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“completely overrated”
Review of Al Natural

Al Natural
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Ranked #1,007 of 11,684 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $0 - $25
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Paseo del Prado
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were desperate to enjoy vegetarian food after exposure to the usual Spanish fare, but waht a disappointment this place was! The soup was average, but our main courses were frankly horrible and we did not finish them. My mushroom pasta was over-seasoned and my partner's so called lasagne consisted of vile veggie sausages in tomato and smothered in cheese sauce. I think this place relies on the gratitude of hungry vegetarians and has come to take them for granted and treat them with contempt. There was no effort to make this food tasty... a lasagne could be deliciously made with some fresh vegeatbles and lentils as the 'meat substitute', for example. Far preferable to the lazy, unappetising mess we encountered. Don't bother going...

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5  Thank Anna O
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

nice place. The service of a nice young blond lady was very kind.
the food is all excellent. I've been there 4 times and would recommend these dishes: gazpacho, creme de zahnahorias, paella with vegetables,choccolate icecream.

All perfect!!

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Thank salvo d
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We make it a point to visit a vegetarian restaurant in every city we visit; hence headed over to Al Natural on a friend's recommendation.

Location: If you have the exact address and a map, the place should not be too difficult to find. It looks a little small from the front but is pretty long with ample seating space.

Ambiance: We visited in the evening and the place was nearly empty with 3 more occupied tables. The seating was comfortable and we liked the overall effect that has been created with pictures of natural food items along the walls.

Service: Unfortunately, there was only 1 gentleman handling the show when we visited. English speaking and extremely polite, but he seemed a little overwhelmed being the only person managing the customers. Our request for a Sangria pitcher could not be met as it would be a little complicated for an individual to manage. Apart from that, he was pleasant and attentive.

Food: Middle of the road. We have had better and much worst at different vegetarian restaurants around the world. Food was fresh and health to eat. However, it was a little too bland for our taste and the dessert a bit too dry. Yogitea was good to finish off the meal. They served bread in the beginning (without us ordering) and then charged it in the end!

Recommendation: It was good for one time visit. I will only visit it again only if I've insatiable craving for a vegetarian food and cannot find a better place.

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Thank swapc
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

A bit expensive, and one of those places that seems more interested in doctrine than flavor. Still, a varied menu and nice people.

1  Thank chienandalou
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

I had the Placa Al Natural, a sampler of four items and it was really tasty. My boyfriend had the fish and it was quite bland - I guess that's what you get when you order fish in a vegitarian restaurant! Better than some vegetarian restaurants in Madrid but not the best by far.

Thank ljv87
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