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C/ Alvarez de Baena, 4, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 61 48 40
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“goose liver” (6 reviews)
“foie gras” (8 reviews)
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
C/ Alvarez de Baena, 4, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Zalacain is highly recommended ,the carte is fabulous and the combination of favors is the work Of a genius.you must try the egg with Caviar and quail. The welcome is very warm, the seats are very comfortable and the art work in the restaurant gives...More

Thank Daniageorgetyan
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Zalacain was recommended to us by severally friends and they were all right. It is charming, and seems small and a wonderful menu.. I am a picky eater but there were many things on the menu that I could eat. It is expensive and is...More

Thank nyani46
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Really tasteless food, took the 7 course menu, the only dish that tasted good was the desert at the end. The dishes at times seemed like something you would expect at a fast food place and were mostly flavourless. The service was generally good, but...More

Thank Basem R
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a well established formal restaurant and suitable for a special occasion. I had steak which was cooked just right and the red wine which accompanied the food was excellent. The staff were great with wonderful attention to detail.

Thank m l
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank Andree
Reviewed 16 November 2016 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...More

Thank Back_Road_Tours
Reviewed 6 November 2016

- 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,--!!!!!!

1  Thank Julian G
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
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank mdsaltzman
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...More

Thank JY2012
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I understand a jaquet is required for men.,.. how about a tie?
6 November 2015|
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Response from Florence E | Reviewed this property |
Yes a tie and a jacketare required It is formal but extremely friendly And the manager is very attentive to your needs
this is an excellent menu --but do u have ant veg options ---we r a group of 14 of which 4 are veg (no fish either)
24 August 2015|
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Es obligatorio ir con americana y corbata? o simplemente ir vestido correctamente?
16 January 2016|
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Response from Juanin1950 | Reviewed this property |
Es ecesario ir con chaqueta y corbata, la calidad del ambiente y la excelente gastronomía justifican este pequeño sacrificio. El restaurante tiene una cuidada y amplia selección de corbatas a disposición de sus clientes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • E-mail