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Algarabia

Calle Union 8 | cerca del metro de Ópera, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 41 31
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pate” (20 reviews)
“oxtail” (20 reviews)
“rioja style” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Calle Union 8 | cerca del metro de Ópera, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a foodie and expected excellent food due to the restaurant’s high rating but was disappointed. The restaurant is small, lovely and charming and the ladies who run it provided excellent service and are super friendly. However the food is just average and is very...More

Thank Alton77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming, tiny restaurant run by 2 sisters - one is front of the house, one is the chef. The food is special, chosen from what is fresh and delicious that day. Their house wine, bottled especially for them, is superb as well. A real...More

Thank ShannMD
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

For us the control of allergies is very important. Thank you very much for your great review. Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really small restaurant with a personal touch. Would recommend booking. We had a starter and a main each and all courses were delicious. Also had a bottle of the house red which was equally lovely!

Thank I576CFamyc
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much AMY. We hope that your return home (Liverpool) has been great. See you soon. Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An exceptional experience! The restaurant is hidden behind an unassuming door, so we probably wouldn't be able to find it if not for other recommendations on TripAdvisor. We felt as if we were invited to a family dinner - the service was 100% personal, which...More

Thank Sagiv P
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As they visited us on their first day in Madrid, we hope your stay was wonderful. Thank you very much and we are waiting for you on your next trip. Greetings. Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our second visit, we brought another couple. they raved about the food, service and ambience. We can only concur, it can not get any better. from the pate to our merluza, divine.

Thank Daydream820125
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Angel! We only need you to send us the photos we made together and the contact for when we go to Miami and take us to try "the best Cuban sandwich" in the city. Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 6 October 2018

First, where to start?! Algarabia was an absolute delight from the moment we walked in the door until the moment Isabel walked us across the plaza to the taxi stand. The setting is cozy, intimate and welcoming. The food, incredibly delicious - start to finish...More

Thank 872rr
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Of course we have new friends !! Rachel, Roger a million thanks, see you ... in Madrid? In Savannah? Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 30 September 2018

What a gem of a place to find on Tripadvisor! Run by two sisters, one who cooks in the kitchen and the other who serves; although we met both women. Great choice of food and wish I could have tried more dishes, as each one...More

Thank Joybell101
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You will have to come back to continue tasting more dishes. Many thanks Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best meal I had in Madrid. The food was delicious, the restaurant was charming and the service was exceptionally friendly. I ended up having 5 courses because I liked my Dad’s main (squid stew) and dessert (poached pears) so much that I...More

Thank Ciaran D
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You must know that you have the food record in Algarabía. As you say you will return, warn for to have many provisions. Thank you very much for your review. Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on Monday evening, the best meal we ate in Madrid and we visited several restaurants! Great, homely atmosphere as there are only a few tables and it feels like you are dining at a friends house. Run by two sisters...More

Thank Susan S
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Susan. Thank you very much for your recommendation. We really like our job and we love that you feel at your home friends. Until the next visit to Madrid. Greetings. Isabel y Pilar

Reviewed 12 September 2018

And here we are again, my third wonderful dinner in this little cozy restaurant, where Isabel and Pilar will pamper you, Isabel serving at the table and Pilar creating her wonders in the kitchen. As usual, the service is impeccable but friendly and the food...More

Thank GIOPIX
Algarabia M, Propietario at Algarabia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

What a pity that you do not live in Madrid! It is always a joy to receive you from our house and a wonderful moment to read what you have written about us. Thank you very much and always. Isabel y Pilar

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collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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jeffbeckDorset
20 November 2017|
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Response from Algarabia M | Property representative |
At nine o'clok
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Idris A
13 August 2017|
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Response from Algarabia M | Property representative |
Sorry, only Rioja food. Regards.Isabel
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Response from Real_Travel_Gatos | Reviewed this property |
it's casual you will be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 45
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Union 8 | cerca del metro de Ópera, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 41 31
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Description
Small and familiar local restaurant near the opera house and the Royal Palace. Its cuisine, traditional and without frills, values the good product above all.
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