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Dantxari

#133 of 8,973 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Arguelles
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Calle Ventura Rodriguez 8, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 35 24
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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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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant evening here on a quiet Wednesday night. Only chose fish dishes with a couple of bottles of drinkable Rueda, each dish rich and redolent of powerful, well seasoned fishy flavours. Service was excellent too, and prices reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Thank Andyhailsfromwales
Brighton
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Ok, first thing to say is that we had a good time. We booked online via Tripadvisor the day before, the restaurant had the booking and everything was really easy (even with my rubbish Spanish!). The food was good and the service was fine. It is a little more expensive than places we'd eaten at before; we even had half... More 

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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Went here as it was recommended by a friend who lives in Madrid; I was not disappointed! Great local food with some interesting dishes on the menu. The wine list was good too, and all reasonably priced. We had a selection of breads and mixed meats to start and then some different fish dishes to follow. Everyone enjoyed the food.... More 

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Thank Andy M
WEST NEW YORK
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160 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

My wife and I always eat at this wonderful basque restaurant whenever we are in Madrid. We wouldn't miss it and neither should you...but get a reservation...even for lunch. I very highly recommend the homemade fish pudding and pigs feet which are simply delicious. And the owner and maitred are extremely cordial and helpful. We can't wait to go back.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Tucked away on a side street off the Calle de Princesa is the lovely restaurant serving unpretentious Spanish food with style. For an appetizer, I had white asparagus that was cooked perfectly and cut with a fork like butter. It was sublime. For an entree, hake with seafood sauce. The fish was fresh and flaky and the seafood sauce had... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

As a first time visitor to Madrid, I was uncertain about my first venture into the cuisine. Dentxari (den-SAR-ee) is a charming and warm deep dive into the many splendors of Spanish food. The dining room on the first floor has a bistro-like feel, with a dark wood bar in the corner, and hewn wood beams. The warmth of the... More 

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Thank Irving S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

his is a traditional restaurant serving Basque food near the centre of Madrid and our group had various types of fish all of which were wonderful. The service is great, very attentive but relaxed. I would recommend the anchovies and the cod in garlic and parsley. Definitely worth a visit and in my view a hidden gem.

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Thank Martin M
Daly City, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal at this lovely restaurant near our hotel. Small, homey-feeling and full of locals (they were still coming to eat, even families, at 9:30!) as well as visitors. They started us with a "small" bite- 2 delicious sausages- as we finally whittled our choices down (the English menu helped). We chose the pâté and the awesome... More 

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Thank smacs77
Cardiff
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165 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a family-style local restaurant, serving standard Spanish fare. We had starters and fish. My main course was hake done in a crab sauce, was not particularly remarkable for the price, fairly plainly cooked, whilst my wife had a small portion of deep fried hake, again nothing special. OK but not really worth what we paid. Slow service.

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Thank AndrewS60
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We found this place last minute and almost didn't go due to the prices (slightly more than an average tapas place) & our baby stroller. Howevet, prices were truely worth it and they were extremely accommodating without a reservation. Duck liver late and pickled quail to startget and because they qere so delicious (along with thr chorizo) we ordered an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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 Ventura Rodriguez 8, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Arguelles
  • Neighbourhood: Arguelles
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 35 24

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Staying in Arguelles

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Arguelles
Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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