About the restaurant Algarabía

"This small and cozy restaurant is located right on Union Street, in the center of Madrid's capital. In its clear and intimate space, you can devote yourself to a relaxed and comfortable stay.

Its kitchen offers you succulent Rioja specialties prepared with loving care and craftsmanship, and under a rigorous selection of fresh and seasonal ingredients. All of this results in generous dishes such as the Rioja-style cod and chumarro with onion comfit.

An ideal place with a romantic touch where to taste the magnificent flavors of Riojan cuisine and with a close-at-hand and unbeatable service."

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Algarabía

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Ópera (L2 y L5)
  • Car park en C/ Plaza de Oriente, Las Descalzas

Opening time

Comida: de 14:00 a 15:00 (Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes
Cena: de 21:30 a 23:00 (Lunes a Sábado)

Closing period

Febrero
Agosto (cerrado comidas)

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (10 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air-conditioning , Can be privatized , English spoken
Excellent
9,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    204
  • 9
    92
  • 8
    31
  • 7
    16
  • < 7
    24
Food
9,4
Service
9,5
Setting
9,2
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
94/367 reviews
Alan D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2018
Absolutely wonderful. Amazing food but also made to feel so welcome
Francisco M.
Foodie
(247 reviews)
Average Rating
5 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 20 Sep 2018
Grumpy waitress (bordering rudeness), food Ok, nothing special...but she placed us in uncomfortable table in middle of room and did not change us to another despite all the rest of the room but one table was empty (saving best tables for the potential/to be clients?); she did not want to switch on AC despite it was above 25C ....the restaurant definitely needs to work/improve its service/manners!
Susan S.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Sep 2018
Best food we had in Madrid. Very friendly welcome, great food, will certainly return if we visit Madrid again .
Hendrik H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Aug 2018
The two sisters are a marvelous team! The ambiance is very cozy, almost familiar with the personal attention of Isabel. Pilar comes at the end of the meal for a hello. She cooks delicious meat and fish. We had the merluza, pure with a lovely orange sauce.
Thank you very much!
Fabrizio L.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Aug 2018
eccellenti giovani!
Felipe C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Aug 2018
I would call this the best restaurant I have ever been to, it is run by a chef and her sister, and it is definitely one of the most welcoming restaurants in the world.
Gary R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Aug 2018
Our best meal in 2 1/2 weeks in Spain was at Algarabia. In Madrid for a one night stopover before flying home, we discovered Algarabia on Trip Advisor. We were able to make a reservation for the same day, and still can't believe it. With food this good, and only 7 tables, we felt incredibly lucky. The dining room is homey and the food was heavenly. We ordered the tasting menu, which was varied and inventive, including a pate, croquettes of red shrimp, mackerel with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin with onion confit, and 2 kinds of dessert. Our favorite was probably the purple potato spuma layered over cold asparagus soup, topped by sauteed wild mushrooms. The house wine was excellent. The meal was very reasonably priced, given that we ate like kings. And the proprietor made us feel like old friends. The restaurant is located on a quiet street a few blocks from the Palacio Real, not far from the bustling city center.
Stephen C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Jul 2018
Wonderful little restaurant, with delicious food. Isabel and Pilar are friendly, gracious hosts. Highly recommended!
Paul W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Jul 2018
This is like dining in the home of friends. I've been several times over the years and it continues to improve. The duck confit with leeks is a perfect starter .. light and refreshing ... the oxtails (rabo de toro) decadent ... the bluefish was excellent and they were able to omit the pistachios for my friend; the bacalao in the style of la rioja was perfect ... and we ordered all 4 desserts and passed them around ... Isabel is the perfect host and Pilar runs a kitchen the continues to put out wonderful food .... go .. enjoy ... go back again!
Tom S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Jul 2018
Delicious food and warm and friendly service. Feels like you are eating at your favorite aunt's house!
Michael L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Jul 2018
Setting is quirky but nice and the food is absolutely delicious. However, the reception that you get from Isabel and Pilar is the best feature of eating at Algarabia! A must for foodies visiting Madrid.
Caroline G.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Jul 2018
Wonderful restaurant! Owned by two sisters, this is a hidden gem. Absolutely need a reservation, as the restaurant is incredibly small and only open for a few hours each night. The food was delightful and the service superb. Lovely dining experience in Madrid!
Gonul B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Jun 2018
Food was extraordinary delicious. I will visiti soon again
Dan N.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Jun 2018
Truly a wonderful, memorable dinner! The dining area is a small, intimate room that seats maybe 25 diners, and it’s like having dinner with your family in Rioja. The front of the house is run by Isobel, who waits and busses tables herself. Her sister, Pilar, is the chef. We both had fish dishes as main courses, and they were excellent - large portions of fresh fish. My wife started with a salad and I had asparagus wrapped in pastry, both of which were very good. Isobel recommended the House rioja as Wine and it was a typical, fine wine of that variety. For dessert we shared the baked apple topped with toffee mousse and it was to die for - a large portion that was plenty for two and simply perfect. By the end of the evening we were in the hugs and kisses mode with both Isobel and Pilar. A wonderful night out in one of our new favorite places.


When we sat down at 9:30 the room was quit and only one other table was occupied. But, it being Saturday night in Madrid, It was busy by 10:45 or so..
Kitty M.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Jun 2018
We had a great experience at Algarabía. The hostess and the chef are sisters, and they worked together to make us feel as if we were having a meal in their home. The food, from the Rioja region, was tasty as were the house wines. Overall a really nice respite from the busy Madrid scene!
Samuel W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 May 2018
Best restaurant in Madrid
Colin S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 May 2018
The food was outstanding, would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant. Booking is essential as it is small.

The owner and chef were delightful. Will visit again.
Phillip M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 May 2018
We had a lovely evening!!! The food was delicious! We very much enjoyed meeting the owners Isabel (Hostess), & Pilar (Chef). They were an absolute delight. They were warm & welcoming to us. It is so nice to meet such kind people when you are traveling to new places in the world!!! Thank you Pilar & Isabel
If we return to Madrid, we would love to visit Algarabia again!????????
Nancy S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Apr 2018
Very gracious and attentive owners. Relaxing environment
Wine choices and cuisine were very good.
Michael E.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Mar 2018
Well-constructed dishes with excellent flavor, but more importantly a lot of soul. Warm and inviting dining room, and warm and inviting service.
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