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“Shhh don't tell anyone about this place!!!”
Review of Bahia Taberna

Bahia Taberna
Ranked #79 of 12,012 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $68
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Este proyecto nace en respuesta a un progresivo desarrollo de la alta cocina. Se ha renovado el ambiente tradicional de una taberna conjugando los conceptos de las ultimas tendencias artisticas y gastronomicas. Asi se pueden degustar modernos pinchos y platos creativos, en un entorno tradicional y de cocina de mercado. ATENCION, LOS HORARIOS REFLEJADOS SON DE APERTURA DE COCINA. ENTRE LAS 16:00 Y LAS 20:30 HAY SERVICIO DE BAR, RACIONES FRIAS DE COCINA UNICAMENTE. ASIMISMO, EL LOCAL PERMANECERA ABIERTO HASTA LA 01:00 AM
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is not your normal neighborhood restaraunt. Now that you've been warned make sure you visit!

At first when you walk in, as an American, you find yourself here in a little different setting. Its very local in here and dinner is served typically later than usual for us Yankees. I think we had the first reservation and that wasn't until 730 or 8:30 I can't remember exactly. None of which matters at all because the next 2-3 hours were all fantastic!

The place wasn't actually open yet for dinner service when we arrived but the bar was alive with patrons so we helped ourselves to it and had some wine. Both gentlemen working were less than fluent in English but made up for that with their cheery dispositions. At the end of the night it becomes clear to the visitor why they seemed so glad to be at work on a Wed night.

After a few glasses we warmed up and so did the place. There are some fun things on the wall in the bar area which led me to believe this was some sort of Italian styled Spanish place so the bar-man explained as best he could that it was and more, much more, with a little Asian influence as well.

Listen, I've already said too much. The bottom line is if you are reading this you can stop now. Just go. Get the chef's tasting menu and take your time and enjoy. The more you enjoy the more this place especially the chef and his creations will enjoy you. And that is why the staff was so happy. Because they know you will happier leaving than whence you came.

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Thank Ardmoreari
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BahiaTaberna, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Bahia Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Thank you so much Ardmoreari, it´s amazing read your post, your opinion is so important for us. We hope to see you again. Best regards.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Very good food and service. I'd definitely recommend it. We had the menu degustation and cannot complain about anything. We'll be back!

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Thank Surya1975
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BahiaTaberna, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Bahia Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Thank you very much for your comment Surya 1975, we hope to see you again as soon as possible. Kind regards

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Absolutely exceptional food. The staff were great, I would recommend this little place to everyone. We had a tasting menu and each course was fresh, unique and built on the previous. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Go there!

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Thank madridaj
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BahiaTaberna, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Bahia Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Hello madridaj, thank you so much for your review. Kind regards

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I agree with the other reviewers that this is an amazing place to eat. From the outside it appears to be just another corner restaurant and from the limited menu choices you might think you made a mistake in coming here. WRONG. The food is presented in a manner consistent with multi-star establishments and the quality is excellent. I had their daily special which was a choice of 3 tapas, an appetizer, bread, desert and drink for 15 euros. The waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu choices and seemed proud to explain the ingredients of each dish she served. I wish I could have eaten there again but was only in town for 1 evening. Please note the location listed for Bahia is wrong. See YaYa1942's post for correct address.

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Thank Jack R
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BahiaTaberna, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Bahia Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Thanks professor_plum, we would like to inform you that we heve been change the adress info on the site. Best regards

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Such attention to detail is provided in the service and preparation of the food. As in the other reviewers accounts, we also had the 'tasting menu', and it is exquisite and very filling. Every course is an artistic experience, from the apt choice of the 'china', to the presentation of color palate in the food, and finally the clever mix of flavors in every served portion. We also finished up with the dessert (and coffee), deciding that the cheesecake was the best choice even tho' the chocolate menage tickled our fancy. It is an intimate restaurant and appears to also be a neighborhood hang-out, with those customers ordering a simpler meal, and most probably less pricey. Our cost came to about 45 Euros each.

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Thank travelbounder
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BahiaTaberna, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Bahia Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Thank you travelbounder, is amazing read your post. We would like to welcome you back to surprise you even more. Best regards.

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