Albur

Price guide: Budget

Calle Manuela Malasana 15, Madrid, 28004

Price guide: Budget

Albur bar

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#26 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Singles, Nightlife, Relaxation

Expert review of Albur

Gourmet tapas and sitdown meals using artisanal ingredients.

This is one of the places you'd probably just walk past, not realising that the food on offer is way above average. Albur works as both a tapas bar - whether you want to eat at the actual bar or sit down - or as a proper restaurant. It's a great place to go if there are a few of you with different tastes and differing degrees of hunger. They specialise in regional recipes from all over Spain, using carefully sourced produce, often with guaranteed origin status.

Food and drink: 

I like the gravadlax with guacamole and mojo sauces (with coriander and chilli), which are typical of the Canaries. They have a range of tostas (toast with savoury toppings), and lots of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. I like the tempura vegetables too, served with romesco sauce, a hazelnut, red pepper and garlic sauce from Catalunya. All the meat comes from the Valle del Esla in Leon. The rice dishes are very good here, and they do a good value set lunch. Desserts are all home made and there is a great selection of wines by the glass.

Ambience: 

Usually pretty lively. Get there before 10pm to grab a stool at the bar. There are lots of tables in an adjoining room, but it is more fun in the main area.

Service: 

Sometimes great, sometimes forgetful. I won't name names.

Location: 

In Malasana near the Glorieta de Bilbao, there are lots more bars nearby.

Price advice: 

The set lunch is 11 euros. Lots of the tapas are in the 10 euro range. Main courses are 10-17 euro. 

More information on Albur:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Catalan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
Address:
Calle Manuela Malasana 15, Madrid, 28004
Telephone:
91 594 2733
Website:
http://www.restaurantealbur.com/index.asp
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thur & Sun 12pm-1am. Fri-Sat 12pm-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites, Wine

Have you been to Albur? Would you recommended it?