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Ex Libris

c/ Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 28 28
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
5 days ago
17 Jun 2017
“The most horrible food in Madrid”
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8:30 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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c/ Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been staying at their hotel since my first trip to Madrid in 2012. Every time I stayed here I visited the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Really good food and service, and creative menu. Everything was well presented. Don't understand the bad reviews....More

Thank spago27
hotelinfantas, Manager at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good morning, We thank you very much that you have commented your opinion about Ex libris with future diners. We work very hard every day trying to transform your visits in an special moment are and I can assure you that when we do not...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you do not want to spoil your dinner, never go to this restaurant. Dirty, service absolutely unprofessional and food inedible, old, disgusting.More

Thank Klinikos K
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Customer, I do not know what happened to you during your visit to Ex Libris or even if you visited us. We can certainly have mistakes or missunderstandings wrong but ..... dirty?, disgusting? ... honestly I think you have mistaken about local. Our clienst...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had dinner here, following a friend advice, but we were really disappointed. The took the degustation menu and we were all disappointed by the low quality of the food. The dishes are prepared without enough care. Really disappointing experience not to be repeatedMore

Thank ChriCalle
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

We really felt sorry that you did not like our food. We always try to cook with the utmost care and affection and when our customers are not happy, we are very dissatisfied. But do not hesitate that we always try to do our best...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Sangria was the worst we had in our 3 weeks in Spain. Mostly soft drink. Entree was average. Never received the water we asked for. The steak was stewed, and tougher than Arnold Schwazenegger having a bad day. The highlight was the service. There are...More

Thank evan K
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear diner, We thank you for taking a moment to comment on Ex libris. Ex libris has been running for 12 years already and I suppose you will understand that if we did everything as badly as you say, we would have disappeared years ago....More

Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've eaten here twice in the past 6 weeks - trying the summer degustation menu in September and then the autumn one in October. I was enticed by its Michelin rating (not a star, but a listing) and the seemingly good price of 27 euros...More

Thank TravellingAussie1
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

We are very sorry not to have lived up to your expectations. Normally, customers often leave quite happy with our gastronomic proposals, we will continue working as much as we can trying to increase the amount of diners that have a nice meal with us....More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

On Calle de infantas in Chueca, it is a great central location. Unfortunately, that is the only good thing. The place was empty at 2100 hours and coninued for the next hour or so. Starters were good but the main course for both of us...More

Thank Jon T
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Good morning, We feel sorry that your experience at our restaurant has not been as good as it´s used to be. Generally our customers leave our restaurant quite happy The meatballs course which you refer was the winner of our yearly competition three years ago...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Tasting menu was excellent, don't expect Michelin star excellent, but the price quality relation you can't beat. We were very well treated. Had the tasting menu with wine, 4 different plates with 4 different wines. Wine selection was also good. The tuna tartar was delicious....More

Thank Pedro C
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Dear Pedro, Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding your meal with us, here at Ex libris restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed the tasting menu with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future, with our news menus as we...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Middle to high range restaurant offering exceptional value with either a 25euro 3 course set menu or by using discounts off the fork. We had black pudding & an excellent octopus & potato starter followed by the Turbot in sauce. Reasonable wine list that was...More

Thank AndyandyF
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Dear Andy, Comments like yours encourage us to continue to improve our service. We always try to give the same service as we would like to have when we go abroad and we are really happy when we succeed. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 19 March 2016

Went with my wife and two children (14 & 12) and had lunch there on 15 and 17 Feb, 2016. We had the "Menu del Dia" (3 course lunch of the day). The menu changes on a weekly basis but one can choose from five...More

1  Thank Foodie-MIM
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Good morning, First of all, I would like to apologize about any wrong thing we could do during your meals. We always try to give the same quality and service to all our diners, of course the raw material is always the same. If the...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

For starters we ordered Croquettes and octopus with creamy potato puff pastry. Waitress lost one of the croquettes on her way to our table but brought a new one after a while. Starters were so big we thought we wouldn't eat more. But then we...More

Thank Anna T
hotelinfantas, Director at Ex Libris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Sorry for all the misunderstandings Anna. We feel sorry because our starters were too big, we hope you liked them al least. We also feel sorry because our dumplings were not crunchy but they are not so. And we againg feel sorry because the rice...More

Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where
many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where
the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and
people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main
thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 59
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/ Infantas 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 28 28
  • E-mail
At Ex libris we offer traditional food with fresh products garnished with the chef's creation. It gives our dishes a modern look without forgetting our Mediterranean roots. Fresh garden products: vegetables and legumes are a great addition to our meats and fishes. A great selection of hot and cold starters, carefully and lovingly prepared by chef team, will make your meals, whether during leisure or business very pleasant. We believe that a pleasant and cosy setting in a central location (Chueca - Gran Via) is the necessary ingredient to come back for a meal again. We make an effort for that to happen.This is accompanied by the meticulous service provided by the sommelier and his team who will also be happy to help you, if you like, in selecting wines.
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