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Cafe Madrid

4.4
4.4
1376 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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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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food1service3ambience2

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

  2. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 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.

  3. HR

    HaleyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 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.

  4. AS

    AndrewS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  5. PA

    PhillipA

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very nice Mother’s Day special full course meal.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day brunch :-) it was perfect!

  7. JL

    JosephL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 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.

  8. CM

    ChaliceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 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.

  9. CM

    CarylM

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 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.

  10. SC

    ScottC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 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!

  11. CM

    CarylM

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 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.

  12. KT

    KeithT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 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.

  13. D

    Dgaffleck

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional. As it is every single time

  14. P

    sophiaP

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great menu

  15. RH

    RonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 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

  16. CW

    CoreyW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 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.

  17. S

    Scottv

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 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.

  18. MF

    MichaelF

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 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.

  19. d

    danielf

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 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.

  20. JS

    JanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Dinner took 2 hours despite ordering paella a day ahead

  21. RD

    RossD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very pleasant dining experience

  22. c

    candy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 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.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 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!

  24. K

    Kaziganthi

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 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.

  26. L

    Lealoo

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 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.

  27. C

    Carol

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5

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

  28. S

    Sidnei

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

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

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 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!

  30. O

    Outoftowner

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 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).

  31. R

    Rick

    Salt Lake City

    486 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    486 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 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.

  32. BL

    BobbieL

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. GS

    GabrielleS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 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!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Steak terrible

  35. F

    First1

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The paella was sooooo wonderful.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very att staff. Tapas was awesome. Highly recommended

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Ebony was wonderful and the food was fantastic!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    We received the hostess as our waitress who clearly had no interest in serving. She was not very helpful and somewhat rude. When an incorrect app was brought out she eventually came over, 10 minutes later, and said she would take it off the bill. She was not apologetic or cared. In the end it was still on the bill and we had to find a new sever to take it off as she had gone missing for 5-10 minutes after dropping off the check. Our one app we did get was - 2/5 Duck breast entree was - 3.5/5 Scallop and shrimp entree was - 4/5

  40. SK

    SnerdKing

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    The food was good but the service was lacking. The server wasn't familiar with the wine list. My entree arrived 10 minutes before my dates entree. The server didn't check on us until the meal was over. I would have ordered another glass of wine given the opportunity. The prices are a little steep for the kind of service we received.

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 4.4 stars by 1376 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Cafe Madrid

5244 Highland Drive Holladay, UT 84117

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2000 East

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, 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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