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“Fabulous”

De Maria Felix Boix
Ranked #61 of 10,690 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $52 - $148
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

De Maria is an exclusive Restaurant where Celebrities, Football players and their wives dine regularly. For this very reason - you will have to book to avoid disappointment.

It is very elegant, with very well laid out dining tables, separate dining areas, private funciton rooms, and an open view kitchen/brasserie at the back. There is a small bar in the entrance for those who choose not to book.

Little details like the expensive crockery and cutlery, food served on warm plates, lighting that dims to give it a more private atmosphere, Dim lighting and the excellent service are all positive traits that come to mind when I think of this restaurant.

The prices used to be unaffordable to most, especially when you want to enjoy their highly-reputed meat, but as of recent years' they've cut back a bit due to the hard times. They've even got a very good lunch menu at an affordable price. This shows that the demand for high-flying expenses have diminished considerably in recent times, and so this place is really open for many more people.

Starters are elegant and light, and the presentation is lovely too. Please try the Tomate, and the provoletta (melted cheese with crackers, this oen perhaps isn't so light!). The meat is the core competency of this place, which I've briefly described below, and the desserts are delicious. Try the Piña if you're feeling guilty, or simply let yourself go and try the ridiculously sweet panqueque!!! Ask for a Isla de Capri or Duquesa, which used to be my favourite dessert (no longer available but they somehow conjured one for us last time!). It is a profiterol with vanilla ice cream on top and a coat of melted chocolate and light custard - rather beautifully presented too. It is to die for!

The highlight of this place is the meat. Lomo Alto Fileteado, Chuletón, and Solomillo are all to die for. They use the best Argentinian meat and have it flame-grilled to your choice. The only added ingredient is salt, and I can say - hands down - that you will NOT eat better meat!

  • Visited April 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Argentinian steak house done very well”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I took 12 people there and this size group was well attended - service was great The quality of the meat was excellent and the selection of Argentinian wines was good value and great choices Huge plus The ambience, lighting and sound levels is just right A bit buzzy but easy for table conversation without having to raise your voice Great value for money too. Two thumbs up!

Visited October 2012
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St Leonards, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Prompt and efficient service with an outstanding menu selection. Very affordable and a welcome break from the extreme heat of the day.

  • Visited May 2012
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madrid
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“excellent meat”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is an argentinian-like restaurant in Madrid. Best meat in town, particularly the "lomo alto fileteado". To be ordered with "patatas soufflé", a must. A bit expensive but affordable. Perhaps a little noisy. Need reservation, particualrly on week-ends.

  • Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“What a surprise!”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Looks like a bar from the street. Great modern decor met us as we walked in off the street on Sunday afternoon. Very good food especially grilled meats and chorizo from open grill at the bar. Service good. All for €35 a head.

  • Visited October 2011
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