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La cocina del desierto

Calle Barbieri 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 52 89
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
4 Aug 2016
“Surprisingly delicious and cheap”
1 week ago
“Food is good, place feels dark and stuffy”
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Calle Barbieri 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambience is typical of a Moroccan restaurant. Nonetheless, it feels very cramped and definitely stuffy due to the dim lights and that faint damp smell. We ordered a chicken tajine, khous khous, a salad and falafel with hummus. Food is honestly good and ample in...More

Thank BongSumo
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We were fanatic of this place until the last time visited. The food was average (we found a hair on the cous cous) and the toilets, worse than a space capsule, small, stinky and not very attractive. I had to eat with funny smells which...More

Thank MrsRSanchez
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Honestly, I was reluctant to try it out, however, a local friends took us there and I trusted him. The food was delicious, helpful waiters and they did care about allergies. In the end I was positively surprised by the bill, only about 10€ per...More

Thank Value4Price-Seeker
Reviewed 13 July 2016

So at first we kept calling to make a reservation and they were saying they were full, but for some reason we decided hey let's just walk in in case. When we did we found the restaurant to be only half full. So they then...More

Thank LINDSAYY
Reviewed 6 June 2016

A local friend recommended us this restaurant, but we were frustrated. I have to say that the entrees were very good (confit carottes and egg plant cream as well the chicken Tahinemy daughter had, but... my couscous was pathetic! Prices are little.

Thank sonnia9
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Good: - rated best Arabic food in Madrid in Tripadvisor and I confirm, it is. - very good prices (main course 5-9€). - Waitresses were attentive and kind. Areas of improvement: - the seats are very old and as a result do not look very...More

Thank El_Fred
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Cool atmosphere. Nice service. The waitress was friendly. Our Spanish was rusty and she knew we were tourists. It would have been nice if she spoke a little slower. Menu is only in Spanish with unfamiliar words, so we winged it. Food is decently priced,...More

Thank Amrit K
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I went here with my colleagues and we took one special menu that we didn't order anything expect the drink😂😂 The food is pretty good! It was my first time to take Arabian food, I like it! Definitely come back!

Thank Mmmmmimosa
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We went to Marrakech earlier in the year to celebrate a birthday and we booked a table here to relive the excellent culinary experience of Morocco. While it wasn't so bad, it certainly didn't come close to what we ate in Marrakech. It's difficult to...More

Thank FamilyTraveller093
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I came here for lunch with some friends. The decor is beautiful. You're able to sit on the floor and eat in the traditional style or you can sit at a table. The food was delicious, and the price was great. All and all a...More

Thank Kelly B
Nearby
Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where
many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where
the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and
people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main
thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
21:00 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:30
Monday
21:00 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
21:00 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
21:00 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
Thursday
21:00 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:30
Saturday
21:00 - 00:30
13:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Barbieri 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 31 52 89
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