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Dessert, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
US$15 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Late Night, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

Just getting inside you are in a fantasy world, if you know English gardens, those, that people expend years buying pieces and overwhelmed, well , this place is like that but better. You will find yourself in the middle of beautiful and interesting objects with...shining colors and odd expression, in the sunset, if you are lucky enough to be seated next to the window you will see the sunshine falling down through the building and the square on front almost poetic. I really enjoy the visit, the food was good amount and taste; same for the drinks, and just for the location and the amazing vibe it gives you be there I reckon was a fair price.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

Excelent pig meat (carrellera de credo) and environment!I live the people working there! Great night! The price is fair as well

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

I decided to bring my mother to that place I ve been introduced and visited 6 years ago in Madrid. Upon arrival, I had to wait like other people. That was ok as I knew that theres a queue due to its popularity. Nonetheless, I...found it totally unprofessional, cheap and awful to find out that other people were passing through. While we were waiting more than 35 minutes. When I complained the guy at the reservations told me that I had to wait at least 30 more minutes....totally disgrace...never in my life had I met such an awful service. He should have informed me before my complaint. Unprofessional cheap staff. Will never return nor recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

What a sweet little quirky spot in Madrid. The food and ambiance make this a five star. We had 14 in our party so we tasted a lot of the menu. Pork cheek and ox tail were the favorites. Risotto with prawns and mushrooms was...very flavorful. Just a really unique fun experience. Highly recommend if you are staying in that part of Madrid.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 23 October 2019 via mobile

Visited here on a Monday evening and got a table for 3 without booking. Ordered cocktails and 2 chicken curry dishes and 1 prawn risotto. The menu was in Spanish and so required our friend to translate. The chicken curry was ok but the risotto...was quite sweet. I wouldn't return for the food, however the general atmosphere and the drinks were very niceMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

I had visited the place 8 years ago as I found it through a travel guide. I had very good memories of the place and wanted to go again. My friends told me it was very popular and I ought to make a reservation. Upon...our arrival and after we ordered, the waitress approached us and said we had to order a dish each. Naturally, we were quite confused about that request. Then the manager came over and started making the same demands. I was frankly appalled, never in my life had I come to a place where the staff demanded what I should or shouldn’t order, for the place is supposed to be a cafe and has a varied and creative selection of deserts, drinks, and milkshakes, and that is what we were there for. We finally decided to leave feeling humiliated and bullied. No place should feel entitled to make rude demands of their customers and make them feel ashamed for not ordering enough food. Will never come back and will warn future travellers about coming across this awful place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

The place is furnished in a very unique way and is the kind of place that you like or not at all. Food prices are slightly higher than other places, however portion size are bigger. Wine is very affordable, you can drink a glass of...wine for just 2.95€. Service is fast!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

This place is not only GORGOEUS, but they have delicious food, dessert and AMAZING GIN &TONIC! If you go to Madrid , make sure you visit it. May need to book a table in advance or be ready to wait for at least 49-60 min.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here with a couple of friends. The venue is decorated in a very peculiar way, worth having a look. Staff were nice, however, the food was not great - small portions and not extremely tasty. We tried the salmon tartare, the patatas and...the cous-cous. Of those three, the couscous was the tastiest. Must say we didn't try the cocktails, so I cannot rate them.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

We found this unique and lively restaurant after a visit to the gallery of contemporary art and it was so good we returned the next night. We had helpful and friendly service with support in choosing our meals (I have allergies and information was readily...available). The food was delicious and plentiful and good value. An amazing range of cocktails and beers. The decor is amazing!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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El jardin secreto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5