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El Pimiento Verde

#330 of 8,909 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Quintana 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 41 21 40
13:00 - 12:00
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Racine, WI
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I both had great meals at El Pimento Verde. We chose it from the street, and walked in on a lark, and were very pleased with our selection. Great food, interesting preparations. Don't be scared off by looking in the window and seeing all the tables full - there is an entire upstairs section.

Thank NeilCzarnecki
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether for lunch or dinner, whether with family or friends, you will enjoy the experience at this restaurant. The food is fantastic, meat or fish, everything has an excellent quality and has been carefully prepared. You should try the "green pepper stuffed with txangurro". And "artichoke flowers" is a must. The cheesecake is awesome.

Thank Carlos201606
Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold night in Madrid(bet that doesn't happen very often)we didn't want to stray far from the hotel.Just across the street is El Pimiento Verde.It looks inviting,menu looks good and it was busy,usually a good sign also.We were given the last seats available and advised we would have to leave in 1 hour 30 mins.As we were only going... More 

Thank tonybuckley
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend walked into this restaurant in searching for traditional oxtail and this restaurant looked fine from outside but we were wrong. The restaurant was empty but never the less the waitress put us in the corner by the toilet door. It cost us 75 euros for two meals and two beers. And the best part was the... More 

Thank liflet t
Milan, Italy
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Got here with some colleagues for a Dinner, typical Spanish basque cuisine. Good presentation and menu with detailed description. We got usual entries to share among with Arctichokes as local specialty served like flowers and a nice salad with seafood. as main dish an excellent serving of squid in black sauce with rice.An extensive choice of desserts closed the menu.... More 

Thank Carlo M
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went here because my 1st choice was closed and this seemed like a nice cosey place and the ratings where ok. Without reservation we could get a table and after looking at the menu we found out it is a bit expensive for the place. My wife ordered the risotto with langoustines, it where shrimps 😱 and a overdose of... More 

1 Thank Rob S
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We swung by this place after walking by it and spotting some nice looking dishes the evening before. I ordered the mussels and my companion ordered a fish stew. They were both good. I kept seeing other people order some green thing, so I asked what it was. The waitress said it was artichoke flowers and asked if we wanted... More 

Thank peachy_ks
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has friendly staff and the food was very good. Make sure you arrive around 9/9:30 to take advantage of the atmosphere. Very enjoyable visit and would return for another meal.

Thank Joe S
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were originally recommended to Trainera down the road. So its closed Ahhh August renovations. The owner happened to be in the restaurant and after asking recommended El Pimiento and told us that August is a month where most are away. The head waiter at El Pimiento suggested the daily fish - see the photo. It really was delicious and... More 

1 Thank Senspirational
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I went to El Pimiento Verde a couple of times during my last visit to Madrid. It specializes in Basque cuisine. We had "artichoke flowers" (sautéed artichoke hearts) and a puff pastry of slices of duck foie and apple. Both dishes were unforgettable.

Thank Sequoia16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$65
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Arguelles

Neighbourhood Profile
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 counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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