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“Friendly and welcoming”
Review of El miniBAR

El miniBAR
Ranked #37 of 11,429 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Right outside the tryp ambassador hotel. Gorgeous little cafe/bar. Spotlessly clean. Staff very welcoming and friendly and although they speak little English they took the time to help us find what we wanted then explained how to order in Spanish.

Thank Jackie A
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BustosNacho, Propietario at El miniBAR, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Hello, thank you very much for your words!
We love to please all customers and here in the miniBAR we have no problem to communicate with customers.
We hope you come back, you know that you are welcome

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We came here from the reviews from this site.
When we were walking up we were a little unsure about how good it could actually be. Our waiter was amazing, very friendly and funny.
The waiter brought us a Russian Salad to try, it did not look very appetizing, but I have to say it was one of the best salads that we have ever had!
We both would recommend the dog fish tapas, it had to be the best tapas that I have eaten in a very long time.

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Thank medwards_937
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Had been really looking forward to going here after reading the very good reviews. But it is unexceptional in every way; not at all bad but just not good enough to mark it out in the way the reviews suggested. Sorry.

1  Thank davethewasp
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We dined at El miniBAR while traveling for business. The customer service personality was a 10. The actual customer service was a 5. Be prepared to wait quite a while to receive your food and drinks from the time that you order them. They even forgot one of your meals, so we ended up sharing everything. The food has the inspiration to be amazing, but falls short with average taste. The appearance of the food looks amazing, but I judge on actual taste. This is no where near the top restaurants on Madrid and can only determine it's high ranking by it's mere presence on TripAdvisor. Also, the drinks are unleaded. We ordered a Sangria to start and didn't even have a buzz. Then a Caipirinha, which was a bit more leaded, but no a real drink. So we ended with a white wine that was OK. Overall, I give the experience a 5 and think this is the most overrated restaurant I've been too. Plus is was dirty and dingy inside. Come on TripAdvisor reviewers, we owe future guests the truth and feel this being rated #2 or #4 or even in the top 20 is a total disgrace.

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3  Thank Kellee R
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BustosNacho, Propietario at El miniBAR, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013
Google Translation

Gracias por su comentario, lamentamos mucho no haber estado a la altura ni en la comida, ni en la calidad, ni en el precio .. y sobre todo no haber estado a la altura en el servicio. La mayoria de los clientes estan bastante satisfechos y asi lo reflejan en los comentarios de las redes sociales.. pero es evidente que no se puede agradar a todos...

Gracias por tu comentario e intentaremos mejorar....

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Do yourself a favor and eat there, don't be afraid to ask for what they recommend as we did, and tasted food we have never tried. Not your normal tapas ! Outstanding, so good we are going back tonight. The owner/host was a pleasure as was his partner! Well done, for a small place with a strange name in Madrid, u have given us great food memories! Thank you

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Thank Tracey T
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BustosNacho, Propietario at El miniBAR, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Hi Tracey, has been a real pleasure to meet you and meet Paul. Thank you very much for your comment and thank you very much also for your advice about the name of our bar and your experience as owner of restaurants in Australia. We hope if ever you come back to Madrid, we can turn back and see us again. You are great. Thank you.

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