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En Busca del Tiempo

Calle Barcelona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 98 01
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“t bone steak” (4 reviews)
“jamon” (6 reviews)
“huevos rotos” (3 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle Barcelona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered two meat dishes, both were excellent. Other dishes were good too. The service needs to improve, several orders were forgotten.

Thank Ilan C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant after reading reviews saying staff were friendly and helpful even if you didn't speak Spanish and the food was very good. Can only comment on the veal t bone, which was lovely, but the waiter was so brusque that we didn't...More

Thank kq698
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Restaurant's reputation for steak preceded it and it did not disappoint on that score.The t bone steak was superb although the ordering process was chaotic as my Spanish is almost nonexistent and the waiter we had was abrupt but not rude so result was two...More

Thank KZ7Cambridge
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our food during a Real Madrid Barcelona game which which adres to the atmosphere in the restaurant. The food served was excellent! The staff was a bit grumpy. Not certain if this was because of Real losing and/or Barça fans in the bar...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Having abandoned the idea of eating in Plaza Mayor (too crowded, waitstaff all looked frazzled), we stumbled upon En Busca del Tiempo. It lies along a small, shaded side street between Plaza Mayor and Sol. Basque food, lovely wines and ciders, delicious salads and veal,...More

Thank peterrob92262
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Best T-bone steak i have eaten in along time The waiter on the second floor of the restaurant very lovely

Thank Sassy-sh
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I visited En Busch del Tiempo whilst on my last evening in Madrid. The bar was hidden in a little street not to far from Sol. The welcome was very friendly and they gave us a lovely table by the window. The bar was on...More

Thank chloecharbell
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very good wines and tapas here. We loved the atmosphere and the friendly staff, will defenitely be back.

1  Thank Malin_o_Jonas
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious, especially "chuleton de buey" and "huevos rotos". The place is nice and the waiters too. The only defect is the bread put on the table at the beginning (not ordered) and counted on the bill...

2  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The staff in here were very friendly, the atmosphere was nice with background music the best thing was happy hour in the restaurant everyday with drinks been buy one get one free usually round about 5ish til 730/8 depending on the day. Tapas was fantastic...More

Thank James B
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Barcelona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 98 01
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