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“More fame than real quality”
Review of Alkalde Restaurante - CLOSED

Alkalde Restaurante
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barrio Salamanca
Reviewed 1 January 2014

A few people recommended me this restaurant. Most have gone to this place because through the years and they remember the place due to its history. Probably a few years ago quality was better, but today it is just an average place to have food. It is small and well located place. Services is very good considering the amount of people in the small space, but at the end if you are going for food, this is not a top option in Madrid.

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Thank FRDR
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We sat on the terrace so I cannot review the inside restaurant.
The terrace was good, excellent service, heaters (it was cold weather already).
We asked for 2 drinks, 17euro each, and then the "almejas a la marinera " (small clams), they were really good, no doubt, but the dish was 36 euro, plus 10% for eating outside, so the check was almost 60euro,and we just had a "snack".
I really like food, and I have been to more expensive places all over the world, but I dont like to be robbed.

Thank Willygooseman
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I would have given this one star for "terrible" but the single bright spot was a divine crab bisque. We ordered 5 half portions: Spanish salad, gazpacho, and lamb shank which were all mediocre and something else that was truly awful swimming in brown gravy. Charged us $6 for 2 pieces of bread. Wine was terrible and service was snobby. No one poured our wine or water throughout the meal. No one checked on us the entire time we ate. Check came to over $100 and we were completely uninspired. Avoid this restaurant.

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Thank MariaWTX
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This restaurant is located in one of the most fashion and chic street of the city, in the Salamanca quarter.
This street is full of haute couture shops like Etro, Barbour, La Martina, Brioni and many others in the same block.
The street, even for this reason, is pretty nice and was taken care of in every detail, and the restaurant had an outside on this street we couldn't use because of the weather.
The welcome process was superb and the service was fine as well.
We were suggested a salad with lobster, grilled shrimps, and a grilled whole sole and everything was great, moreover the frilled fish, like the ambience itself, crockery and glassware.
The prices are very high, but it does worth a visit.

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3  Thank lucoh99
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

Good thing we were not very hungry and were there only for a snack. Otherwise the rating would be even lower!

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Thank Kareem N
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