Madrina Bar y Tapas

4.3
495 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Catalan
Outdoor seating is subject to the weather. If it rains we can not guarantee indoor seating. All people entering must wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth, & chin. Seating time will be limited to two hours max.

For the month of November, we will be accepting online reservations for parties up to 12 guests. Any larger party bookings can be made through OpenTable Experiences

Chef Ramon Simarro, whose experience consists of both Michelin-star restaurants & popular casual eateries focuses on seasonal products alongside authentic ingredients from Spain to re-imagine a menu that marries innovation & fun with Barcelona classics.

The 37ft bar serves sangria, cocktails & traditional tapas. In true Catalan fashion, the bar features a ham carving station & a Spanish style glass display case with cold bar delicacies. The open-kitchen serves the rest of the menu made up of modern interpretations of traditional Catalonian tapas.

Experiences

  • Group Holiday Reservation

    CA$50.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2021

    This season we will be offering group reservations for your holiday festivities. Each reservation will be non-refundable. Please know that if you are booking multiple parties, they will be treated as separate tables. All reservations will be an a la carte dining style and the cost per person will be used as a credit towards your final bill. Please show your reservation confirmation at the gates to bypass the Distillery Winter Village line and don’t forget your proof of vaccination. We look forward to having you dine with us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 495 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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traveller
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The tables were too close together. With the current covid situation, it made us quite uncomfortable. As the restaurant's also quite noisy, everyone was talking loudly over each other which does not help also.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 21 hours ago

Thanks for coming to see us and leaving your amazing feedback. Nothing beats flavourful tapas! We'd love to welcome you back to Madrina again. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Loved design of the place. Music was great. Food was ok and cocktails were delicious

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 3 days ago

It's great to see our cocktails, music and design we're just right! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review and feedback regarding the food. We are confident that there is something perfect on our menu for everyone so please join us again to try more of our tasty tapas. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Spanish restaurant

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 3 days ago

We're grateful for you taking a moment to leave this review! Thanks for appreciating our diverse tapas menu. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.

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vipCatherine
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing selection of Gluten Free items. Kids menu too!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 3 days ago

Catherine, we're so happy to hear you and your entire family enjoyed your meal with us! It's wonderful that the kids menu was a hit as well as the gluten free options. Thanks for your review and we hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Stuart K.

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Sarah
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm cozy environment, perfect for date night. Delicious tapas & drinks!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 2 days ago

Sarah, we are honoured to have made your experience so special. Thanks for joining us and leaving this fantastic review. We are very lucky to be in the historic distillery district, and we hope to welcome you back for another cozy meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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vipCamillaS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous ambience, great food. Not inexpensive but great value for what it is! Gorgeous building!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 3 days ago

Camilla, it means a lot to have your high praise for both our cuisine and beautiful atmosphere! We're so glad you had the chance to dine with us and we hope to see you back our way soon for another 5-star experience. Until then, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always! Chef Ramon’s food is always a knock out. Great vibe as well

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Our servers were the bartenders and they were fantastic. Very attentive and gave great suggestions. We did have higher expectations for the food but we likely will not be returning for it. We ordered both the duck and seafood paellas and found they were very mushy and risotto like vs what we’ve had at other Spanish restaurants. The calamari sandwich was alright - might have had just a few pieces of squid but the bread was cold and hard.

We got the white sangria and that was great.

We applaud the team but the food can be better.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Phoebe, and joining us for dinner! It's wonderful you experienced the 5-star service we're known for and you most definitely deserve. However, we are disappointed we didn't knock it out of the park when it comes to our paella's and bocata de calamares. Please know we hear your feedback and it will be passed along to the chef and his team. We hope you will give us another chance to make your next visit more memorable. Best, Stuart K.

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jennsteve
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we tried had a unique, distinctive flavour. You'll just keep wanting more. Staff was super friendly and my husband loved watching the open kitchen and I enjoyed some delicious wine:)

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 4 days ago

Jenn & Steve, thank you for appreciating the unique and innovative flavours of Madrina. We are so happy you had the opportunity to dine with us and enjoy our delicious wine. Our team provides friendly and efficient service so we are thrilled you got to experience this. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience! The ambiance and decor is amazing.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 4 days ago

We're delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your visit, especially our ambiance and decor! It was wonderful welcoming you in for a lovely meal. Thanks for leaving this amazing review and we hope to see you back our way soon. All the best, Stuart K.

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Czarina
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great energy, excellent food - wonderful flavours and variety, well executed. It was very busy but our server tried his best to meet our needs, the service was still polite and fun, the tables are quite close (if that concerns you), it’s a casual cool vibe with a European pace (this is a place to take your time and enjoy - not rush through and leave). It is on the pricier side. Will definitely be back.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 4 days ago

Zarina, there's nothing better than taking your time to enjoy the little things in life. Thanks for dining with us and leaving your fantastic review. We're so glad you loved the energy of Madrina and of course our incredibly delicious and innovative tapas. We look forward to your return and another lovely meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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KarinS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening visiting the Distillery District with friends. Madrina was excellent. Server made great recommendations. Overall a very positive experience.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 5 days ago

Karin, we're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us. We are so lucky to be in the beautiful historic Distillery District. Thank you for appreciating our diverse tapas and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Stuart K.

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KatyP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were there for lunch and to catch up.
It was hard to hear each other over the music. We spoke to the waitress and the manager. People yelling is particularly not good these days.
They said they turned it down a bit, but basically tapas bars are loud.
The patatas bravas was overly salty and the frittata seemed made yesterday.
Guess I am not going back.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 5 days ago

Katy, thanks for taking the time to leave your review! It is disappointing to hear that your experience fell short of the standard you expect and deserve. Please know that we hear your feedback regarding the volume of music and patatas bravas. This will be passed along to the team at Madrina. Your feedback is very important to us. We would love to welcome you back for another visit and hope you give us the chance to show you the experience you deserve. All the very best, Stuart K.

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome- most memorable was the Spanish potato omelette (must have) and the beef medallions.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 5 days ago

It was our absolute pleasure to host you, Jason! We're so glad to hear that you were blown away by our cuisine, especially the tortilla de patatas and beef medallions. We're grateful for you taking a moment to leave this review and we look forward to seeing you at Madrina again. Best, Stuart K.

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kitkat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely food and atmosphere. Our server took the time to explain the menu and checked with kitchen about allergies. Only quibble is the noise level but that can’t be helped with all the stone walls.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 5 days ago

Kitkat, we're so glad to hear that our Barcelona-style cuisine and atmosphere made your evening so special. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. It's phenomenal to hear that your server was attentive and helpful in regards to explaining the menu and making sure certain dishes we're allergy friendly. We'd love to welcome you back again for another exceptional experience. All the best, Stuart K.

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ChristieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had a fun night at Madrina. The acoustics were LOUD. It was hard for our party of 5 to hear each other. We ended up all moving to the end of the table so we could talk. The service was great. I didn't think much about the food but maybe tapas aren't my thing.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 26, 2021

Christie, it's wonderful to hear you had a fun evening with us. Thanks for taking the time to show your support. We hear your feedback about the volume of music and it will be passed along accordingly. We'd love to welcome you back again for more perfect service and to try some of our other tasty tapas. All the best, Stuart K.

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mcody
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A little expensive for the portions. But the food and cocktails were lovely. Service was excellent.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 26, 2021

Mcody, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our craft cocktails and tapas cuisine. While we understand prices are subjective, we feel ours are a great balance between doing what's right by our business while reflecting the quality of our ingredients. Thanks for your review and we hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best, Stuart K.

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Luisl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The foods are special, will recommend if you want to try something different.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 24, 2021

Luis, thanks for appreciating our diverse tapas menu and their beautiful flavours. We're so glad you had the chance to dine with us and we hope to see you again soon to try more of our special menu options. All the best, Stuart K.

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kaseyrogers
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service - Good food - Beautiful decor - Great for dates

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 24, 2021

Kasey, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed every part of your experience! Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review. We hope to welcome you back for another great meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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Danny
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Its a bit expensive, but it worths coming for special days

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 24, 2021

Danny, thanks for coming to see us! We're so glad you loved your experience here at Madrina. From our cuisine to our exceptional service, you won't be disappointed. We look forward to having you dine with us again next time you are celebrating something special. Until then, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service (friendly and efficient) and very tasty food.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for this exceptional review! We're so happy to hear you loved our cuisine and had excellent service from our entire team. We can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. Best, Stuart K.

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vipLoveToDine
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. A bit pricy. Love the patatas bravas and the Paella.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 3 days ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed the patatas bravas and paella while you were here! Thanks for coming to dine with us and leaving your review. Can't wait to welcome you again the next time you're looking to treat yourself. All the best, Stuart K.

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ErnestoC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in Toronto! You can enjoy great spanis food, awesome!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 23, 2021

Ernesto, we are honoured to be your favourite restaurant in Toronto! Thank you for dining with us and leaving this fantastic review. Our chef and his team create flavourful and innovative dishes and we're so glad you love them as much as we do. We'd love to welcome you back for more perfect flavours. All the best, Stuart K.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit of a rough start - some of the hostess are a bit stressed & tense with the COVID rules but General Manager, Javier Dios, ensured the rest of our evening unfolded beautifully! We were a group of 16 ladies at three separate tables and we all had a wonderful birthday evening!! The food, melt in your mouth! The sangria, to die for! Chef Ramon is 10++++++++

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 23, 2021

Jessica, thank you for your phenomenal feedback and joining us for such a special celebration! It means the world to us that you not only enjoyed our tasty, innovative dishes, but that Javier provided you with exceptional service. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Chef Ramon and Javier. We'd be delighted to welcome you back for another exceptional experience soon. Until then, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

40th Anniversary.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 23, 2021

It was a pleasure welcoming you in to celebrate your 40th anniversary! It is wonderful you enjoyed the five-star experience we're known for and you expected from us. We look forward to your return and another lovely meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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Asia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing presentation, a lot of effort out into each dish. Delicious food, great decor, lovely ambience!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 23, 2021

Asia, thank you for leaving this fantastic review. We're so thrilled we hit the mark on presentation, taste, decor and ambiance! We'd love to see you back our way again soon for another amazing experience. All the best, Stuart K.

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Pw0306
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Loved the beef tartare on the bone marrow,super flavorful! I did't like the duck paella at all, the duck was chewy and way too pricy. The tapas size is just away too small.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! We're delighted you enjoyed our fan-favourite dish, the beef tartare in bone marrow. However, we are disappointed that the duck paella didn't quite hit the mark for you. Rest assured, we hear your feedback and it will be passed along accordingly. We encourage you to let us create a better experience for you in the future. Until then, Stuart K.

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NALONGM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everytime I have guests from out of town I bring them here. But everytime I order the patata bravas but sometimes they are more delicious, sometimes not as much.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thank you for bringing your friends to try the innovative flavours of Madrina, Nalong! It's a pleasure having you dine with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding the patatas bravas and it will be passed along to the chef and his team. Come back to see us soon! Best, Stuart K.

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dontgetoutmuch
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and cocktails. Outstanding! Would definitely recommend and will return asap!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded 3 days ago

We are thrilled you chose us to enjoy a beautiful outing shared by amazing food and drinks. Thanks for showing your support! We'd love to welcome you back again soon to try some more of our tasty menu options. All the best, Stuart K.

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Audrey
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, staff & service! Atmosphere takes on a club/like vibe post 7:30.

Great pairing of food & wines!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 20, 2021

Audrey, we're glad you loved so many aspects of your visit, including our innovative tapas, exceptional service and lively atmosphere. Thanks for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back for another lovely meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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KatherineH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's pricey, but well worth the cost. Was hard to flag our server down for the bill, but otherwise service was phenomenal

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Katherine. We're so happy to hear you had the 5-star service you most definitely deserve. It's great you got to enjoy our innovative tapas, and we'd love to welcome you back again soon to try some more of our tasty menu options. All the best, Stuart K.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing and they have really good service

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks for coming to see us and leaving your review! It's fantastic to hear you loved our cuisine and had excellent service. We hope to have you join us again for another amazing experience. All the best, Stuart K.

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spicycurry
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner out, thank you for a great time!

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 18, 2021

We are so glad to hear you had a lovely evening dining with us! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your review. It's great your server was attentive and helpful throughout your meal. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future. Until next time, Stuart K.

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EihcA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was exquisite. The servers were really nice. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. I am a cook and I was expecting that servers would at least explain the wine and food to us coz I am with my boyfriend who doesn't know much about culinary. I was the one who explained the food to him. The wine we didn't even know the name. They only told us about Cava at first then the rest we didn't know about it.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 18, 2021

Eihc, thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are beyond thrilled you enjoyed our flavours and dishes so much! It means so much to us, especially coming from a cook. We hear you feedback in regard to the servers explaining the dishes and wine pairings. They should most definitely be explaining every dish and wine pairing as it comes to the table. Please know this feedback has been passed along accordingly. We'd love to have you join us again for another delicious meal. Best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. Quality is always consistently great

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for joining us many times! We're so glad we blow it out of the park on every single visit. Our chef and his team put so much love into every dish and we're so glad it shows. We look forward to your return and another lovely meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Our server was very unprofessional and did not check on our table regularly. She missed one of our orders which did not come out until we finished our meal. We had to take that food for take out but the take out packaging was very poor.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thank you for giving us a try and for taking the time to provide your feedback to us. It is disappointing to hear that your experience fell short of the standard you expect and deserve. We fully understand that there is no excuse for service that misses the mark, so please know that your feedback has been heard. We would love to welcome you back for another visit and hope you give us the chance to show you the experience you deserve. All the very best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Friend reunion

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 20, 2021

We're so glad you chose to dine with us for your friend reunion! Thanks for leaving your review. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.

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TomM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Food was good, not great, service was outstanding, but not the best value for the price

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Tom. We are beyond thrilled you had outstanding service from our entire team. However, we're disappointed you weren't wow'd by your meal. Please know that we would have been happy to replace anything that wasn't to your taste. We are confident that there is something perfect on our menu for everyone so please join us again to try more of our tasty tapas. All the best, Stuart K.

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LJITapas
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

My friends and I were so looking forward to the experience. The service was outstanding. The food was just okay. The tapas selection was extensive however we did not feel it was good value. Serving portion for the large tapas was small.
We have been to tapas bars in Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastián.

Madrina Bar y Tapas
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for giving us a try! We’re happy to hear you were provided with the exceptional service you most definitely deserve. However, we’re sorry that we didn’t knock it out of the park for you when it comes to our tapas. We always want all of our guests to leave feeling wowed by our meals, and we wish we could've given you this impression. We hope we can impress you more next time and welcome you back to try some different dishes. All the best, Stuart K.

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FAQs

Madrina Bar y Tapas is rated 4.3 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.