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Regional Information on Madrid

Madrid, Spain
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Madrid, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Opening hours in Madrid'
Posted by Stevie on: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 at 06:57 AM PST
Hi, My friends and I fell foul of the rigid restaurant opening hours that seem to be in place in Madrid. Restaurants seem to typically be open from 1 or 1.30 in the afternoon until 4 pm and then from 9 pm to midnight. My advice to consider is plan your eating time.


Subject: 'Artemesia II'
Posted by Guest on: Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 05:55 AM PST
I was in Spain last week and was happy to find Artemesia II less than a block from my hotel. The food was good and the service was pleasent. I found it very hard to get a good meal in Madrid so it was a relief to not have to worry whether my food wasn't 100% veggie.The food was a tad on the bland side for someome used to American Cuisine, but the tiramasu was possibly the best I've had!

Subject: 'Madrid Artemesia II and Estragon'
Posted by Guest on: Friday, July 01, 2005 at 04:11 AM PST
We were in Madrid in June and ate twice at Artemesia near Puerto del Sol. The food was great, satisfying and healthy, and the service very pleasant. We also enjoyed Estragon, but it was somewhat hard to find.

Subject: 'Artemisa vegetarian restaurant, Calle ventura vega'
Posted by Guest on: Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 04:21 AM PST
Estabamos en vacaciones en Madrid, fuimos 5 veces a este restaurant.
La comida muy rica y el precio no esta mal, pero un mesero era muy antipatico y e inutil .Nos quejamos a una mesera que era creemos la jefa de meseros y ella nos dio la excusa que el es un mesero muy bueno;pero que tiene problemas y luego el se nos acerco para decirnos que nunca nos habia tratrado mal y que el es asi de concentrado en su oficio .No volveremos mas al Restaurante.

Subject: 'Artemisa & Artemisa II'
Posted by Guest on: Monday, March 14, 2005 at 02:59 PM PST
I wholeheartedly agree with Jamey's comments about these two mostly-vegetarian restaurants. I didn't find them too "expensive," but they weren't cheap, no; more for the times when you want a good, healthy meal that makes you feel alive due to its preparation, service, and surroundings. I found both locations a welcome respite, traveling in & out of Madrid. IN FACT, any of the good Madrid restaurants on this page equal (or better) anything I found in California (which suffered from either too-casual prepping, a warmed-over-hippie culture, or were too beaucoup boutique & aimed at your wallet not your tastebuds). (You know what I mean....)

Subject: 'El Estragon and Artemisa'
Posted by Guest on: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 08:02 AM PST
El Estragon was really quite good and creative place. Food pretty good.
Artemisa and Artemisa II are not listed on HappyCow for some reason, but I highly recommend both of them. Very popular and nearly 100% vegetarian (a few meat dishes for non-veggie friends who might be along for the ride). Pretty expensive but well worth it. The original Artemisa (91 429 50 92) is at Ventura de la Vega, 4 (Sevilla Metro). It is small and often hard to get into. Artemisa II is their (larger) second restaurant and is near Puerta del Sol.

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