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Alfonso X, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 10 26 11
14:00 - 16:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Small restaurant in a street between two main avenues from Madrid City center. French and cosy ambiance and quality cuisine. Very complete menu. Wide offer of Spanish and French wines. One will not be disappointed.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We did a wine tasting for 25 euros.. was meant to include some "picoteo" or tapas, but they were few in between and extremely average, to say the least, only the tortilla was worthy of a bite! And the wine itself.. well.. for 25 euros we could have bought almost 3 full bottles of it, as opposed to 4 tasting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Located on a side street in the quiet Salamander neighborhood of Madrid, this restaurant is a real surprise. We decided to try it because it was located walking distance from our hotel. We had our doubts as to whether it served French food because its name is Spanish. But, it is a French restaurant, and quite a good one. It... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I think the owners of this small, nice & vintage restaurant have no need for any review nor much advertising. They know their products and they have their captive clientele, the place is always packed. So, in short, small french bistro (when i say small we were the table of 6 and were very tight all other table were for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

It is quaint and classy, old world comfy without being stuffy. A tiny place that makes you feel like a gentleman traveller in the 19th century. The chef, an affable man in his tall white chef's hat, greeted us and went over our options, and even added a few of his own. We had coupons for a fixed fondue menu... More 

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Cristobal F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at EL VIEJO LEON, responded to this review
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Apreciado Cliente: Gracias por Su opinión y valoración. Esperamos verle de nuevo. Merci beaucoup. More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2008

Cocina francesa, 100% foie. Decoración...."diferente"

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 16:30
14:00 - 16:30
14:00 - 16:30
14:00 - 16:30
14:00 - 16:30
14:00 - 16:30
14:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alfonso X, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 10 26 11

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chamberi

Neighbourhood Profile
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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