Cafe Madrid
Cafe Madrid

Cafe Madrid

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafemadrid.net/
  • Phone: (801) 273-0837
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nacho Basurto
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service Catering including on or off site food preparation, formal buffet, table service and wine/bar service.
  • Entertainment: Periodic Flamenco dance shows

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2000 East
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lots on either side of restaurant or parking in front on private road.
A word from Cafe Madrid
The concept of Café Madrid is hundreds of years old. Exceptional food and world class service blended into an intimate, charming environment, providing a rich and memorable dining experience. Imported from Spain, this concept has become a reality for the people in the Salt Lake area.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cafe Madrid reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (40)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (18)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • excellent food
    biztravelerfrequentdiner
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Excellent tapas and entrees, great service. The specials the night we went were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    onislandtime
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a lovely space with beautiful artwork and outstanding service. The food was top notch - two of us pre ordered the paella, and the others ordered from the menu. We also shared some tapas. High quality and perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect tease
    Beezer
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Got me interested in spanish cuisine! Great place to catch up with family or friends for a couple hours, nice setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    LibbyGRL
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We were regulars at the other location by Black Diamond. The new place is nicely appointed but was far too loud. The waiter kept interrupting our conversations to ask for our orders, or how everything was, or to clear the table. How rude! I blame management for not training him better. The tapas tasted good but the portions were quite small in comparison to the high price charged for them. We left hungry and will not return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in SLC
    Hollybeer
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great night out with friends - we all had amazing food and the Sangria is a must. Love the ambiance and the service - everything at Cafe Madrid is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience every time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Madrid does a fantastic job of making everyone feel right at home. And the food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening Out
    Ichigo56
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    A pleasant dining experience for a meal with your sweetheart. An innovative and fun take on traditional Spanish cuisine. The food is excellent. The chicken Marsala and lamb shanks are delicious!My husband an I are thinking of trying a romantic little lunch rendez-vous of trying a couple tappas and dessert next time. We tried the fresh strawberries and green peppercorns over vanilla ice cream. Amazing! Pricing is more on the higher end, but very worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always great! Robert is wonderful! Food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Dinner Service
    YSR33
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We decided to try Cafe Madrid on a night where we really needed a great dining experience to ease the tensions of daily life. Cafe Madrid was exactly what we were looking for. The service was excellent, the food was well prepared, and the restaurant was very relaxing. This is the type of place that I would go to for an anniversary or birthday dinner. The dinner manager is excellent and very patient. I appreciate how well our dinner went and I would definitely suggest Cafe Madrid to close friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Food Please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Cafe Madrid is an oases in an other wise bland wasteland of national culinary disgraces .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Madrid 091314
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had several of the tapas, as recommended by our server, and they were all outstanding. Followed up with the Paella, which we had pre-ordered, and it was excellent as well. Our two out-of-town guests were very impressed with the service and the overall atmosphere of Cafe Madrid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Chef
    Sheila
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Franck is a definite attribute to the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary
    JulWC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Thank you to the staff and chef(s) for a beautifully appointed table, kind attention to our celebration, and deliciously prepared tapas. Our 25th anniversary celebration was a true delight. I loved our luxurious booth, with pillows at the end of each seat, lush decorative accents, and spicy Spanish music (a tad too loud). The staff placed faux rose petals on our table - so pretty and romantic. The service was kind, though a bit intermittent, as the evening progressed; however they were genuine and truly interested in making our evening worthwhile. The food was outstanding. As a vegetarian, the staff was able to present delicious options, paired with my meat-eating husband's dishes. I loved the Esparragos Trigueros Al Ali-Oli! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    KingJB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff was very attentive and the food was exceptional. The chef came to our table and was very professional, we were debating about which dessert to order and were talked into the carrot cake even thouth I prefer my desserts to be of chocolate. Unexpectadly the chef returned to our table with a plate of chocolates that he makes himself, they were very unique in flavor and absolutely delicious. A fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • memorable
    Utahgal
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a fantastic place to go with family, that special someone. I went there for my birthday and the food, service was impeccable. I will return again and look forward to trying other dishes. We ordered Seafood Paella and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    GardenGal
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband & I went to Cafe Madrid for date night. The restaurant was lovely inside, very warm and comfortable though at times it could be quite loud from the other tables .. The wait service was very attentive and helpful especially for my husband who can never make up his mind on what dish to try. We started out with Croquetas, a hearty mixture of chicken and ham rolled in crunchy coating then deep fat fried-very good. My husband ordered the Lamb Shank which came highly recommended by our waiter and I had the trout special. My husband raved how delicious the lamb shank was, the meat just fell off the bone and the port wine reduction was the perfect compliment and Trout was baked to perfection. Dessert was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Spanish Food Ever
    Amazing
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I lived in Spain for 2 years and Cafe Madrid brings me back there in an instant. The food is fantastic! I would eat the paella every day. if I could. Everything else I've had there is outstanding as well. They have also always taken great care of us for special occasions (birthday, anniversary, etc.). We love Cafe Madrid!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic night out!
    CG0427
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love this restaurant. We have been a few times and enjoyed the changing menu every time. The entrees are delicious but we find we prefer to just order Tapas so we won't be so full. Dont skip the Sangria! Its awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    MomMD
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our first few dining experiences here were wonderful. The service and food were amazing. As long as we lucked out and didn't get seated in the old enclosed patio, the ambiance was great. This time we felt like ignored sardines. Our waitress ignored us, failed to bring our appetizer and never bothered to ask how was our food. The servings were ridiculously small for the entree. It is absurdly overpriced. I wish we had gone to another restaurant! We will not be back.
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  • Always inspired small plates
    tapas1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love this gem so close to home. Robert, our server is a great help with amazing suggestions to pair wines with tapas for tasty treats
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a king
    HappyHubby
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Gabriella and her staff always make us feel so welcome and appreciated. The selection of cold and hot tapas fits a wide variety of tastes. The wine list compliments the Spanish cuisine with native offerings. I am a fan of Riojas anyway. The food is consistently delicious and the presentation is beautiful. We have had the sea bass, salmon and red snapper on different visits... it is my favorite sea food in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarkR
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We tried the Paella (with 24 hour notice) and it was superb. The wait staff was very knowlegable about the other menu choices and gave good recommendations for appetizers and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish Cuisine at it's Best
    pattinslc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Tapas and small plate selection at Café Madrid are excellent. The service was perfect, enough attention but not distributing. I would (and have) recommend Café Madrid to many people
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicioso!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and the service here are fantastic. The owner stopped by to chat both evenings I ate here, and was very warm and pleasant. This is a great restaurant with very delicious food and wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 835 reviews are from the Cafe Madrid reviews archive.
  • Good food, expensive corkage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Cafe Madrid is a wonderful restaurant, however, the corkage is outrageous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommended
    UTluv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The people, food, and atmosphere were out standing. Very nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Hinbot
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The last time I visited Cafe Madrid was 6 years ago at their old location on 3900 south. Everything was spectacular back then and nothing has changed now except for the building. Food was incredible, we had the tortilla, pork belly, froie was, an another Spanish dish (forgot the name) but reminded me of a seafood gumbo and it was all amazing. The service was exceptional and attentive. I highly recommended coming here for special occasions or a nice romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lamb at Cafe Madrid
    DrMJDS
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I have not found anywhere in Salt Lake City that serves such a well prepared and presented lamb shank...excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    BEC84107
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Again great service and fantastic food from a group that really knows what they are doing. We are always impressed at Cafe Madrid!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful evening!
    EasterDiner1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Café Madrid and staff were so welcoming. We shared a beautiful evening! The food was scrumptious and very well presented. Our waiter Robert was very attentive and knew a lot about the menu and wine. We certainly will go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wendellVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've been here before. The service is always outstanding. I find the menu a bit limited and the wine list high priced (oh, well). It got really noisy at times--It seems like some guests are ambivalent to others..
    • Food
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  • Cafe Madrid
    calliope
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was outrageously good. The waitstaff was lovely, but seemed a bit stretched. Again, the food was to die for. We ate so much, we almost died and went to heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite for fine dinning !
    simpsr
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First visit was outstanding and we were impressed with level of service and quality of food. Owner takes personal interest to ensure satisfaction. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DEP
    DEPdines
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was exceptional. The Tapas were great with outstanding sauces. The wait staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The soup was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great!
    suitnana
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The only problem that we had was that half of our party who arrived at 7pm waited for 20 minutes in the waiting area while we were already seated. We had to text them to see if they were coming and that's how we found out that they were still in the waiting area. Food was fabulous, our waiter was fabulous. Overall it was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and friendly staff
    Migonza67
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    First time ever at my son's request for his birthday dinner. The tapa plates were yummy and the paella was excellent. Great place, I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 11thanniversarycoupleutah
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a terrific meal for our anniversary. The resturant was clean, the food presentation was splendid and the overall experience was deliteful. The only negative thing was our server had a very heavy accent that my wife couldn't understand what he was saying 90% of the time. Luckily I was bi-lingual Spanish speaking so I could help interpret through his accent. My wife was frustrated as she couldn't understand any of the specials and left it to me to tell her what everything he was saying. She stated she might have wanted to try new things but, stuck to the menu that she could read. The server also kept mixing up our drinks which didn't really bother us a lot but, might annoy other customers. Overall, we'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Impressed
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    You can't go wrong having a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, reunion (small) at Cafe Madrid. I personally believe it is geared towards parties of 8 (max) or fewer. Service &'food are exceptional. It isn't cheap. Not really for children under 16 and it isn't fast food. I've eaten at Cafe Madrid numerous times over the years, both at their old location and their current location. I've never been disappointed. Plan accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful experience
    CGDG
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went to celebrate a my husband's birthday & it also happened to be our anniversary & the following day was Mother's Day. We had been to the old location once & this was our first time at the new location. Our waiter Rob was very nice & really helped make our evening special. The food was incredible, even the brussel sprouts! Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It took a while to get seated, but after that it was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic