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“Great lunch! Valenciano restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Buganvilla

La Buganvilla
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Ranked #1,968 of 10,440 Restaurants in Madrid
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chamberi
New Orleans, Louisiana
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great lunch! Valenciano restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Was taken to this restaurant by friends who are regulars there and thoroughly enjoyed it. We ordered a green salad -- with avocado, green beans and asparagus -- which was delicious and the Arroz Abanda, served with marvelous aioli, was spectacular. Service was attentive and courteous; the after-lunch "chupitos" (digestifs), on the house, were much appreciated. The ambience is formal -- white tablecloths, etc-- without being stuffy. Lots of business people around. Perhaps a bit expensive for what it was, but worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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madrid
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Rice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Bit cramped and service is a bit fast. Great rice, especially the black rice, and starters as usual in Spain, are small and tasty

Visited September 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Expected quite a bit more as far as food...Service was great !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

The restuarant is a good place to bring business associates but not to go with the family.
The food is very expensive as are the drinks. I did enjoy the service which was quick and very professional. However for great rice dishes i would surly go to Saint James for example.
Overall a disapointment....

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Omar d
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MSJAZZ1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

I am not sure where to begin. Because we had only one night to spend in Madrid before returning to the U.S., I carefully searched out what I thought was a great restaurant to enjoy authentic paella. Buganvilla was a huge disappointment! I do not speak very much Spanish but malo, malo, malo!!! My husband and I ordered the original paella, known as the Valencia Paella which was suppose to contain rabbit, and various seafood. We received undercooked rice with the remaining ingredients being overcooked/burnt. An astounding fete to say the least. It contained four pieces of rabbit meat and not one piece of seafood. With the service being lukewarm, in addition the water served, we felt that complaining would have got us nothing so we paid the bill and left. We spent over 30.00 Euros in taxis to get to and from this restaurant from our hotel. Very bad decision on our part. Never again!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Highland, Maryland
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222 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“We Went for the Paella but Did not Impress”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Restaurant is very nice, great service but our Paella was overdone. What a missed opportunity since they are known for their "Arroces".

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