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Bienmesabe

#1,817 of 8,973 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Chamberi
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Calle General Arrando 26, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 97 68
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Oakville, Canada
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Out hotel staff recommended this restaurant and it was a good one. We arrived a little past 8PM but were told the restaurant did not open until 8:30pm. Welcome to Spain!! We joined several locals at the bar and were treated to a lovely appetizer while we enjoyed a beer and a wine (both very good). When the restaurant opened,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It's hard to find the right time or reason to visit this not very good restaurant. We were a party of 6 and arrived at 2:30pm on a Sunday. The dining room was empty though apparently, "fully booked" so we ended up at the bar. The food was poor, the service was worse. This is a restaurant to ignore completely,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

My second time here was great , the price is right the wine list big enough with good selection. You can eat at the bar tapas or inside with well trained professional team. For sure I will be back.

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Thank Pablo D
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Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

at all times of day typical spanish foos, well cooked and dedicated bar tenders....................................

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Thank Ignacio M
Europe
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1,097 reviews
655 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Some years ago, this was a great place, same when sharing tapas as when ordering a la carte. Nowadays, quality is lower and service poor. I did not enjoy the ham and the clams, the tortillitas de camarones are ok, the bienmesabe still very good and meat is good but not well grilled. Price was not cheap ( over 50... More 

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London
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is one of my favourites tabernas/tapas bars in Madrid. Food quality is very good and drinks good. Highly recommended.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$32
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle General Arrando 26, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 19 97 68
Description
Nos denominamos una Taberna Andaluza del siglo XXI, con una decoracion moderna y agradable, cocina mediterranea y casera con toques de cocina moderna.

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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 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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