I can't remember the last time I have been at the Madrid. Long before Tripadvisor, possibly even before the internet! Why I never thought of going there again, I don't know, but last Sunday my wife and I followed a sudden inspiration and did not regret it!
The restaurant is as I remembered it (and as it probably was for decades before): white walls, dark food, traditional decoration. It was about half full at 7:45 pm - not bad for a Sunday evening!
Welcome by the staff was very friendly. We had booked ten minutes before by phone and had a choice of 3 or 4 tables.
The menu is traditional and offers a good choice. We decided on a shared portion of Serrano ham followed by spring chicken prepared in the oven with rosemary, lemon and a just a whiff of garlic. Absolutely delicious: crispy skin, tender and juicy meat. I chose roast slices of potato with slivers of onion and red and yellow peppers as a side dish. That too was very tasty.
The wine list is quite extensive and they offer few but good wines by the glass.
Service was efficient and very, very friendly.
The Madrid is not the cheapest place in Zurich (hey, this is Switzerland after all!), some might even think it is expensive, but you certainly get good value for your money!
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