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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

Cafe Madrid Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (18)
Tapas (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for a Date (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My wife and I love the decor and music. We feel we are in Spain. The food is a bit pricy so you expect the best. The gazpacho was so good I went home and made it the next day. The duck with apples and orange sauce was specatacular. I ordered seafood paella but there was very little seafood and a big plate of saffron rice. I was disappointed with the lack of seafood and felt it was not worth the price. I won't order that again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good and service were great. We were not rushed nor did we have to wait for anything. The hot food was hot, just as it should be

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Everything was fabulous! Andrei is truly a pro- the perfect mix of friendly and professional. Also Alicia is a true pro- we always have perfect attentive service and fantastic food. Thank you!

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

Service was incredible and the staff was great. Cheese platter was average, lobster bisque was tasty, but our entrees were a huge let down.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We enjoyed a nice dinner on Saturday night on the patio. Our server Andrei was extremely attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu, as one of our party had dietary restrictions. All the tapas was outstanding! We really enjoyed the white asparagus and the sausages in mission fig sauce. Even the bread for the table was delicious. The sangria was tasty, and we got a good sized carafe for $22--very reasonable. The patio is well-shaded and perfect for a warm summer evening. I hope to be back very soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The staff were wonderful at recommending paella and several tapas that went together very well. Very tasty !

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 30, 2017

It was lively

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner until a lady decides to face time her brother on her cell phone. We found out it was the owner. If any one should know when having dinner out - cell phones are a no no! It was very inconsiderate and she was quite rude! We are in no hurry to dine back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The luncheon cafe is charming. The food that afternoon was very tasty. One person in our party had the paella. She said, it was cooked perfectly

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 17, 2017

As always, the food was incredible, the atmosphere is fun. Our party of 6 sampled most of the tapas, a few salads and some delicious creme brulee cake for dessert. The shrimp wrapped in bacon paired with the fig sauce in the catalan sausage dish was the consensus favorite. Raul did a masterful job combining all of our food just right. We spent about two and a half hours there. It was a delightful evening. We will all be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Delightful meal, warm and friendly setting. Thomas, our waiter made the night extra special for (3) birthdays and a retirement party all rolled into one. The food is authentic and totally delish. Think about bringing your friends and sharing several tapas or entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Delicious Spanish tapas. Beautiful decor and amazing service! Truly recommend this place for a tapas night with friends or a special occasion dinner or lunch. Paella is to die for too!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Andrei gave incredible suggestions and all the pairings were absolutely delicious!

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Not really authentic, pricy .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Ordered the Saffron seafood dish. The seafood was overcooked and rubbery. Door leading to outside was broken hard for the server to get in and out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food, attentive staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food, delicious and interesting , service perfectly executed and very friendly--like being served by good friends, the restaurant, lovely. Wouldn't change a thing.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love Cafe Madrid. If you're looking for something new or different than the typical night out, you won't be disappointed.

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