Esencia al Cuadrado

Travesía Trujillos, 2 28013 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €35.00
9,2 /10
446 reviews
518 reviews
En el corazón de la capital, en medio de tascas ‘busca-turistas’, se abre paso un coqueto local en el que además de comer bien, se viaja por Europa, Asia y América. Porque en la carta de Esencia al Cuadrado hay espacio para platos de inspiración italiana, recetas asiáticas, latinoamericanas o de Oriente Próximo. Sus elaboraciones presentan fusiones que uno no se espera, pero con las que siempre aciertan, sobre todo, en el apartado de las brasas donde les gusta lucirse (no te decepcionará ninguna de sus combinaciones). Uno de los secretos mejor guardados de esta casa son sus torreznos a baja temperatura: tiernos, crujientes y, perfectamente, desgrasados. Mmmm…

INSIDER tip

No te vayas sin probar el entreverado de cerdo con salsa sukiyaki, cebolla crujiente y cayenna hilada porque es un escándalo.

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Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€35.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.50
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €3.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €2.40
    Glass of wine
  • €16.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €4.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €27.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €2.00
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Esencia al Cuadrado

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Callao (L3, L5) , Ópera (L2, L5), Sol (L1, L2, L3)
  • Car park Parking de las Descalzas, Parking del Palacio Real

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 15:30 (todos los días)
Cena: de 20:00 a 23:00 (excepto lunes, martes y domingo)

Services

Excellent
9,2 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    213
  • 9
    103
  • 8
    74
  • 7
    29
  • < 7
    27
Food
9,1
Service
9,4
Setting
9,1
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
43/446 reviews
Bea V.
Foodie
(24 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 24 Jun 2019
We had a fantastic lunch in this clean and beautifull restaurant. The food was fantastic. A grilled octopus (very ‘smooth’), a great ravioli, very good salmon, and bacelau. A bottle of riesling. Everything was perfect. The excellent service of Billy made our lunch a joy. We come back.
Javier P.
Foodie
(25 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Jun 2019
Me sorprendió muy gratamente
Carolina S.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Jun 2019
Top
Emma C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
6
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Jun 2019
We had a lovely evening here with caring service and nice wine. The atmosphere here is really nice. One big letdown: the grilled octopus had been on the BBQ for forever and tasted like it. The other stuff (scallops, pakora, shrimp) was great; so just one blemish on an otherwise great dinner.
James B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Jun 2019
Excellent staff and amazing food.
Sara J.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Jun 2019
Excelente!
Julia R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 May 2019
Great food, and great staff. We came early right at opening. We were the first to be seated and were treated with the utmost kindness. My mom is gluten free and they were very accommodating with her allergies and worked around them which was really nice. The food and drinks were spectacular, everything from the appetizers to the dessert. Would definitely come again.
Visited with my parents and 22-year-old sister, was a great environment for us
Sofia D.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Apr 2019
Espectacular
Francisco A.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Apr 2019
Atención muy buena y comida calidad precio muy bien
WILLIAM B.
Foodie
(42 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Apr 2019
Muy bien
Davide G.
Foodie
(13 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 30 Mar 2019
Loved the food, sea urchin and octopus especially.
Staff friendly and prepared, wine suggestions highly appreciated and well thought.
Quiet atmosphere and nicely decorated, would certainly go back.
Tina H.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Mar 2019
Very nice service, food and atmosphere.
Eva O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
4
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 22 Mar 2019
The service was very attentive and pleasant, the best part of the experience. The decor of the restaurant was better in front , but we were directed to the back, as the staff said that then we would be less disturbed by the large groups that they were expecting. Unfortunately the back of the restaurant was not very impressive. The menu looked interesting, but the tastes were not quite to my liking. The sea urchin and the tartar de gambon and gamaron tasted very similar to me and it was too much of the same thing. It might have been just my bad choices :) When the waitress noticed that I had only tasted my tartar and had left most of it on my plate, then she very kindly offered to get me something else, but I wasn't that hungry. The lamb that my husband had, was good.
Arthur L.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Feb 2019
Wonderful service. Wine list is varied and very very reasonably priced. The food is excellent. Clearly fusion and modern, nicely plated with care. Mixed crowd. Seems like a good meeting place for millennials as well reflecting the menu. But as one reviewer put it, this is a gem.
Vanessa W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Jan 2019
The brownie was amazing!!
Steve T.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Dec 2018
Go now. This was the best meal of our two week trip, and we went to some fantastic restaurants. The restaurant is beautiful and they make you feel at home as soon as you walk in. The service is friendly, attentive, and passionate. And the food is sublime. Freshest ingredients, incredible flavor combinations. The seafood tasted like they had just been caught. From the scallop in ahí pepper/yuzu sauce, to the baked uní (what did they do to make this?), to the shrimp/prawn ceviche in ultra-reduced bouillabaisse sauce. Or the incredible beef croquettes or souls vise Lam shanks that were perfect. This restaurant isn’t on everyone’s must do list yet, but it will be soon. It should be on yours.
Manuel P.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Dec 2018
Todo genial! Totalmente recomendable.
Lea S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Dec 2018
Absolutely loved everything about the restaurant. Incredible service and lovely staff. And amazing food and wine. A great find.
Alberto P.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Dec 2018
Para volver
María L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Nov 2018
Comida y trato exquisitos.
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