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About 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.

5244 Highland Drive
Holladay, UT 84117
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
2000 East

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 273-0837

Website:
http://www.cafemadrid.net/

Entertainment:
Periodic Flamenco dance shows

Catering:
Full service Catering including on or off site food preparation, formal buffet, table service and wine/bar service.

Parking Details:
Parking lots on either side of restaurant or parking in front on private road.

Executive Chef:
Nacho Basurto

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe Madrid Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (20)
Tapas (19)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined a day ago

Great food!
Good service!
Great ambiance!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great for tapas love the garbanzo beans soup the best

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Tapas
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cafe Madrid is our favorite! We go there for every special occasion.

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vip
 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant allowed VERY LOUD patrons in the adjacent booth to continue bothering us as well as other patrons in the same room.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful Holiday ambience. Beautiful furnishings and table settings. Very romantic. Food offerings were creative, served with flair, and delicious!! Do order the paella as a tapas plate or a dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Really disappointed. We arrived prior to reservation time and waited for about 5 minutes before there was even anyone at the front desk (there were about 10 other people waiting as well). When the hostess finally arrived, and she checked in everyone in the room (more waiting), then we waited for at least another 5 minutes to be seated. When we were finally seated, we discovered that she had given us the wrong menus.
The food was sub par. The Brussels Sprouts were amazing, but that’s it. We ordered salad based on the server’s recommendation. The salad was meh, the beef tenderloin was not a $30 plate, in fact I’ve had much better for much less, and the paella was just not good. Period. If you say you’re a Spanish fine dining establishment, you’d better be sure you have good paella. Cafe Madrid will not be seeing us again. Again, really disappointing. We were looking forward to a really great meal for a holiday date. Instead, we spent a lot of money for really mediocre food when we could have gone somewhere where we knew we could have counted on the value as well as the service and ambience expected. So sad.
Not sure where the good reviews came from, I’ve spoken to several people since who also say they will never go again.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A few suggestions: turn up the heat and have someone help you with decor.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is a must try restaurant in my opinion. The food is exceptional, the service is always great and the atmosphere is nice and unique. We will be back again and again. I am not a fan of lamb but the lamb shank roast is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The chicken soup was fantastic. The service was terrible. After bringing the food, the server never returned except to ask about dessert and then later, to bring the check. She never returned for payment so I had to go find the cashier to pay. The noise level was far too high for lunch--turn down the music volume!

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The setting was great and the meal delicious.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Love this place

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been to Cafe Madrid twice before and The experience was very Memorable. We really miss the old location which had incredible ambience. Current location not so. Initially ordered two glasses of wine and when the waiter told me that my nine dollar glass wine was not available but he could substitute it with something similar in taste but also double in price which he didn’t tell me till I asked. The salad was good very fresh but was certainly not enough for two as the waiter had implied. My entrée was salmon wrapped in phyllo dough and my husband got the duck breast. Both were tasty the presentation was not nice and the serving size was small. After years of not visiting this place and having very fond memories, we will not go back again

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful meal, just had a variety of Tapas, the shrimp in bacon where exceptional

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I liked their offering of paella as either an appetizer and a meal. It was good. I loved the baby eels too. It tasted like calamari. It was well seasoned.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not sure why we (party of 2) were seated in the back room when host knew there was a very large (and loud) party seated well before we were done. We could hardly hear ourselves talk. We asked to be moved to another location, and were nicely accommodated. Was still a disruption to our evening. Better seating plan could have avoided this.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We come every Christmas to reminisce about our time is Spain together. Always lovely!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great meal. Shared a lot of plates and great wine selection. We’ll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. Wonderful friendly staff. I’d recommend it for every occasion. I drive all the way from park city where there are some great restaurants, to dine at Cafe Madrid. I love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was, as always, excellent. They recently added a full bar menu but do not know how to mix simple cocktails, so don’t order a mixed drink. The wine list from Spain is always complementary to the menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Me, my wife and our 16 year old daughter enjoyed a dinner out at Cafe Madrid Saturday night. It was an excellent experience as the food, service and presentation were all very enjoyable. It was our 2nd time there this year and we’ll be returning for a third! Regards.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had the shrimp appetizer, beef sirloin with Roquefort, chicken masala. All divine.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was a great place to spend on my girlfriends birthday.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was good and the atmosphere nice. The waiter was a little inexperienced but he was pleasant and he is learning.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Server was great.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been enjoying Cafe Madrid cuisine for years, this was the first time we celebrated our anniversary at Cafe Madrid. Our entrees were delicious, the Spanish wine a wonderful accompaniment to our meal.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was delicious!! Enjoyed the food and the ambiance of the restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have being several times in Café Madrid, every time the experience is FANTASTIC ! The food is great, wine selection very good, and the service awesome. I want to go "every day".

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had tapas, salad and dessert; everything was delicious! Our server was knowledgeable and made really good recommendations about cava and food. A very pleasant evening!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Nice change of pace from "chain" cafe's & restaurants. Excellent waiter suggestions for dining & wines.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was great as always! Seems like they were a little short staffed. Our waiter was very nice but had a whole room to attend to and the table behind us had some issues, so we were overlooked a few times. We weren't in a hurry and you could tell he was trying hard to make our experience a pleasant one.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We usually have an outstanding time with the atmosphere, service, and exceptional food. Tonight, for some reason the service was not good, in addition, we were charged $10 for "Birthday dessert" which was terrible. I was disappointed tonight.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoy dining at Madrid. The food is almost always consistent and delicious though it seems to be getting into a rut. New tapas and innovative cuisine would be a welcome addition to those who love this neighborhood gem on a regular basis. The restaurant is is a beautiful place. Our service was congenial but oddly slow and scattered, in comparison to past experience. This is a place where you want to feel in "good hands." Suggestions were solid and offered solicitously; however, another server offered more info/options to a table next to us. The main dining areas are lovely, with a warm and inviting color palette. We love the booths. The music piped into the room was just plain odd. With sumptuous food and a romantic atmosphere, why wouldn't you offer romantic guitar music (Rodrigo) or inviting Spanish vocals?! While the Macarena is a fun song it's not what you want to hear on a romantic evening out.
Though we have been welcomed warmly in the past, the invitation to join in a special dining experience, in a familial atmosphere, is what drew us to The original on 3300 South. Still, we are so glad that this restaurant is in our neighborhood!

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good place to eat. Have a wonderful time with friends celebrating a birthday party . Love the food and the atmosphere was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Waiter was very great ,atmosphere was good too. we enjoyed the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous experience in a Spanish Tapas setting. Mediterranean style décor, with a Spanish menu. Charming setting both inside and out, with exceptional service. Varied tasting options available as well as full dinners

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was delicious. The servers were outstanding. I was there for lunch one week and returned the next week for our anniversary dinner. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Surprisingly pleasant, once you get past the very heavy heavy decor and focus on the food its quite delightful. If you can't get past the decor like myself, they have a rather simple delightful patio.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I've eaten here before years ago and loved the food. This time I was disappointed. The food was good but didn't wow me. I felt it was overpriced. What really bothered me had to do with our wine. We ordered a bottle of wine that was around $80. Our waiter cane out, with a different bottle, and said they were out of what we ordered. He offered us the one he had brought out saying it was very comparable to what we ordered. We didn't think you ask about the price because we assumed it was "comparable". When we got our bill the new wine was almost $50 more per bottle. I expected more from Cafe Madrid.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We really enjoy tapas, so we decided to give Café Madrid a try. It's worth the rather tedious drive to get there. There is good parking and the ambiance, if a bit fussy for my tastes, is pleasing. We did find the service no better than cursory, they could definitely improve that. The food was quite good and the tapas that we ordered were served promptly. The spice level was a little disappointing for us, on the conservative side. We'd go there again.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing as always - we know the menu back to front, but are always swayed by the incredible specials and were not disappointed. This time around we sampled a 'vegetable apple pie soup'. Sounds crazy... but Cafe Madrid can always pull off something this unique.

Raul - our server - took great care of us as always and of course we were visited by more of our favorite folks at the restaurant such as Tomas. Thanks!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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