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#1,285 of 8,828 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle Ribera del Manzanares 123, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 59 37 80
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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20:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

very pleasant place, good service and the meat is delicious. best I had in a very long time. the cooking was just right!

Thank לב ב
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

With great warmth and personality the waiter Nicholas took very good care of us serving a wonderful meal with the best of service!

Thank Mikael A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

You should definitely go for a steak, they are all delicious and finely cooked. The starters are also quite good but not abundant. The side-dishes are paid separately, which drives up the price. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Adriana T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

A bit far out to travel from centre. Staff very helpful and attentive. Huge portions of food.. too much Food was very enjoyable though.

Thank clairemckireland
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I went there last year with a Friend. We had a starting to share and then some nice meat, really nice steak to share. All combined with one of the best Spanish wines from my point of view, Arzuaga. Restaurant was quite cool and calm, not loud at all. Staff was all right, no complaints.

1 Thank Elias N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Opening hours rather restricted - 12.. to 16.00 and 20.30 to 23.00 - so we chose 14.00. Warmly welcomed and seated quickly. Waiter spoke good English; explained the menu and took order for drinks. When delivered he took our order for meals. Reasonable time elapsed before our food was delivered. Steaks were absolutely perfect as were the accompaniments. Dessert also... More 

Thank Moondance42
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Great jamon. Good selection of wines, including 3/8 bottles. Steaks cooked to perfection. Service a wee bit slow, but to an annoying degree.

1 Thank Jiggs_Stortford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Went there on my stag do on Saturday, 22 of us, everyone raving about the steaks, plenty wine(malbec) and beers and the bill came to less than 40 euros per head, the kobe beef was awesome!

Thank Foodfanatic7
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Good location on the banks of the Manzanares river, simple 'authentic' interior decoration and amenable to some thorough cleaning and refurbishment. But staff was extremely friendely and efficient. And the food, especially the lomo alto, was delicious!

1 Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Went here for a birthday meal. Had 4 x starters, 4 x steaks with sides 2 x desserts, 2 x bottles of wine and 4 x Gin and tonics for 210€... its literally on the Plaza Opera by the Real Teatro... beautiful. Would recommend reserving seats as went at 2100 and by 2145 no tables left. Top tip - dont... More 

Thank rista1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 68
Steakhouse, Argentinian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ribera del Manzanares 123, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 59 37 80
An early 20th century detached house hosts a discreet restaurant located just by the river Manzanares, close to the Principe Pio railway station and shopping centre. A mixture of seasonal specials and selected Argentinean beef cuts, sirloin and T-bone, are all served in a peaceful environment with a garden terrace. It is an ideal stop after a stroll along the river banks.

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