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313 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
+1 608-251-2111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“basque cake” (22 reviews)
“paella” (37 reviews)
“tapas” (55 reviews)
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
313 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, not great and overpriced. The service was great. We try: -tortilla española (OK), -Gambas al Ajillo (OK, but I had better ones and the large plate is 5 shrimps), -New Potatoes (BAD, the chorizo was so thinly sliced that it has a...More

Thank garaba2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is beautifully appointed in one of the posh, new apartment and business office buildings just of the busy and ever fun State Street. The waitstaff seemed friendly and felicitous though they seemed to make the assumption that if one has not eaten at...More

Thank Enrique S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We crowned a gorgeous day in Madison, Wisconsin, after my reminiscence of graduate school glories, having dinner at the Estrellón Spanish restaurant. Owned and operated by the Etoile group of restaurants, I expected nothing but excellence. I was not disappointed. Our evening started at the...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We ate here based on the reviews on TA. I think the food had the potential to be really good, but it fell short. For example, the pulpo (octopus) was mostly potatoes and a little dry. The small tapas were very small and a little...More

Thank likeeat
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I was astonished by this place located on the street where I used to live a decade a go! Great seating, extraordinary service. My favorite dish was Valenciana Paella, of course. Many small plates and appetizers were quite creative, though I was neutral about the...More

Thank Pergamono
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We went here to celebrate my husband’s birthday who is a vegetarian. There were plenty of options to choose from and the entire meal was delicious. Most noteworthy was that he octopus with potatoes and vegetable paella (almost tasted like a light fried rice, but...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 28 July 2018

So many great items to choose from that are gluten free! They have a separate menu so my friend and I could compare. We ordered all gluten free and when bread was apart of the item they brought both regular bread and gf bread. All...More

Thank kmalmberg1
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The atmosphere is OK but could be better, maybe more Mediterranean? The tapas are good but just not out of this world. Good wine selection but expensive. The paella however, was definitely worth the visit and worth a return visit.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a tasting menu and all courses were excellent except for the Paella that was just not what I know from Spain - the rice was pink (it usually has a strong yellow color, there are rarely blackened variants) and a little dry, and...More

Thank chadfeldheimer
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went here for an anniversary dinner, which I was able to tell the restaurant about through the OpenTable reservation service. Server noted this and provided complementary cava (champagne) to celebrate. We opted for the kitchen view seats at a counter and enjoyed watching the food...More

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Lise S
21 December 2016|
Response from KrysW15 | Property representative |
Dear Lise, Our restaurant is in the Ovation building, on West Johnson right before you get to State Street. It will be on your right hand side as you're driving down Johnson. We're on the ground floor, with our own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-2111
  • E-mail
The latest endeavor from Chef Tory Miller, Estrellón, brings Spanish-influenced small plates and tapas to downtown Madison, with the same locally-sourced vision as L'Etoile, Graze, and Sujeo. Expect simplistically beautiful composed dishes, housemade charcuterie, incredible Iberian wines, and rich mahogany woodwork. We're proud to represent and support our local family farmers and producers. With a blend of Spanish-imported and Wisconsin-grown ingredients, the cultural and regional merging at Estrellón is a dining experience that is uniquely Madison. Reservations recommended for the Dining Room. Our open Kitchen Bar & Tapas Bar seating is first-come, first seated during our regular service hours.
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