Cafe Madrid

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$30 and under
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Spanish
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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Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food, good service, noise level not too loud so it allows patrons to hear the conversations of everyone at the table. Good ambience and clean surroundings.

P
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Wows. Beautiful decor. Know you have to order paella in advance--a hassle but worth it. Lovely romantic decor, excellent food, attentive service. Really a unique SLC night out.

l
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Everything was perfect!

X
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy! A must for anyone wanting an exceptional experience and fantastic food

CD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Café Madrid prior to attending an event. This was our first visit to Café Madrid Linda our server was great, wonderful personality, knowledgeable and very mindful with our order since we were on a schedule. We were there for some Tapas; we enjoyed Pulpo a la Gallega , Gambas con Bacon and Gambas en Cama which were our favorite. We also enjoyed their Sangria which was delicious. The atmosphere is very comfortable and inviting. We look forward to our next visit to Café Madrid and to try their Paella.

TF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excellent service and still a nice place to eat. Ordered the steak medium rare and came medium well and was very tough. Date had the shrimp and scallops which was a better choice. The food quality has declined a bit.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous - and the service was exceptional. Linda was a fantastic server. Our first time. We will definitely go back.

MJ
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been in a long time. Food was good but some changes since before. Portions are much larger. Five adults and one child and we ordered 8 tapas and 1 soup and that's way too much. Remembers portions being much smaller before. Everything still very favorful and tasty so all good.

S
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My first time to dine in the restaurant. It is beautiful and service was good. I had lunch chicken pesto sandwich and side salad. Sandwich was ok except chicken was a little dry and there was no pesto on it. Mediterranean salad was delicious but cheese croutons were a little greasy and tasted like they had been fried in old oil.
All that said, I loved the restaurant and look forward to going back for dinner.

G
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

While not the most romantic restaurant ..... the food was more than adequate and Ebony’s service was exceptional.

OT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great locale for a double date out with some friends!

JR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such wonderful experience to have New Years Eve dinner at Cafe Madrid. Ambiance, service and food were absolutely phenomenal and exquisite. Certainly we will come back to Cafe Madrid.... thus time to try the Paella😁🎉⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For whatever reason our reservation didn’t show up in their system but thankfully it was quiet so they let us in and we were able to enjoy our paella, delicious! We’ll definitely be returning!

TP
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this restaurant meets our every expectation. It’s always a delight to dine here. Expect to pay, but it’s worth it.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

DB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, festive atmosphere, easy to make reservations.

AE
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love Cafe Madrid! I go there so much I should have a frequent diner card. Love the welcoming decor and food is fabulous as well as the staff! So many wonderful memories have happened there!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ebony was such a delight, was helpful and out going. She helped make our night out extra special. Had a wonderful meal. Excellent food and service.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Authentic Spanish food. Great ambience, great service on a busy Sat evening. Beautiful property. Great table reserved for us!, thanks Open Table!

OT
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful brunch here; it provided a perfect locale to catch up with each other! It is a beautiful location, and the food & service was on point! Thank you again!

JV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linda the waiter, was absolutely amazing. Great treatment and good recommendations.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly. I was introduced by name to my waitress, by the hostess.
The food was delicious and above my expectations.
My waitress, Elizabeth, was extra attentive and delightfully satisfied all of my requests.
Other staff were friendly and gracious. I appreciated Thomas' graciousness and conversation.
I have already recommended Cafe Madrid (and the dishes I ordered) to friends and family (in fact, to some that very evening).
I plan to return as often as I am able.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are always great. I love going there for dinner because I know I’ll get great service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. We had been once before and this is what she wanted for her birthday dinner. The food was fantastic and atmosphere was perfect!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic and helpful. Food and wine were amazing. Great place!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great ambience. We ordered all tapas. Nice wine selection too

l
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find. Loved everything. Menu choices outstanding.

k
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas were excellent. We will definitely be returning.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday there with family. Food was great, servers were attentive and helpful, atmosphere is festive....overall wonderful evening out.

HB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meatballs and bacon-wrapped date tapas were very good. Side salad was a bit lacking in flavor, but still decent. I ordered the scallops and shrimp dish - scallops were delicious! Music was a bit loud at times and made conversing hard. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

a
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The food is not cheap but the quality and flavors are so superior, it is worth every penny you spend. The sangria is very good. I do recommend making reservations!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and great service. The food here is expensive but great for a special occasion or date night

L
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tapas in Utah! Well worth the hour long drive and will definitely return.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with Tapas being offered in the evening, crafted sandwiches for lunch. Each dish is a wonderful blend of unique flavors. Their Beef sandwich is amazing as is the chicken soup and for desert the flan is my favorite. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated with art, antiques and unique collection of eclectic Spanish items. Very comfortable and cozy. Reservations are recommended. Not for very small children because of the quiet ambiance and all the decorations. One of my favorite places in Salt Lake.

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was acceptable. The services was abysmal. See below.

For appetizers we had the Albondigas (meatballs) and the Setas (mushrooms in cream and bacon) The meatballs were a little dense, and the sauce a tad too sweet. The Oyster mushrooms were a bit woody and chewy. Could have been trimmed better. The cheese sauce was tasty but the bacon overpowered both the mushrooms and the sauce.

My wife had the duck breast which was ok. The duck meat was properly cooked (medium rare) but they did not cook the skin side sufficiently so the skin was rubbery rather than crispy and to make matters worse the poured the orange sauce over the duck eliminating any crispness the skin might have had. It was, however, very tasty. If you order this I would recommend sauce on the side to keep the duck skin as crispy as possible.

I had the beef tenderloin with the Roquefort cream sauce. This was excellent. My only complaint with this dish was that the vegetables were over cooked. And on a point of curiosity...why would this Spanish restaurant do a dish using a French cheese (Roquefort) when they could have done the same with one of the many terrific Spanish blue cheeses (Cabrales comes to mind)

The Service. In a word it was terrible. We arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation time. There was no one at the front of house to greet arriving guests. Despite arriving 20 minutes early were were seated about 10 minutes later.

It took our server 15 minutes to bring a bottle of water and despite us telling her we were ready to order she disappeared for another 10. After we finished our appetizers she comes to the table and asks "is that it?" We told her, "No, we would like to order dinner." She then proceeded to ignore us completely until our food arrived after which she spent all of her time with her larger tables leaving us to ask for our check from the other server. It takes a lot for me to leave a bad tip. I did so last night.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great wine was better. The service seemed a little slow although it is a popular spot. The host was nice and the place was really trying to be up scale.

m
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to go to Café Madrid and this time was no exception. Never disappoints!!

JS
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. The staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about the food and how it is prepared. Can’t wait to go back.

K
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem of a restaurant! The building is a warm delight, with beautiful art work and pieces to make it very atmospheric. If the rooms don't charm you the waitstaff will. They are genuinely pleased to see you, they seat you in a good manner (depending on how busy they are - reservations are a good idea) and make sure that you get drinks to start with. If the weather is permitting, I always choose to sit outside, as the patio is absolutely luscious. All of the staff sees to your needs and it is so wonderful. Their tempo is on point, checking in, but not to often. Whitney and Genevieve are probably our favorites, since they have such great personalities, tell us how it is when it comes to the menu and truly take such great care of us every time! The menu is exquisite, nothing is left amiss and you have several choices of mouth tempting dishes. Current favorites are Coles de Bruselas, Caprese Salad, Pollo Marsala and Créme Brulee Cake! From tapas to dessert, it is so worth trying everything. I can't wait to go back ... in fact ... I'm going to make reservations now !

RA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible food. Paella had no bottom crust and flavor wasn’t good