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La Buganvilla

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Calle Almagro 12, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 75 50
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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426 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The only good thing about this restaurant is the service - otherwise the Paella is way overpriced, they even charge you for the piece of bread, Madrid in general is not expensive but when you go to an expensive place you expect something different... the portion is so small and the price is way higher than expected.

Thank Arabianman
Tampa, Florida
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209 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Sent here by our hotel (Orfila which we loved). Good was good and prices were very reasonable. Not sure what people mean when they say it's expensive. We had shared appetizers and three portions of Paella which was more than enough food for 3. Service was typically spanish but not rdue at all. Server tried his best with English and... More 

Thank faarias
Stockholm, Sweden
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to go here for their paella. It was a very good paella. We sat outside, but we ate very early so it was difficult to know how popular the restaurant is. The paella we troed was very fresh and with lots of seafood. I recommend it.

Thank Yes189852xyzaswquilk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The food was awful, we order a paelia with and we could not way it the salat was very small for two persons and it didnt have any taste at all. The restaurand is to expensive any the cataloge does not write the price for the food but it write the price per persons because is to i expensive and... More 

Thank fanischantzos
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great food, fantastic service, and a delightful evening! The paella was good, but the part (I was served) did not have the "crunchy bottom". We were with a group, so perhaps someone else had some of the bottom. The steak and calamari salad were FANTASTIC!

Thank Hoovillewi
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We went there in a group, which sometimes mean boring and over cooked food. Not the case! All the food was delicious and cooked well and plentiful. The cod dip - not sure of its Spanish name - served with toast points was beyond beautiful description! Everyone in our group practically licked the empty dishes to get the last drop.... More 

Thank glynisj2014
Aventura, Florida
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful and the menu looked appeling even though is pretty much the same type of food you can find in less expensive restaurant in Madrid. Our expectations where high h and we were disappointed. Our waiter did not speak English and although I speak Spanish his description of the food we were ordering was not very accurate.

Thank Julio G
Dorset, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

This place is in Main Street Calle Granada. Recommended paella and worth the 15 minute wait. Brilliant food. Wine good too. Great value for money

Thank Rochris2015
Coventry, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Didn't think that this was one of the better restaurants that we have visited in Madrid, found the portions were very small considering the prices they charge. And if you complain the waiter becomes very grumpy, thought it very average here.

Thank Myra B
Kiryat Shmona, Israel
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We were looking for a paella restaurant and this one was recommended by our hotel staff. We sat at the outdoor sitting area which was nice and cozy and had heaters to keep it nice and warm. The service was good. The food was presented beautifully and very tasty. We enjoyed very much the green salad (which was so much... More 

Thank Meron12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almagro 12, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 19 75 50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chamberi

Neighbourhood Profile
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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