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“Could have gained top marks if the main course was served hot”
Review of Hegar

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Ranked #8,132 of 11,010 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro
Ko Samui, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
642 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Could have gained top marks if the main course was served hot”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had a beautiful peice of hake(my favourite fish) served in a salsa verde and indeed the portion was a delight from the thick body of the fish and was perfectly cooked.
Served I am sorry to say on a Cold plate and was just tepid. I know little Spanish so could not ask for it to be heated up without overcooking the fish.
Service was friendly.
This could have been sensational but I remember from trips to Spain in my childhood that my Dads complaint was that the food was always served barely warm and that was 50 years ago!
Matbe its just an English thing that we enjoy warm food!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jonathan N
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food in Plaza Mayor”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

How do you know which restaurant to pick out of the many available in this square - you know it's going to be more expensive than a quieter location. Anyway we picked this one. We both had Gazpacho to start with followed by hake for my wife and sirloin for me. We were very pleased with the quality of both courses.

You do get a lot of atmosphere given it's a busy square with entertainers who sometimes ask for money, also a few rose sellers!

Only downside is they are busy and it is sometimes difficult to get the waiters attention.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank JohnLwok
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“Nice location but over priced food”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Given the previous mixed reviews my partner and I decided to give this place a try. We chose the set menu for two priced at 25 euros each. After ordering, it became apparent that we would have to share a starter and main course between us. The starter was a simple salad with some cold meats and cheese. The main was a rather small beef sirloin absolutely covered in rock salt, served with a few uninspiring vegetables and an onion gravy. By the time the waiter had carved the meat, the gravy and veg were almost cold and the beef was so salty we couldn't finish it. We left feeling disappointed and slightly ripped off because the menu didn't include the 8% IVA tax. Overall, the location is fantastic and the waiters were friendly, but the food is terrible.

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2 Thank Beckyforou
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
379 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
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“A pleasant experience”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

After wandering around the central area Madrid for a few morning hours we found ourselves in Plaza Mayor, the grand square where so many things were happening. We decided to rest our tired feet and take care of our hungry stomachs at one of the numerous restaurants around the square. . By sheer chance we chose the Restorante Hegar and were glad we did. We enjoyed bottle of red wine followed by a paella and tapas
served by an elderly waiter who manged to understand our English questions ! We spent quite a bit of time relaxing and watching people and happenings....
yes , we we probably would go there again, if we ever find ourselves in that square...

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank yesuthasen
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great food, great service and fantastic atmosphere”
Reviewed May 18, 2010

Could not possibly think of a better place to eat! The food is fantastic and the service is great! The staff are extremely nice and friendly, have been to Madrid a few times and always go here for dinner. The staff remember us when we go and always do their best to keep their customers happy!
If you go, pick a seat facing the Plaza and watch the world go by! The atmosphere is outstanding!

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