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“Great atmosphere ”

Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena
Ranked #1,204 of 12,782 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: US$0 - US$30
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Salamanca
Description: El restaurante más ecléctico, gamberro y cosmopolita del chef Ricard Camarena, distinguido 3 veces con la estrella Michelin, y revalidado los 3 Soles Repsol que trae una propuesta gastronómica que se sale de lo establecido.
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The vibe was fantastic, particularly with the DJ pumping out the 1980’s tracks. The food was good but not fabulous, especially for the price. €150 for a family of four with no alcohol

Thank Grace810
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Having visited the better market food stall in Madrid the day before, my wife and I ventured North to Platea, a large shopping mall a short walk north of El Retiro Park. Brits may not expect to find a good food service place inside a mall but, nevertheless, there is one here.
The main area at ground floor level is ringed by small food outlets and small bars where the locals come for lunch and dinner. We did as advised by our very friendly hotel staff and rolled up at lunchtime for some very agreeable tapas and 'a glass of'.
Our waitress was very accommodating with all our questions and she suggested we return for dinner that (Saturday) night as there is a show. So we did exactly that but we booked a table in the rather posher restaurant on the first floor and overlooking the performance area. What a good decision that was ! I grant you - a Saturday evening show in a shopping mall doesn't normally fill a customer will excitement or expectation of a good time but a good time was had, and no mistake. The big jazz band was completely to our taste and the fit half-naked Spanish bloke hanging and swinging from the ceiling seemed to do it for my wife !! Fabulous food, good service - even though the restaurant was full - and highly recommendable.
After dinner we went up one more level to El Palco cocktail bar !!

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Thank scotttwin
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PlateaCanalla, Propietario at Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

We feel tremendously flattered with your review, Scottwin.
We are so happy that you enjoyed Platea "in all levels" and we do hope that you come back one day soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the restaurant a few nights ago - great selection of dishes, although starters are small portions. Would recommend the Korean entrecôte! Overall great experience at Platea!

Thank GreyGoose15
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PlateaCanalla, Propietario at Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you GreyGoose15 for your review. We are very glad that you liked our restaurant!
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you want to host a BIG function and have small bites served this is a great venue, for dining I would stay away since there are quieter, cheaper and better options around.

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Thank KaiUWulff
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PlateaCanalla, Propietario at Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Dear KaiUWulff,
First of all we would like to thank you for your visit and for your review here placed.
We are a bit confused with your message and perhaps we are wrong, but we are afraid that you are talking about Platea instead of Canalla Bistro...
Platea has three different areas:
- "El Patio" located in ground 0, which is perfect to grab a bite with fabulous tapas and pintxos.
- "El Foso" located in ground -1, which is the perfect place to get a proper dinner (you can find Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, traditional Spanish, and asian restaurants down there).
- If you are looking for something more sophisticated, we strongly recommend you to give a try to our restaurant "Canalla Bistro Madrid" located upstairs, in ground 1. . This restaurant belongs to the famous chef Ricard Camarena, who won up to three times a Michelin Star.
We do hope that after reading our reply, you will give us another chance one day soon :-)
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

It certainly has an impressive interior. As you'd expect from a building that was fornerly a cinema. You look down two floors to other diners. A DJ spins records on the stage and later a pianist.

Good ambience.

We started with the prawn gyoza and duck nigiri. Mains were the Korean breaded panko steak and lamb. All good. Washed down with a good bottle of red.

Good service.

This place has both style and substance.

A great evening.

Thank Javid R
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