Food was great - service was not.
We met up with some friends for New Year's Eve. Great prompt service, food cooked perfectly, nice sized servings, menu had new things not seen at all the other Dallas restaurants. All 4 of us agreed that Madrina is a "keeper". Will definitely be back.
The food was excellent, but I do think it is a little pricey. Two chardonnays were offered and one was $23/glass. Service was good but not up to the standards of the price paid.
It was just OK. Not memorable or impressive in any way.
Second time dining experience at Madrina and it continues to impress! Really enjoyed the fried settas, brussel sprouts!
Love it more each time I eat there! A neighborhood gem!
This was my second visit to Madrina and it didn't disappoint. I was so happy to find that it was just as tasty the second time. The appetizers (guacamole and queso) were fresh and yummy. Entrees were unique and appealing. And I could go on and on about the service. Madrina might just become my new go-to spot!
Hands down best restaurant in Dallas. The service is incredible! Food and drinks crafted with the highest level of attention!
Don't get me wrong, we love Madrina but there were some misses on our recent dinner. The filet came with frites that were soggy. The tortilla that accompanied the wild setas were cold and tasteless. The "tag team" servers can be confusing and sometimes overlap. Love the cocktails.
Second time I've been Madrina & absolutely love the cuisine. Had great service both times. My only complaint is my friend & I split an entree & they served me the entree & gave her a salad plate to put hers on. The waitress did split for us, but my friends portion looked horrible on the small plate! Very unappealing!
Excellent food, by far the best meal I have had in a very long time.
The food was great and waitress, Aubree, really helped make our 9 year anniversary special and fun!! Service was amazing!
Great meal - Service from Aubrey and team was outstanding. All the dishes delicious - dessert (churros and the chocolate cake) were the most amazing! Will come back!
WE have eaten here several times. The menu appears to change quarterly so there is very good variety. Food quality was outstanding as was the service. There is a very good wine list.
Superb service from Joshua. Great signature cocktail, the MLC.
Salads were fresh and inventive. Entrees included the tacos, the enchilada and the Barbacoa. The first two were fresh light tastes. Didn't get to taste the barbacoa but was told it was succulent. The horchata dessert was imaginative. Price point seemed a bit steep.
The music is way too loud. The service is good and the food is too.
The open seating is very inviting. The music is at a perfect volume so that the ambiance is upbeat without impeding the ability to have a conversation. We especially loved the imaginative handcrafted cocktails! The salmon for entrée was light and flaky and had hints of fennel. Very different but welcome flavor pairings! Definitely will be back!
Our server was incredible and the food was delicious! Perfect for date night if you have an adventurous palate.
There were 6 people in our party. We all agreed the food was terrible.
Very fresh and unique for Dallas. Stingy on the number of chips to accompany $10 guacamole. But overall, a nice new restaurant for the area. Will definitely return.
We celebrated our 10th anniversary Madrina. Our dinner was fabulous! I would the mussels and the pork chop. We consulted with the sommelier about a bottle of wine and she comped us two glasses of champagne since we were celebrating. The only drawback was the noise level. We were thinking of taking my parents there when they come to visit but we are afraid they won't be able to hear above the din. We will go back in the future, though!
Aubrey was incredible with recommendations and gave outstanding service.
I enjoyed it!
First time to dine at Madrina and cannot wait to go back. Excellent food and overall experience.
We were at the restaurant to celebrate a birthday - I always like to try new venues. First time here and loved it - the food was outstanding; service a touch slow but we were there for the long haul anyway. Had the goat tacos - very flavorful. My son-in-law had the pork which ranks up there as one of the best. We will be going back very soon. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Awesome place! Went on a first date, sat at the bar and transitioned to a table. Went really well. Was well taken care of by friendly staff!
One of my favorite places to eat in Dallas. Consistently good menu. Inventive, fresh, delicious, all accurately describe their food. Service is good/ food is prompt and on time, but wait staff seems to lack a little bit of polish that you might find at other high end restaurants.
Everything we ordered was delicious - the wild setas appetizer, the rabbit and skate entrees, and the gateau noir dessert. Service was knowledgeable and just the right amount of attentive.
Madrina is amazing...very high quality food and service. Highly recommend.
Positives: Amazing food. New York modern atmosphere. No distracting tv's. Did I say the food was amazing?
Negatives: Service was polite, but terrible. Server took our order and we didn't see him at our table for 35 minutes. Water was empty within 5 and he was close by constantly. Never even acknowledged our need. A (manager?) did take my water and never returned it. Bar drinks are good but 90% ice.
Summary: Worth the lousy service and noise for the food, but had the service been better we would have ordered dessert, more drinks, and tipped very well.