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Calle Hortaleza 52, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 58 13
08:30 - 02:30
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Fri - Sun 08:30 - 02:30
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Protaras, Cyprus
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant in the middle of gay Madrid is well worth a visit. Gicen that good food in Madrid is hard to come by, and when found is absolutely overpriced, here you are in for a pleasant surprise. Food is delicious, beautifully presented and at less than 18 Euro per person for a three course meal including a drink fabulous... More 

Thank pdcy
El Callao, Venezuela
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196 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a place to visit. The prices are quite good, you can eat a menu for very less with a good quality, quantity and service. The staff is friendly and prompt to help.

Thank MMVoss
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across Vivares and very glad we are. Bright and cheery surroundings and pleasant attentive staff help good food taste great. All we had were a couple of Tapas dishes and a little wine but the food was fresh and gorgeous and the wine was surprisingly tasty for the the very reasonable price we paid.Heading back there before we... More 

Thank JimmyMaureenC
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85 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three sets of prix fix menus. Good variety of entrees and main courses. menu 1 $10,90, menu 2 $17,90 and vegetarian €13,90 all worth it. Bread and wine include d

Thank Franco C
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I used to go this place when i was living in Madrid, either for breakfast or meal time and I really recommend it. Every time I come back to Madrid I like to come back to the Vivares as well. They have a very large and cheap menu which includes 1 starter, 1 main dish and dessert + drinks and... More 

Thank María G
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

great price/quality. a lot to choose in the menu.great price/quality. a lot to choose in the menu. yeah!

Thank cargolot
Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place was a real find. Incredible value on the Menu Del Dia (including a separate veggie one) - 3 courses plus bread and a glass of wine for around e10! The place was packed - which is always a good sign! Good food in a pleasant well decorated space - really enjoyed it and will go back when in... More 

Thank Mark P
Rathmines, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for some authentic food at a fair price. For starters we had a delicious mushroom risotto and very tasty potatoe, chick pea ,spinach and feta soup. For mains we had a beef & capsicum casserole and chicken legs. It was lunch so we only had water to drink. Total cost was an amazing €22.

Thank amsmith1922
Cairo, Egypt
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78 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Menu del dia in Vivares is a reach meal. You have many choices for the first and second dishes usually of large portions, the desert, bread and drink are included. Reasonable price. The staff are very friendly, quick service. The place including bathroom are clean. The location is in the heart of Chueca. Open all day so you can still... More 

Thank Khaled616
Podgorica, Montenegro
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We tried several meals, however none of those was especially tasty...just ordinary food and ordinary tastes...though it was quite cheap....the service was not proper...waiters were rather uninterested, dont speak english and couldnt give us some tips...all in all, just an average

Thank Ivan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:30
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:30
08:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hortaleza 52, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 31 58 13
Vivares 52. Spanish Mama tasty food, good price, wonderful hospitality!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chueca

Neighbourhood Profile
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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