We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Superior food and very good service”

Metro Bistro - Templo de Debod
Ranked #33 of 10,690 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Arguelles
Seriate, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superior food and very good service”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Had lunch with my wife Sunday 28. We had the Cecina (cured veal) and cheese selection with fruit/nuts, both excellent - and the house croquettes, de-li-cious. I had the tartare steak next, with a few droplets of the Bistro's spicy oil... wonderful, and she got the small burgers, cooked rare, which were totally yummy.

Drank non-filtered Pilsner Urquell, that along with all other explanations was introduced by the waitress as recently added to the place's drinks. I already like Pils, and enjoyed the beer as well.
And to top it off, they have espresso. I mean, real Illy Italian espresso. Additional bonus points for that.

Strongly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank incident41
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,023 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    668
    264
    64
    14
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Unfortunately I can't agree with the other excellent reviews here, perhaps I was expecting too much.

The restaurant has very little atmosphere and is some where between a brasserie and a cafeteria and it certainly doesn't seem very Spanish. The food was good, but not extaordinary however it was very well presented and reasonably priced. The service was good and the staff speak good English and were helpful with the menu.

Other than that there isn't much to say about the place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Gemma H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frigiliana
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Trip to Madrid.”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

The food & service was EXCELLENT. For starter terrina de foie-gras, main, presa de cerdo Iberic, (sweet & sour pork) dessert canelon de pina, washed down with a Te Mata State white wine. If you are in Madrid the restaurant is a must try. The staff are all very helpful, thank you all for a lovely evening.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank FrigilianaMarley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food, great value. Thoroughly recommended.”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Ended up in the vicinity of this restaurant near to lunchtime because the teleferico up to the zoo is only running at the weekends in October. Went into the restaurant early (just as they were setting up and taking deliveries) but they were more than happy to accept us and our two young kids.

Following a complimentary Bloody Mary, the breads and olive oils they brought to our table were great. We had a couple of starters (we had hummus, kids had tapas mini burger) and then as a main I had squid stuffed with parma ham on a bed of black rice and my wife had a guinea fowl based dish and both were explained in detail by the very pleasant and enthusiastic waiter.

Following this we had a couple of really nice desserts - one a soft creamy cheesecake type concoction served in a glass, the other an apple pie with ice cream with green tea and we followed this with a couple of coffees.

With 2 glasses of wine, came to less than €70 which I though was very reasonable for the quality of food on offer.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Swiss_Roller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant based on the great reviews on TA and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is a very short walk from Plaza Espana (five mins). We arrived shortly after 2pm (without a reservation) and greeted very warmly by the waitress and given our choice of open tables. The staff was extremely attentive without rushing us. The menu is an bistro type menu. We had a cheese plate and bistro potatoes to start...both presented very well! The bartender made us a great shot of a bloody mary on the house to try as well.

We finished off with the gourmet burger which was fantastic to follow-up the other items. Bottom line is this restaurant in an incredible value that is worth a lunch or dinner. I would suggest reservations at dinner, but anyone looking for a great find in Madrid should really consider Metro Bistro!

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank jjll77057
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Metro Bistro - Templo de Debod also viewed

Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 

Been to Metro Bistro - Templo de Debod? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing