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“Nice food”
Review of Viejo Madrid

Viejo Madrid
Ranked #2,975 of 11,196 Restaurants in Madrid
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: La Latina
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Nice food and atmosphere... A little bit expensive but delicious... The House wine is nice and the jamon delicious

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We went to Viejo Madrid to celebrate my mother in law's birthday. We wanted to dine at Casa Lucio, but since it is closed during the month of August, we went to Viejo Madrid, across the street, which is owned by the same people. By the door of Casa Lucio there is a sign inviting to Viejo Madrid, which, as it says on their website, offers the same menu as Casa Lucio. It was an unlucky choice.

The food was tasty, but the server was very rude. My mother in law ordered a small bottle of cava (a sparkling Spanish wine), which has to be served very cold. She even requested specifically a very cold glass of cava. It came room at temperature. When she told the waiter, he answered that that was impossible, since they keep the cava in a refrigerator at 12 degrees, and invited her very rudely to go to the refrigerator and check herself how all their wine was cold. Later on he seems to have decided to try to please the client, and he came to the table with three bottles, asking her to touch them and choose the coldest one. She selected one, which was served to her, and he left saying "they are all at the same temperature". Quite distasteful, to say the least.

We enjoyed most of the food, but it was nothing special. The jamon iberico was not jamon iberico, but most probably jamon serrano. The salad was tasty, as well as the croquetas, the huevos estrellados and other typical Spanish dishes. The plates were almost thrown on the table by our rude waiter. We were not pleased with our choice for this special date...

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We tried to get into Casa Lucio which is across the street but they were booked and they talked us into Viejo Madrid. The person who answered the phone told us that it was the same owner and the basically the same menu. We bought into it. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is very rustic and appealing. We have the Iberico, Manchego and mushroom appetizers. They were all great. I have had much better Iberico but this was still high quality. We then had the huevos estrellados with chorizo and jamon , which are their specialty. They were very tasty and filling. The huevos with jamon had iberico and probably had just as much on top of the eggs as the appetizer of Iberico itself. Thus, if you are planning to order the Iberico appetizer and then huevos estrellados con jamon, the second serving of Iberico makes the whole meal a bit to stuffy. We had a nice local wine at a fair price. The wine selection is also fairly complete. Service was good but we were the first customers there when they opened at 2030. By the time we left, the restaurant was packed and it appeared that the waiters were a bit less attentive but definitely not as snobby as some other reviewers claimed. While I cannot compare to Casa Lucio, I can definitely recommend Viejo Madrid. (But get there early).

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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Six of us (five adults and one baby) visited here for tapas last month. We had red wine and the fried potatoes with fried eggs which were very good. The restaurant behind the bar seemed to be nearly full, with Spaniards rather than tourists and that is usually a good sign. Apparently the owner is the same as that of Casa Lucio which is a more expensive venue. I can't comment on the price as one of my companions paid for the tapas.

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Thank JudyBoz
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

I visited this restaurant with work colleagues and was very impressed. Great selection of wines, food was excellent, particularly the sirloin steak with fries served with a very hot stone plate to finish cooking the steak to your own liking. Amazing! Colleagues talked about the great reputation the restaurant has, although it was quiet on the evening we visited. Well worth a visit for the tapas too!

Thank Emcka0
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