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“Great food, great wines and great service”
Review of Restaurant Madrid

Restaurant Madrid
Ranked #224 of 2,018 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $22 - $90
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed October 3, 2011

The restaurant doesn't look like it is one of the best in Zurich but it surely is.
The food is outstanding, the wines are just a dream (Hacienda Monasterio, 2007) and the service is great. We were just 3 peolpe but the owner took his time with us, sat at our table and even offered us some carachillos.
Top noch.
Order Tapas, veal cutlet with saffron risotto and for dessert a crema catalana!
A dream.

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Thank Radostfx
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We went there yesterday night and it was one of the worse experience here in zurich so far; the food was nothing special (some tapas, one dish of paella, some poor wine), service very poor and the price absolutely high (we were in 12 and we paid each 135 CHF). I believe it is a restaurant for tourists.

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2  Thank Enrico P
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

If you've ever visited spanish restaurant without sagria...let me know so as to feel OK...!!! Noisy, no free space even to walk, old-dirty decor and very poor menu (just a few plates)...!!! Yes taste foods, but 40-50 € each one...!!! There where much better restaurants, in front of the river (better view), modern-new decor and better prices...!!! If i remember good, I found it as a TRIP ADVISOR'S suggestion for cheap food in Zurich... don't you think that they must be more careful when you suggest sth...???

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Thank sorkier
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

It's expensive, but in my opinion, worth every penny. We love a good steak and find it hard to come by in Switzerland. Here, you never go wrong. The meat melts in your mouth! The best steak in Switzerland for sure, and perhaps even in Europe!
Friendly service, great wine (let them make you a recommendation), fresh food, and nice homely atmosphere.
Highly recommended!

1  Thank ssnbrown
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Reviewed May 15, 2009

Please take this review with a grain of salt. We feel strongly that as Americans stopping into Restaurant Madrid we recieved some rude service. We entered the restaurant at 6:00pm on a Saturday night and there were no other diners in the restaurant. We greeted them and asked for a table (in German btw) and the host asked us if we had a reservation. We said no and he made a big show of searching the restaurant for an empty table (they were all empty!). Then he begrudingly showed us a table.

The dining room itself is very cozy and laid out with linen clothes, etc. The menu is excellent with tapas, salads, lots of seafood and side dishes (a la carte). I had the veal cordon-bleu and it was a large delicious portion. For dessert we had the creme brulee which is the specialty of the house.

Wine with dinner was extremely expensive ($9 to $10 USD) and no better than your average wine at Olive Garden. Sorry.

At the end of dinner we asked our surly waiter for directions to the restroom (again we attempted in German to be courteous). He made a big show of not understanding us. We tried everything, bathroom, restroom, toilet, WC, etc and he continually said "huh". I am convinced he did it as a private joke but who knows.

Overall, we were out of the restaurant by 730pm (all the talbes still weren't taken) and it cost us nearly $125 USD. If the food wasn't so good I would have been completely dissappointed with this place. Perhaps we had a bad waiter and your service will be better, if so try this place if for nothing else the food.

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Thank jaymah2004
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