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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GR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve been there several times and love it each time! Outstanding food and service. We’ll be back again and again.

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s
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner hete tonight. The tapas (calamari, bacon wrapped chicken, and the brochettes of pollo) were delicious. I had the beef tenderloin and my wife had salmon. Excellent dinner and a charming intimate atmosphere. Very attentive service. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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RT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely evening. Glad we pre-ordered the Paella. It was fantastic.

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J
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the hostess was prompt and very professional and our waitress was amazingly friendly and well informed about the menu items, and the food was great.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was wonderful! Went for my birthday, and during the traditional celebration they squirt "wine" in your mouth for 12 seconds, but it went everywhere! Good thing I was wearing a black shirt. I'm assuming it was an accident, but it could have really sucked had I been wearing a white shirt. Food was delicious as always.

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l
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there celebrating a birthday and they made it so special! Their Sangria is the best we've ever had. The art on the walls is so unique and beautiful! The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We will be back to dine there again soon!

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CY
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a hit with the food. Was my wife’s birthday and they celebrated it with the custom Spain celebration. Thanks!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very helpful with giving recommendations about their food and specials.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for special occasions. Delicious entrees that were over portioned for one guest made sharing easy. Chicken masala was a hit

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g
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

However the server didn’t really feel to want to be there.he walked away before I finished talking and had to reorder an item because of it. Excellent authentic food but service seals the deal!!! It’s the finishing ingredient. Nice guy just really mediocre service. I ll be back for round two see if that changes!

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JL
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this Spanish restaurant searching through OpenTable and loved it. Very quiet for a late lunch although the seating area was more than half full. Service was prompt, courteous and delightful and the food was wonderful. Be careful when ordering a full salad as I couldn't finish it, even though I tried really hard. The paella was delicious and was perfectly complimented by the creme brulee cake. Highly recommend visiting Cafe Madrid!

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OT
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

favorite tapas was gambinas en cama, suffed pimientos, bacon wrapped shrimp and pulpo fried and with potatoes. Entree salad was terrible, dry chicken, bitter dressing, wilted greens. Ambiance and service was superb. I have loved Cafe Madrid, but I sense it is overpriced for the experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service and ambiance were great. Will definitely be returning!

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NB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the waiter recommended a great wine based on our preferences, an unusual feat! The place is very classy but casual and unpretentious, we'll be back!

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EG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. Food and wine were great. Most interesting presentation of patatas bravas I have seen!

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Want to come back and try other menu items.

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NH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding and very authentic! My favorite restaurant in Salt Lake!

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a
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good sangria and service! And don not forget the dessert they are the best!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The coffee and dessert was a little disappointing, but their wine and food was superb

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was great. I got the seafood pasta, it was not what I expected. Too much sauce. My husband got the lobster and steak I believe. The lobster was overdone. Honestly, I could have gone else where and paid $130 for better food. I will not be returning to Cafe Madrid due to the food.

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B
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great wine suggestion. Quick and courteous service. Can’t wait to go back again.

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Madrid is a gem. I had eaten at their former location and remembered the excellent quality of their food. Finally tried their Highland Drive location and was pleased. We will definitely return.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fun trying different tapas

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for our server, Andrei! Food was really good.

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TV
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I contacted Cafe Madrid from Australia as I was coming to Utah for a holiday. I made a booking for 16 guests for my husband’s 50th birthday. The staff were so helpful both via email and telephone. The restaurant was lovely, the service fantastic and the food was
excellent.

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M
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the truly greatest dining experiences in the state. Superlative.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Politely greeted grest Spamish music server nicely explained tapas and offered pairing suggestions
Paella was good but a tiny bit disappointing in flavor. I will be going back!

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MS
Boise
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Will definitely go back again.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I have had a wonderful anniversary. Great woman at my side, wonderful concert, day at the museum......going too well you say......why I don’t usually vary at my eating establishments.

Cafe Madrid.....horrible
If you go to a restaraunt that the carpets have never been cleaned.....leave immediately.
- they forgot the appetizer
- finally brought it....after the salad. Mozzerall had no flavor.
- lamb shank.....mutton....over cooked and tasted old. I called it old hag lamb
- surf and turf... medium rare turned to medium well. Sauce was gross. Lobster over cooked and no flavor
For the price they are charging....Ruth’s chis, the tiburon or the Tuscany. It was bad.
It was bad enough I actually opened my mouth and said something.
Say No to Cafe Madrid

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RB
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good but lacked some seasoning. My chicken marsala was a bit on the sweet side which I wasn't expecting. The other meals and appetizer were very good.

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B
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We greatly enjoyed celebrating our son's 20th birthday at Cafe Madrid. This same son celebrated his 13th birthday at Cafe Madrid. The food was excellent, the service exemplary, but the fun in celebrating the birthday at Cafe Madrid is the tradition of squirting a stream of juice out of a Bota Bag into the birthday boy's mouth while the guest and servers count to twelve representing the next year's months. Too fun and a great memory! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful ambience, excellent food, good service; a bit pricey.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable experience

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1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Mi comentario en español ... Creo que deben supervisar mas seguido lo que dan como comida ... Hay una regla básica de la cocina ... sírvela como si te la fueras a comer tu sino lo harías no lo sirvas ... Pedí una paella y parecía un masa de arroz con conchas para cerdos .... de verdad el cocinero tiene una idea básica de lo que es una paella ? Lo mas seguro es que me sirvieron un recalentado de paella pero que solo daba asco ( creanme que intente comerla ) y pensé decírselos personalmente pero creo que fuera oportuno el momento y sabia que tendría una oportunidad ... Recuerden que la imagen de un negocio no son solo las pinturas, luces y el trato también es y de mas peso la comida. Respeten su imagen y cuiden sus platillos tradicionales.

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AB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere to pair with the delicious food. The decor is spot on as well.

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JS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very good, nice place to eat. I would go back again any time.

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JS
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good. Tried a variety of tapas and all were delicious. The sangria was too. It was quiet when we arrived at 6:45 on a Friday but was busier when we left.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Madrid is over the top! The food and wine were truly authentic and absolutely delicious. The menu selections and wine list left nothing to be desired. The lighting and decor contributed to a warm and cozy ambiance where we immediately felt relaxed. Our anticipation grew every step of the Café Madrid experience from the friendly greetings, the lovely tables, the fresh bread and the beautifully appointed dining rooms. Aside from all of this, the service of our waiters was truly outstanding. Andrei was knowledgeable of all aspects of the menus, attentive, and fun to talk with. His colleagues were "right there" to anticipate our every need. Of my several decades of dining around the world, this restaurant rates in my personal Top 10. Thank you for a lovely wedding anniversary dinner.

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