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El Pimiento Verde

Calle de Quintana 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 41 21 40
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle de Quintana 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an upmarket restaurant with cuisine from the Basque Country. Great environment and even greater food. The sirloin steak I had was fantastic and so was the rice with lobster. Decent house wine and very efficient and friendly service.More

Thank gourmetathens
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there gourmetathens! Yes you are right! the food is something incredible, actually you did a very very good choice with the sirloin and the rice with lobster; did'nt you taste the artichokes? are unveliable!! Hope we can see each ocher soon at El Pimiento...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tapas bars in the Mercado next door were so crowded that we looked for a lunch venue near by. We knew nothing about El Pimiento but it looked interesting and the menu said it had the best artichokes in Madrid, so we tried it....More

Thank Jeremy K
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jeremy! World is a tiny place innit? What a great choice you did, the artichokes truly are something beyond imaginable... You know there's a stationary time to eat artichokes? not in El Pimiento Verde, we had a secret formula to keep the flowers yummy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly remarkable, all dishes were more than excellent. Congratulation on the menu set up and the preparation. Friendly staff Clean Reasonable price. Many choices for food and drinking.More

Thank Yannis K
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Yannis, You make us happy with your charming and warm comments, we also hope that your time in Madrid was good; Don't know if you were on holidays or it just was another kind of relation with the city ;) Anyway, this is your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit as a couple. What a fabulous restaurant. Confit Artichokes grilled are the highlight of starters - the restaurant takes artichokes to a new level. We followed with squid cooked in caramelised onions which provided another tasty dish that we shared. The bread...More

Thank Annonymous1956
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola Annonymous1956, First of all I want to say big thanks to you for your charming comments; Is indeed a great place to come back and repeat, El Pimiento Verde has that cozy atmosphere... almost convince you to come again; of course the artichokes, the...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Stopped in for an early dinner while exploring Madrid. The service was fast and friendly and the monkfish was delightful. Be aware that the portion's are large so either go hungry or split a main entree.More

Thank Clint M
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello there Clint, thanks a lot for your nice comments; yes indeed, the monkfish, what a horrible fish under the water and what a delicious meal on your dish ;) Hope we can see each other soon. Have a nice day and enjoy cloudy and...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A friend familiar with Madrid recommended this restaurant so we attempted to get a table on Sunday 1st April around 9pm but despite vacant tables we were told that we would couldn’t be accommodated. We made a reservation for the following evening and on entering...More

Thank TouringScotsGirl
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello there TouringScotsGirl, First of all we want to thank you for visiting El Pimiento Verde :) The question about what do you want to drink is something cultural, here in Spain when you arrive to a restaurant you may want some beer or water,...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We came to this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel's front desk and are very glad we did. Both evenings, we at around 9:45-10:00 and the place was quite full, but we had no trouble getting a table. The decor was homey and attractive...More

Thank wenken61
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello there wenken61, First of all we want to thank you very much for your comments and of course for the double visit to El Pimiento Verde. Indeed you choose the right dishes! The artichokes are famous among the assidious fans to El Pimiento Verde,...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Recommended by our Program director and across the street from the Courtyard by Marriott, this turned out to be a great find. We were the first customers of the night (typical for American's eating in Spain) and before we left the place was filling up...More

Thank retiree2
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hello retiree2, Glad that your Program Director recommend our restaurant ;) If you still have the chance…come again, you didn’t take the artichoke flowers! Probably the best artichokes in Madrid (or in the world…) Thanks for your comments, have a nice time in Madrid and...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Our first evening in Madrid we were a bit overwhelmed and this restaurant was close to the hotel. We didn’t have reservations but our party of 4 were welcomed, and what a treat. Our server treated us as if we were his only party, explaining...More

Thank Joanna W
Rodrigo U, Community Manager at El Pimiento Verde, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello there Joanna V! Thanks a lot for your comments, really nice from you; we hope that your time in Madrid didn’t lose enchant because of the rain. We wish that the “return” can happen soon, the artichokes will be waiting for all of you....More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

First meal while traveling to the heart of Madrid and El Pimiento did not disappoint. Two floor restaurant, excellent for lunch. Tables are a bit tight but nothing like Paris. Food was excellent. Try the artichokes and calamari appetizers. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Markpicc
Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense
University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced,
collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is
filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes
and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing
cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping
spot where the major Spanish clothing and department
store chains are less busy than their downtown
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$71
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Quintana 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Arguelles
  • Neighbourhood: Arguelles
  • Phone Number: +34 915 41 21 40
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