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Sanxenxo

#1,233 of 8,835 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset 40, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 77 82 72
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13:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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Madrid Spain
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205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside terrace, inside bar or restaurant in all the service is very attentive and welcoming and the food quality very good. The speciality is Galician food which means not only it is very nice but also there is something for everybody.

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Thank Kenshare
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107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant in Madrid. Very expensive but very good. We had Alistados a la plancha ( big shrimps), very very nice. Then we had a salad of lobster and "carabineros" (big bright red shrimps), super; and finally dor a starters we had navajas. (See foto). For the main course 3 of us ( we were 4) had the baby cutles... More 

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Thank pesadilla a
Madrid
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It's all you can expect for a restaurant of this category. Elegant, quiet, exquisite and conventional. Good for business meetings o for a family gathering. Better for adults than for young people.

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Thank Traveleando
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

In the Salamanca area of Madrid, this fish-centric restaurant has impeccable service, English-fluent waiters and superb food. A multicourse dinner for two with wine was around 130 Euros.

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Thank Paul E
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Met an old friend in Madrid and he suggested we go to Sanxenxo a Galician restaurant, where fish and mariscos are the specialty. When we walked in I couldn't but notice the very elegant and upscale decor. Meals in Spain are supposed to be experiences and this was definitely one. I had the Turbot, grilled and it was out of... More 

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Northumberland
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Like many others we were attracted by the reviews and knew we had made a mistake within a short time of arrival. Our booking was 8.30pm and we got the impression they were determined to get another booking at our table as the service was so fast it was rude. My wife's plate was removed before I had finished my... More 

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Thank DavidandGillian
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Base on the Tripadvisor review and friend's recommendation, I went. It was a disappointed experience. Seafood we ordered was so so. Oyster was not fresh. The red shrimp we had was ok. The fish we ordered were just taste ok too. Nothing special. Service can't say it was bad, but certainly not excellent. People served us the food as we... More 

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Thank joebling
Miami Beach, Florida
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Traditional fish restaurant in Madrid. Friendly environment, excellent service. Seafood appetizers include shrimp, clams, octopus, sardines, chipirones, calamari. We ordered fileted Mediterranean sole as a main and it was cooked to perfection. Good selection of wines. Highly recommended!

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Thank Rachel S
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have never expected a seafood restaurant with such high level cuisine in Madrid , the city is almost 300 miles away from Galicia which is considered one of the best seafood centers in the world , this fantastic restaurant transports some of the best products overnight , the result is one of the freshest and tastiest seafood you will... More 

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Thank aapanossian
Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Visited this place during a long stopover in Madrid for dinner. Unfortunately, they didn't serve percebes that night, so we ordered different fish, octopus and shrimps. Although the food was fresh and well prepared, I can't say it was something special, as we expected. The place itself is quite nice and service is excellent. As a result I could recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$106
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 16:00
Monday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Thursday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Saturday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset 40, 28006 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 77 82 72
Description
Sanxenxo is the most celebrated Galician restaurant in Madrid. Since 1973, the Dominguez family has been providing the freshest seafood brought directly from the northwestern Spanish coast. Their luxurious dining room and excellent service are always a guarantee to get the best taste of Spanish traditional cuisine.Sanxenxo es el restaurante gallego mas afamado de Madrid. desde 1973, la familia Dominguez ha estado ofreciendo los pescados y mariscos mas frescos traidos directamente de las costas gallegas. Sus lujosos salones y excelente servicio son siempre garantia de obtener el mejor sabor de la cocina tradicional espanola.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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