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“the very best in Madrid” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Metro Bistro - Templo de Debod

Metro Bistro - Templo de Debod
Ranked #26 of 9,428 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Arguelles
Madrid, Spain
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“the very best in Madrid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have been dining in this great little restaurant several times, but so far I had never written anything about them... perhaps because I had secretely hoped that by keeping it as a 'hidden gem', booking a table there wouldn't be so challenging. But they do deserve a review, and a very good one, because time after time they have never disappointed me, not even in the busiest nights, and I believe they are one of the best restaurants in all of Madrid. First off, the food is fantastic. The menu is not very extensive but they always have some special dishes off the menu, which a helpful and friendly waiter/waitress will explain to you in detail. Be prepared to be constantly surprised by the flavours and the textures of the food, starting from the 'celery mojito' which you will be served at the very beginning of the meal. Please remember that this is not the "typically Spanish" restaurant, but it rather offers Mediterranean dishes reinterpreted with wittiness and creativity. Remember to ask for the 'Papas Metro' as a starter, and if they have the 'lamb on a base of truffle potato' on the day of your dinner, please make sure to order one. Great wine selection, fine service, relaxing ambiance. It is not a pretentious place, but it is one of those restaurants where you know that your fiancée or friends will be impressed. And the best part is - it is NOT expensive. Best value for money in Madrid.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank flawlessmary
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Hull England
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309 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went their after veiwing on Tripadvisor and booked before leaving England. This place is excelent and the food marvelous. I had the smoked eel and vegatables to start ,steak tartare as main course and pineapple cannalonni to finish. None could be faulted,great flavours and textures and wonderfull presentation throughtout.
The free celery mohito would personally be better with salt round the glass rim rather than sugar but was very nice any way.
Service very good prices very very good
I recommend this restaurant to you when visiting Madrid

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KeithGHullEngland
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4 reviews
“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had a really great time at Metro Bistro.
Firstable the plates was really really good with good tastes and perfectly flavoured.
Moreover the staff is kind and very available to explain the history and the origins of the plates and products.
A place to go in order to have a good food experience and warm welcome.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ascrew
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Madrid
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Still don't understand the hype”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Some freinds of mine came from the States and invited me to eat out. They wanted to surprise me by inviting me to the Metro Bistro, a restaurant they found "highly rated" on Trip Advisor. I had already eaten here about a month ago.
Well, it was just the same. The food was OK, the service was OK, and the place is still not elegant. (no table cloths, no candles). They still are stingy with the olive oil and they charge you for teh bread without informing you.
here is my point: IT IS EXPENSIVE for what they give you. I have eaten grilled butterfish at various Preuvian resturants in Madrid and they give you more quantity for less price. The wine by the glass is really a bad deal. I live in Madrid. I know that there are many tourist places that have terrible paella and usually low quality pizzas. This place does not even offer you a complimentary after dinner drink (almost all Spanish restaurants with class do this). So, I gave them 2 stars instead of 3. I think tourists should try other restuarnts than just the top 10. I will never go back to Metro Bistro. If you do, you won't have a bad meal. But it is not Spanish, it is modern and you will pay top Euro.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Americanomadrid
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Gibraltar
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8 reviews
“Yum Yum Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The restaurant is quite small. Went there after reading great reviews on TA! Well I agree! Super tasty food, great service. Waiters/waitress tried hard to speak English which was appreciated. The chocolate dessert was phenomenal :P Would def go back!!

Visited May 2013
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Thank DinaKr11
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