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Sergi Arola Gastro

#927 of 8,993 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Chamberi
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Calle Zurbano 31, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 10 21 69
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 14:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were expecting a 2 star experience, and unfortunately the dinner was far from it. We had the Experience tasting menu and the courses were a series of tasteless tapas items that were underwhelming. The room was similar to a University canteen with service to match. The sommelier seemed to be completely stressed out in managing the tables, even taking... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

From the entrance, the warm welcome, to the food, everything top quality. Nothing negative to mention? Yes, although a little one, we are from Holland and we like to take our time while dining. So, no need to hurry. We had to ask the kitchen to slow down the speed of service. But that speed is a thing typically for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I started booking restaurants the minute I confirmed my trip to Spain 3 months ahead. To my great disappointment, the 3 stars were simply impossible. It was only with the help of my local agent in Madrid that I managed to secure a table here. And how fortunate we had been! The food was amazing and impressive, and we had... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Got the set course and the flight. Really interesting and good food, with for example a surprising interpretation of Spanish tapas. But overall the impression was a bit cold and impersonal. We had a bit the feeling of being the next tourists in line, August in Madrid maybe.

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2 Thank Mosad004
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I am lucky enough to write this restaurants first TA review! :) This restaurant is amazing! A definite must! The service was impeccable! The food was delicious! The decor is fabulous! The wines are amazing. I can't recommend highly enough!! There are lots of choices on the menu. Al a carte or set or degustation. With or... More 

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Thank Duckw8211
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We really enjoyed this small restaurant in Madrid. We only had the al la carte but were still served with some delightful starters from different places in Spain. The décor is refreshingly simple and elegant and the service was constant without being over bearing. Best part was, it was not expensive.

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Thank Circumnavigator222
Madrid, Spain
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice addres for having a gourmet tapas dinner. In a beautiful neighbourhood they have a great wine list and the dishes are very well developded. It's Spanish food fusion. I recommend for those who really are foodies.

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Inventive tasting menu with great wine pairing. Comparable with other 2 star Michelin restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the 'bookends' of the snacks and sweets. We enjoyed meeting the chef and discussing cuisine with him,

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Thank CarpeDiem153
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We made the right choice I think with the menu at €100 + a couple of glasses of wine each. The miniature tapas were great, the presentation very graphic without being overly sophisticated. The deconstructed kebab was interesting and the mignardise with the coffee were very good. Indeed compared to the other fine dining experience I had it was not... More 

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Florence
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Waves of outstanding micro-food whether appetisers or desserts are not enough to convey an emotion I would have expected, even from the basic menu offer of that evening. They are not the minor issues who disturb (too many "are you satisfied" addressed, a bit too much salt quite everywhere from the otherwise very good 'garden of asparagus' to the meet,... 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
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
14:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
14:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:30
Thursday
14:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:30
Friday
14:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:30
Saturday
14:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Zurbano 31, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 10 21 69

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chamberi

Neighbourhood Profile
Chamberi
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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