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“Excellent tomatoes de la huerta and rodaballo”
Review of El Quenco de Pepa

El Quenco de Pepa
Ranked #308 of 11,429 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$63 - US$157
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We choose el Quenco de Pepa for one of our usual fryday lunches that kick off our weekends. It was an overall excellent experience even tugh there were some ups and downs. Wwe shared 2 starters tomatoes with ventresca and onions: FANTASTIC, probably some of the best tomatoes I have ever had; and pulpo con crema de patata y tacos de jamon, the cream delicious, it seem there was some chorizo too in it but the pulpo was a bit chewy. As main dish we had rodaballo salvaje, simply amazing, few places can offer this quality; and bacalao skrye con aceite de trufa...this one was just ok, the bacalao was a bit overcooked and dry...the dessert was a merengue and lemon cake...it was ok....We will definitly come back to confirm our first impression that this is a must visit restaurant in Madrid....and of course try again the Tomatoes de la huerta!

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Thank Paolos
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

we had a business dinner with starters and main dish: the starters were all good but perhaps not really special, the main I took was beef which was very taste and very well cooked, very good dessert. the staff is friendly, we had one waiter only for our table. the location is nice, very spanish I would say

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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Well, I have to admit that the food was quite nice, with delicious starters and lovely steaks for main course. Other table's main courses looked very good also. Unfortunately the service was poor for a place that wants to be a reference within Madrid. We were about to sit at the table and the waitress already asked what we wanted to drink(still with the coat on). The starters arrived within seconds-to-a-minute of ordering. I ordered a nice bottle of wine( the wine menu was given in 3 photocopied pages) and I before I was served the wine, I asked the waitress the leave it breath and after 2 minutes she poured it in the glass.....Basically the service was poor to very poor with a very uninspired waitress. Having said that, I could see other waitresses doing a pretty good job.
The food itself was well worth it, especially the starters and I will definitely go back again to see if that was just a bad day the waitress had and put it all behind and enjoy a proper eveninig this time.
I do recommend it though, without a doubt

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Reviewed 27 October 2010

I had the pleasure being brought & invited to "El Cuenco de Pepa" at Calle Henri Dunant in Madrid.
After you enter behind the the carpark service, a very stylish and chic interior, with elements of antique furniture and modern n´mixed to gether very well is what you notice first and gives you an elegant but cosy impression of that smaller restaurant (maybe 8 tables)

perfect service, great wine-card (bottles range between €20 & € 1300) and a very classic spanish menue is the ingredients of that place, i had a very good and super-tender octopus on potatos and eggs followed by an AWESOME risotto with foie! to me that sounded like one of those typical wanna-be-posh plates but as i tried it i had the opportunity of a truely incredible expreience!!!
Grilled beefsteak was also perfect, not too often to get such a fantastic dinner.

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Thank meilen-sammlerei
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