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ALMOUNIA

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Recoletos 5, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 35 08 28
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Today
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 23:30
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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Unplanned walking past and thought we would give it a go. The ambiance is amazing, from the decorative Moroccan tiled walls to the ornate ceilings. The tables and other furniture further complimented the Moroccan influence. Service staff were attentive, providing recommendations and advice. Menu was in English but required further translation. The food was amazing, with the lamb and vegetable... More 

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Thank Maurice C
Madrid
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

AlMounia has been at this location for over 30 years and it was a pleasure to return for a family lunch. Excellent mezzo followed by lamb and chicken tajine and couscous. Average cost 30€/pax.

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Thank LEMD49
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387 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Traditional Moroccan cuisine at Madrid City center. Arab decoration and ambiance from the walls to the tables and service. All food exceĺlent. Try couscous and tayyin. .

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Thank cornatel
Panama City, Panama
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123 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Its a shame that TA doesn't have 'good' only 'average' and 'very good' because this place fills that category perfectly. I've been going there for over 20 years, well, actually to be precise, and went once 20 years ago, and visited last week! The place is amazing inside and reminds you of the Alhambra Palace, it's decorated to such a... More 

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Thank BrettJolly
Zurich
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164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We walked in for lunch at 2pm on a Saturday with no reservation. We were seated without issue along a lovely wall sofa with a big copper table in front of us, admiring the carved wooden walls and ceiling features. The whole ambience was plush, dimmed lighting moroccan/moorish which was quite nice. Although quiet at 2pm by 3pm it was... More 

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Thank Douglas A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We tried this place twice in their newly opened branched nearby nd the main one In the new one food was ok but services was slow and bad although we were the only one In the main branch services was extremely bad and slow The food was cold and awful nd taste of salt only Keep away from this place

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Thank Ismail A
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Authentic food and decor with a relaxing ambience. The star of the show was the pastella, which was delicious. Too bad it's not offered as a main dish! The mixed entradas plate (like an arabian mezze) was quite nice although the hummus and the flat bread left a little to be desired. The couscous with lamb was a very good... More 

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Thank Richard P
Merelbeke, Belgium
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Excellent food, great service, nice atmosphere. We had lunch. I ate meat, my companion had a vegetarian plate. Both very tasty and healthy. No complaints.

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Thank marleenvbc
The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Quiet and relaxed atmosphere, with excellent service, always attentive and not interfering. The meals a bit "soft" in taste, but with good ingredients and preparation. The best place in Madrid to enjoy original Moroccan meals, without the noise and not being cramped as in other North African restaurants in Madrid. With ClubKviar we got 30% off the bill, this resulting... More 

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Thank A M
Jupiter, Florida
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is the best Moroccan restaurant in Madrid. I like going here every time I am in Madrid visiting the family. It is expensive, but it is totally worth it. I have been eating here for the last 25 years and changed owners a couple of times. They don't take AMEX.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$59
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Recoletos 5, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 914 35 08 28

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighbourhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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