an excellent pallet cleanser, but a large bowlful seemed a little too much and again the addition of a cheese ice cream didn't really improve it.
A boletus risotto was also overwhelmed by truffle flavouring (I had no clue what a boletus tastes like). Other mains included an excellent steak and a well received cod and langoustine dish.
Service was friendly, though being told at one point to hurry and finish our starter as our mains were waiting (especially as we'd waited a long time for that starter to arrive) was rather unprofessional.
Seemed to be mainly frequented by tourists which maybe meant it lost a little in atmosphere compered to a restaurant popular with locals.
Overall worth a try but I would stick to the simpler, less adventurous dishes. Good value considering the level of ambition.

  • Visited April 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food, lively environment...just great!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food, the wine, the waiters everything was amazing. Don't expect a super fancy place, it's simple but well decorated and everything is good, but the food...is stunning!
The Octopus, the Tuna Tartare, the Bull tail, the two layer chocolate cake..really everything is good!
Next time in Madrid you'll see me there for sure...

  • Visited March 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food, awful unfriendly service”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Yes the food is actually very good, if poorly presented. But the service is awful and, worse, very unfriendly. They made us feel that we chose a bad day to drop in. Unwanted guests if you will! Never came unless called several times, never asked if we wanted coffee after the meal, and only got the bill a good 15 minutes after asking for it 3 times from 2 different waiters!!! Hardly the pleasant experience one is looking for and definitely takes away from the quality of the food.

  • Visited February 2014
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