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“Awesome!”
Review of Alcaravea

Alcaravea
Ranked #322 of 11,439 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great meals! In the five nights we ate dinner in Madrid, two of them were here! Service was great, food was amazing! Portions are large and that limited the number of dishes we could order but everything that we tried was awesome. Definitely the best meals on our two week trip to Spain.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We loved the charming welcome of his young owner and his personalized advices of what to choose. The restaurant was packed that Friday night. I ordered scrambled eggs with Iberian Ham and Mushrooms and Iberian pork tenderloin with parmesan cheese ( Secreto de Cerdo Ibérico de Bellota con Parmesano ) : In one word : FANTASTIC ! Not to forget the Priorat Wine of limited production , owner's suggestion. Alcaravea in Cea Bermudez street has two shifts and when we left, the bar was full of diners waiting to be admitted to the late shift of 11 pm. Big problem : we drove around 20' until we found a place to park our Hertz car.

2  Thank Elena M
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

They say that they serve generous portions and they do. Even a half racion of baby artichokes was too much for one person. But, it was delicious: great cheeses and nicely garlicked. Had salt baked cod on a portion designed for two. Perfectly cooked. I ate it all. Absolutely no complaints, except for my expanding waistlne. But some things are worth it (50 Euros.

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3  Thank RocketrobMiami
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Madrid numerous times and have been to many of the Restaurants listed in the top 100. In my opinion this was easily the best Restaurant we have eaten at here in Madrid. As most of the previous posters have mentioned portion sizes are large, don't worry about trying to figure out the menu. Caesar was our waiter Oscar was working some of the other tables as well. Both of them will explain the specials and recommend ordering portions which will still be too much. Louisa assisted in our service and was outstanding. All of the staff speak good English and make ordering very easy. We ordered 2 starters and two 1/2 portion mains which was too much food still. We had four glasses of wine, one expresso and two after dinner shots bill was 60 euro. Great price for value of meal. A couple should consider 2 starters and one 1/2 portion main. That will be a lot of food.

We had burrata mozzarella as one of our starters exceptional. We had two units of the zucchini flowerette with some kind of reduced vinaigrette. It was splendid.

We had a half portion of beef cheek stew which was similar to braised beef rib. Flavor was terrific meat very tender. Meat was served with small shoestring potatoes and reduced veggies from stew, meal came on a plate.

The other main we had was a pork steak cut into small strips which they recommended be cooked on the rare side. Pork was buttery dish was served with piquillo peppers shoestring potatoes with rosemary on top of peppers.

Wine was Tempranillo was very smooth. We could not eat dessert but saw two things come out they looked awesome and we will save room next time for sure.

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3  Thank Victor S
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food was amazing!! The waitress spends time with you to know what you prefer in order to suuggest you the ideal menu and the appropriate wine. With or without reservation, you will be served excellent!!

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