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C/ Alvarez de Baena, 4, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 61 48 40
13:15 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 13:15 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 21:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zalacain is an elegant formal restaurant offering diners the chance to experience old world charm, from flawless impeccable service to an haute cuisine menu of classical Spanish dishes. There are no gastronomical gimmicks at Zalacain. It’s traditional cooking using seasonal ingredients where you can easily over indulge as we did. As our Spanish hosts had been there several times, they... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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207 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely old school, one needs a jacket/sports coat and don't take it off. Despite this mild irritant the meal was good, the service attentive and the wine list outstanding. Had the tasting menu and despite small plates I reached my limit before the end. A good sign. If you are looking for hip and happening, then this is the wrong... More 

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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- ravioli without truffel and foie gras - watery pumpkin soup - steak tartar not freshly chopped - extremely overpriced red wine - this has nothing to do with exclusive dining. - we paid for three persons: € 450,--!!!!!!

Thank Julian G
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

No comment, the worst dinner ever. The food was bad, the service is even worse. Sommelier doesnt know anything about wines:( We would never come back

Thank Lessy1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great food!! Wonderful experience after our reservation was declined by Diver XO!

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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Glad to get a table at this Michelin star restaurant at last minute. We ordered their set menu of the day because we weren't sure what was good on the carte. The food was slightly disappointing. Salad was ordinary and the veal was too salty for our taste. However the ravioli and the prawns were delicious. There was an extra... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We came here for an anniversary meal. It was the most formal restaurant experience I have had in a long time, with jacket and tie obligatory for the gentlemen, but it is nice to dress up sometimes. Service was attentive to the point of being overbearing when we arrived at 9pm as the first customers but remained excellent as the... More 

Thank Alvar C
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

One of the most famous and classic restaurants in Madrid. Everything as per my expectations, from service, atmosphere to food quality. Reccomended.

Thank GFilTA
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We went 3 of us. Each had different starters. All of them super. Gazpacho excellent. I had sea urchins with a sauce : "out of this world". Then I had pigeon also super super !! elegant, fine well cooked. Really I enjoyed this restaurant. I think is still one of the best places in Madrid. My friends had eggs with... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is fine dining at its finest. If you appreciate discreet attentive service, food carefully prepared, in a refined and dignified setting ( no piped in music), then this is he place for you. Traditional preparations mean rich sauces. The fois gras was superb. So was the hake. Sole was less satisfying. Artichoke hearts and asparagus in a broth was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:15 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:15 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:15 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:15 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:15 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
21:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Alvarez de Baena, 4, 28006 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 61 48 40

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