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Cafe Madrid

4.3
4.3
1370 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
The concept of Café Madrid is hundreds of years old. Exceptional food and world class service blended into an intimate, charming environment, providing a rich and memorable dining experience. Imported from Spain, this concept has become a reality for the people in the Salt Lake area.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 273-0837

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nacho Basurto

  • Catering

    Full service Catering including on or off site food preparation, formal buffet, table service and wine/bar service.

  • Private party contact

    Gabrielle: (801) 634-7203

  • Area

    Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union

  • Cross Street

    2000 East

  • Parking Details

    Parking lots on either side of restaurant or parking in front on private road.

  • Entertainment

    Periodic Flamenco dance shows

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. N

    Nonnie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food is great but the service was poor. We ordered tapas and salad — excellent flavors. But the wait staff promised more rolls, then didn’t bring them until we reminded them a couple of times, didn’t promptly refill water, didn’t ask for the order from one member of our party, etc etc. I recommended this restaurant to my friends because of the excellent experience I had there is the past, but my friends told me they would never want to go back there because of the service. I felt embarrassed.
  2. a

    aereo2002

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! We had Crema de Langosta, Albondigas caseras, Bacalao en Salsa de Gambas and they were nice to make a small salad and mashed potatoes for sides, and also some pasta with cheese for the small one who did not want anything from the menu. The desserts were the Bizcocho Borracho and the Creme Brulee Cake. Oh and a pitcher of Red Sangria. Everything tasted so good and the service was excellent. The only complaint is that the website needs to update prices and same with the dessert menu, and also they are not doing any of the specials advertised online. We are repeat customers for years and will come back. One of the best restaurants in town. Totally worth what you spend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb shank was wonderful, falling off the bone tender. The paella was delicious.
  4. a

    adventureater

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors in the lovely patio, with fountains and blooming flowers. Just very atmospheric. Food as always is so flavorful. Great place for a quiet meal and some fun unusual food, in a beautiful setting.
  5. JG

    JonasG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    First time at the place, food was good. Unfortunately, service was not good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Lost its past allure. One tapa cold, one seemed frozen to frier, one bland, and one low quality seafood. Disappointing. .
  7. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor front of house management. Chaos in the waiting area with noone performing reception. Several disgruntled patrons left after their meals being chased by servers for not leaving tips. Left without being seated after waiting 20 minutes with no contact from host.
  8. HR

    HaleyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They did not have our reservation ready, and after we waited for an hour to be seated they didn't have the meal we had made in the reservation (they had an option to reserve specifically). We even called the day before to make sure everything was in order and ready for us and they had said yes. It made for a lousy Mother's Day experience.
  9. AS

    AndrewS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  10. PA

    PhillipA

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice Mother’s Day special full course meal.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day brunch :-) it was perfect!
  12. JL

    JosephL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tables nearest me had three different languages being spoken. It felt like I was back in Spain eating with family. I was sad I couldn’t find Pan con tomate and anchovies on the menu but what I did find on the menu was made beautifully.
  13. CM

    ChaliceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere - I loved the artwork and other decor, wonderful food - the paella was well worth the price and ordering ahead, great service.
  14. CM

    CarylM

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the chicken soup and took a quart home with me. It was delicious. I also enjoyed the Mediterranean salad. It was huge and I took half of that home as well. I would have preferred the option of half a salad or perhaps a half sandwich and half salad. Service was good but a bit slow. Not enough servers.
  15. SC

    ScottC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good. Dining area could be cleaner. For such a high end restaurant the carpeting in the dining room was filthy! Yuck!
  16. CM

    CarylM

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entier experience was excellent. The server, Craig, was personable, professional and attentive. The food was great, we had the brussels sprouts, paella, and one of us had the flan for desert. One of the marks of a good restaurant, for me, is the coffee (especially in Utah!). It was strong and hot. Highly recommended.
  17. KT

    KeithT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We hadn't been to Cafe Madrid for more than 2 years because of the pandemic and a previous experience when we had a reservation and waited 1hr 15min before finally leaving without being seated. Everything went smoothly this time. The service was wonderful. The food is good but not the exceptional quality we had experienced previously.
  18. D

    Dgaffleck

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. As it is every single time
  19. P

    sophiaP

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu
  20. RH

    RonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. I do think it's a little pricey but if you Want food that reminds you of Spain this is the place to go
  21. CW

    CoreyW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    we were setting at our table almost 45 mintus after arrival (with reservation) before we even had rolls. Food was good, but was so long in coming we lost interest.
  22. S

    Scottv

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I feel like this place is stuck in its past, former glory. The service was ok though not exceptional, and the food was the same. Very traditional 90’s style. Lots of heavy cream, basic flavors etc. seafood was over cooked and not delicate at all. The room itself is lovely but it presents itself as a white glove type environment and the staff simply haven’t been trained to that expectation. The price for three of us with 2 glasses of the cheapest wine was $230. That’s at the top end of slc dining without the follow through.
  23. MF

    MichaelF

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I don’t think they know if they’re trying to be Spanish or Italian or what, but not used to seeing lasagna on the menu at a Spanish restaurant. Food is mediocre at best.
  24. d

    danielf

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The only thing that prevented me from rating this restaurant was the service and ambiance. The menu reads like a Spanish restaurant but the food is anything but that. All the food is covered in heavy sauces, which is completely counter to Spanish food. The flavors are a poor take-off on Spanish food as well. I don’t recommend this restaurant.
  25. JS

    JanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Dinner took 2 hours despite ordering paella a day ahead
  26. RD

    RossD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant dining experience
  27. c

    candy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was good, food is ok. It says on their website that they have half priced tapas on Tuesday, but we were informed at the end that that is not a current offer, they should update that, it would have changed how we ordered.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a wonderful time at Cafe Madrid! The food was fabulous and we weren’t rushed at all. Our server was very attentive and flexible, as well! We look forward to returning!
  29. K

    Kaziganthi

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I think we had a new waiter. We got no bread, were not offered sparkling water, and got no after dinner mint like the other tables around us.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Salmon with mango chimichurri sauce was delicious! The salmon was cooked perfectly and the flavors were delightful. NY steak was cooked great and topped with savory chimchurri sauce. The only issue is the steak quality. The cut was very fatty and for $40 a plate we were expecting better. The service was great.
  31. L

    Lealoo

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent! Never had a bad meal here. The ambiance is nice but the seats need more cushion its like your sitting on a board. If you want to spend time and enjoy your meal you leave with a bruised bottom.
  32. C

    Carol

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Lovely Euro Spanish decor, nice service, great menu not executed well.
  33. S

    Sidnei

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really good food and nice ambience. The place is well decorated and uplifting.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angelique is a wonderful server. So friendly, professional and accommodating!! The food was fantastic as always. I was hosting friends from out of town. They were so impressed!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wanted to try this beauty out and it didn’t disappoint. Everything was perfect! Trust me… just go try it
  36. O

    Outoftowner

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food tasty as always. Our server seemed inexperienced and didn't know the difference between a pinot grigio and a pinot noir (we didn't get the one we ordered).
  37. R

    Rick

    Salt Lake City

    492 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    492 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Casual elegant dining. Four of us tonight, we ordered all tapas selections, 8 in total plus dessert so we could sample several different food items. Each dish was prepared just right, very tasty, and each big enough for all 4 of us to try. The dishes were brought to the table as they were prepared so you could try one or two things to enjoy before the next one arrived. We liked everything so much, we could not decide on a favorite when the meal was done. Dessert was great also, again trying and sharing different selections. Service was excellent also, our server knew the menu well and helped us decide on a few of the selections. Definitely will be back again and again.
  38. BL

    BobbieL

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sangria was great as was our brunch. We enjoyed French toast and berry pancakes.
  39. GS

    GabrielleS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was incredible! Those bacon wrapped dates in the cream sherry sauce was the best bite of the month! We enjoyed it very much!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Steak terrible

FAQs

Cafe Madrid does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Madrid also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 273-0837.

Cafe Madrid is rated 4.3 stars by 1370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Cafe Madrid

5244 Highland Drive Holladay, UT 84117

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2000 East

  • Area

    Holladay / Midvale / Sandy / Union

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking lots on either side of restaurant or parking in front on private road.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nacho Basurto

  • Entertainment

    Periodic Flamenco dance shows

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 273-0837

  • Catering

    Full service Catering including on or off site food preparation, formal buffet, table service and wine/bar service.

  • Private party contact

    Gabrielle: (801) 634-7203

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