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#1,014 of 8,911 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle Pelayo 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 28 72
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good cuban food. I loved the pollo dish. It is central and everyone was very helpful. Small list of dishes.

Thank Zzoii
Madrid, Spain
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I am a neighbour of Borax and live on the next street up. I've walked by it on so many occasions and never gone in (either in this or in any of its previous incarnations), so one Saturday when one of the workers asked me in to try "delicious Cuban food", I decided to take him up on his offer.... More 

1 Thank alejestem
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very bad service. The waiter was rude and impolite. He came with a meal we didn't order and charged us for it.

Thank petermou3
Zurich, Switzerland
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81 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We coincidentially walked into Borax. However it turned out to be a good choice. The staff are friendly and the food is good.

Thank 18860327
Venice, Italy
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We didn't know where to go for lunch in the area, so we went in. First, the staff was really welcoming and helpful all the meal, they were really friendly and had not problems explaining us the menu. The food was good, portions are big and the price is fair. We will come back for a mojito evening in the... More 

1 Thank CeciliaCy
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

The quality of food for this price you can't go wrong. Friendly staff too. Would highly recommend this restaurant......

1 Thank francisbergin
London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Set in the quiet area just North of Chuea, Borax was not somewhere that we planned to go. However, the aroma wafting out from the restaurant made us pop our heads around the door. The bar area is quite trendy - lots of cocktails and wines. The restaurant area is quite small, but well designed. The menu is a mixture... More 

Thank StephenIre
Lyon, France
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Wide variety on the menu ranging from mediteranean to cuban food. Food was tasty and servings generous for very good value. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Recommended for an simple but nice lunch or dinner with friends.

1 Thank Txagorri
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Very well decorated restaurant, neat and clean, with great food in terms of quality and presentation and at an excellent price. Fully functional internet, charming staff, warm and helpful.

Thank AresZ
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

nice,tasty and not expensive plates...in the central area of Madrid-Chueca...good and quick service...

1 Thank Mak2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Mediterranean, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pelayo 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 28 72

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chueca

Neighbourhood Profile
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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