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LeCafe

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Recoletos 13 Bis, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 917 81 15 86
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

The food is really good, great mediterranean dishes. It has a daily menu that has a very reasonable price, especially for the quality of the food.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

It was my second time in Madrid and I was looking forward to going back to LeCafe which I discovered by chance on my first visit. Loved everything about it; décor, food, service, the fact that locals frequent it, always a good sign. This time the waitress was Chanel and we really liked her, friendly and pleasant service, knowledgeable about... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We had the menu del dia, which was excellent value for money (we couldn't believe the wine and coffee was included in that price). Clientele was mostly local business people but we receive good service partly in english. Especially the menestre soup for starter was packed with flavour and enough crunchyness. We liked the main courses somewhat less but still... More 

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Liss, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We walked in off the street on a Saturday night, around 9pm and got a table straight away. It did however fill up quite quickly with locals, or at least mainly Spanish people. Service was good, we had an English speaking waitress and an English menu and we got complimentary mojitos and nibbles! Would else could you ask for on... More 

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Thank Storm72
Ohio
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

A small restaurant on the Calle de Recoletos, not the Paseo de Recoletos. Inside dining plus a few sidewalk tables on a busy narrow street, where vehicle exhaust makes dining less pleasurable. My risotto was average, and my wife's beefburger (ordered well done) arrived barely cooked. She sent it back, and when it returned more than 5 minutes later, it... More 

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Thank 4band1d
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We booked dinner at LeCafe and were not disappointed. Really tasty food. I had the veal steak which was so tender it melted in the mouth. My husband's veal fillet had gristle running through it so half of it was inedible. We pointed this out to the waiter but I think our remarks got lost in translation, but they did... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

We arrived early (by Madrid standards) at about 9:00 p.m. and the chef was not even in yet. Despite that, we were made to feel very welcome and were seated, given drinks and potato chips to snack on. Once the chef arrived, we had some delicious starters of Iberico ham as well as ciabatta bread with olive oil and crushed... More 

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Thank dep0515
Pittsburgh, PA
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

We had a very good meal here, probably one of the best while in Madrid. We greatly enjoyed the grilled scallops and wine.

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Thank Wilson60
Surrey
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

I had a set lunch menu, and it was good value, for the good food I got. I guess that a la carte could be expensive (A la carte is £££ not ££). At lunch the clientele is mostly business, so the set menu of that day at least was only in Spanish, but if you are going to look... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

We had an amazing time at this restaurant, from start to finish! I was visiting Madrid with my dad and 5-year-old son, so we arrived at the restaurant a bit early for Madrid (around 9:00 pm). Although I don't think that many children dine here, the wait-staff were very gracious and helped us find a dinner that my son would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$32
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Recoletos 13 Bis, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 917 81 15 86

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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