Crucina Restaurante

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Calle del Divino Pastor 30, Madrid, Spain, 28004

Fully raw organic cuisine restaurant. Desserts and specialties include tiramisu and moussaka. All vegan except for honey. Open Mon-Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm, Mon-Thu 8:00pm-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:00pm-12:00am, Sun 1:00pm-4:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, Western, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Honey

49 Reviews

First Review by mim

The best vegan dining in town - Edit

A wonderful experience, not just great food. The chef and the staff explain how the dishes are prepared, they give suggestions and are generally extremely friendly and helpful. It's a proper restaurant (not a burger joint), which seems rare. I think I've tried all the items on their menu, and none disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Excelente - Edit

Un delicia de platos, auténtica referencia del Raw Vegan

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Excelente - Edit

Alta cocina crudivegana, elaboracion fresca y al momento,exquisito, ideal para deleitarse sin prisa

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Good raw food - Edit

Quite and nice restaurant. Raw food , everything tasty and healthy . Good quality . A little bit pricey

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Dinner Tasting Menu 8th Sept 2016 - Edit

My partner and I visited for dinner on a Thursday night. The restaurant has recently been refurbished and was beautifully intimate with low lighting. We had the tasting menu which was simply stunning from beginning to end; a lightly dressed salad, moussaka, lasagna, meatballs followed by tiramisu, all accompanied by white wine and mineral water. The food was beautifully presented, suitably paced and did not disappoint. Flavours were complex, with varied and subtle use of herbs and spices - a real treat for the tastebuds. The two signature dishes (moussaka and tiramisu) were simply divine. It is easy to understand why they are gaining cult status at Crucina. I highly recommend this restaurant, a real 'Jewel in the Crown' of raw vegan restaurants.
A special thank you to the proprietors for assisting us with getting a taxi back to our hotel.

Pros: Decor, Service, Raw Vegan Options

Cons: Limited Wine List

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Innovative raw food - Edit

Tasty raw vegan restaurant. The food is outstanding, flavorful, nicely presented and well conceived. The restaurant by itself is quite dark and wine offerings can improve. Service is friendly.

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Raw veg gourmet - Edit

100% raw, mostly vegan (ask for bee honey use in some desserts).

Be prepared to a unique food experience. The chef will be happy to explain every dish.

Don't miss the quiche, the vegan "cheese" assortment. But, most of all, allow the chef to guide you.

A bit expensive with respect to other vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Madrid. Anyhow, it's price for value.

Also offers unexpensive daily menu for lunch.

Pros: Gourmet

Cons: Expensive

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amazing place - Edit

amazing food, some of the best i have ever had! soooo good! thumbs up

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5+ - Edit

A little quiet for a Saturday evening, but the food was delicious. The staff were friendly and genuine, the chef was knowledgable and passionate when personally presenting all dishes to the customers. I had a three course, all dishes were excellent, but the lasagna was the highlight for me :-)

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Simply The Best - Edit

My wife and I visited last week and this place is the vegan equivalent of a 3 start Michelin. We had the sampler menu which went from strength to strength. Every dish was a revelation in ingenuity and tasty combinations that made our pallets sing and our hearts & spirit soar.

For me the lasagne was of particularl mention and more ranks as the best dish I've ever tasted (vegan or not). Each layer had its own flavour of perfection and delicacy, but combined they rose to a new level of taste experience that challenged what can be achieved in a kitchen.

I'd be a Cretin if I did not also mention the chocolate mousse. This is the smoothest velvety mouse if tried since turning vegan and tasted far better than anything succeeded in making with our without egg. So good that I had to use a finger to scoop out every last bit.

The price might be the highest among the Madrid vegan options - but if you like food it is well worth the journey in its own. Crucina is a temple to food and exhibits divinity in the kitchen - a must go!

Pros: A taster menu to live for, the lasagna, the chocolate mousse

Cons: located in Madrid, not in London

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Good vegan raw food - Edit

I've only tried the menu of the day but it was very good: a very nice salad with an interesting dressing, tasty raw zucchini noodles with pesto sauce and a yummy chocolate mousse as a dessert. Good price, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. I want to go back to try the rest of the menu.

Pros: Good menu of the day

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Closed For Summer? - Edit

To my big disappointment this lovely restaurant was closed when i arrived, while according to the opening hours it should have been open. :'(

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tiger1w0 27 Jul 2015 - Hello friend,you found it closed cause they are on holidays now in summer.
Greetings .  


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tiger1w0 27 Jul 2015 - Hello friend it was closed cause they are on holidays now in the summer. Greetings  


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Brilliant! - Edit

Try the raw vegan mousaka , a real treat!

Pros: Delicious

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mixed feelings - Edit

On the one hand the dishes are lovingly prepared and are visually stunning. There are some really interesting taste sensations. And it is obviously a statement/event restaurant with a proprietor who is passionate about this food. But ... too many of the basic flavours were repeated; raw food does not have to mean small portions and, ultimately it was unsatisfying as a meal unless you spend quite a lot of money. Tax is added after the menu price - we paid 47 euro for three dishes and one drink. (We arrived at 8.10pm without booking, were told our choice would be limited; but the restaurant was empty and we followed the proprietor's suggestions so we don't think this is mis-representing our experience.)

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i would bring it home! - Edit

i had a 3-meals feast, plus the dessert: I started with spinach/ avocado soup, passed nori roles, devoured zucchini/ portobello hamburger, and ended up with tiramisu. looking back, i cannot single out the best of what i had. it was all very delicious, tasty, filling and healthy. i really felt like feeding my cells by antioxidants and vitamins. the place is precious and i am sorry i have not something similar back home in split... of course that dishes are a bit pricey, but i would pay even more for such raw food delicacies :)

Pros: wonderful staff, fresh and healthy food, easy to find

Cons: bit pricy, interior would need some style revising

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Incredible, fantástico! ! - Edit

A restaurant that is a just a treasure.
No words can explain one of the our most amazing dinner we had last night.
After the 30 min you just forget you are in a raw food restaurant , we realised that is a Top restaurant offering crazy food, so gourmet, tasty , natural with high quality ingredients.
Meeting the Greek chef/owner is just a mind blowing experience ,I've never seen a man so passionate for what he does , we met a guy like him in Australia ,Sydney a raw chef, these guys are changing the world.BTW book a table cause it's a bit hard to find a table, we had to wait 20 min but really worth it.
Thanks and kudos for the experience.
Updated from previous review on Thursday May 22, 2014

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HANDS DOWN THE BEST RAW FOOD RESTAURANT. - Edit

Ladies and gentlemen we'd probably found the best restaurant that offers one of the most amazing raw food on planet.
Make sure you get the raw creamy and full of flavor tiramisu and a slice of the greek apple pie the chef and owner is greek that's the reason you can eat the raw vegan mousaka which blows anything similar, fantastic.
This is how a raw food restaurant should be.

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Not Vegan - Edit

We had a tasting menu, everything was awesome until the dessert came and had honey in it. The waiter told me that the concept of veganism in the states is different. No idea what he was trying to bring up, maybe for this restaurant bees have no moral value.

Cons: Not Vegan

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nojvegan 18 Nov 2014 - well said. at least they should highlight that the dish contains honey. It is hard to trust places that aren't 100% vegan  


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Not as good as expected - Edit

Went here for dinner and was somewhat disappointed. The staff were lovely. I think it is not just expensive but overpriced for many items considering they also add on tax at the end for example almost 11 euros for a miso soup and almost 8 euro for a smoothie.

We had fresh juices which were good and then nachos as starter to share which were beautifully presented but a little lacklustre. The raw 'corn chips' did not quite do it for me, they were too thin and chewy and it simply came with a pretty standard guacamole (it was very nice and fresh) but it was just missing something over all. This cost around 12 euro and was small.

I had the Moussaka for main on recommendation of the owner which I did not enjoy much. It was really rich and fatty with a brazil nut/avocado base and a macadamia nut cream on top it was really just mushy and had no texture to it at all. It was really small but I couldn't have eaten any more of it. It had WAY TOO MUCH nutmeg.

My partner chose the Greek style stuffed courgettes with tomato and basil cheese which was fresh and filled her for a main and she enjoyed the flavours. It was very beautifully presented and you could tell a lot of work was put in to preparing it.

We skipped dessert as there were only two options and one of them (Baklava) had honey in it. Came to 56 euro total.

It was too nut based for me as many raw restaurants can be and I left unsatisfied like I hadn't had a balanced meal.

Pros: Friendly service, Food presentation

Cons: Overpriced, Average ambience, Uses honey

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Truly feel good raw food restaurant - Edit

As the only raw food restaurant in Spain worth a visit already.
The location is nice, a bit away from the centre, nice ambience.

The menu looks great, I wish I could try everything on it! The stuff are willing to describe each dish and everything we had tasted amazing. The cooking sounds form the kitchen (e.g. whizzing of the blenders!) were amusing! :) The food doesn't leave you heavy and there's definitely something about having this raw, living food in you -- that really charges up your day. Highly recommended.

Pros: Raw

Cons: Pricey, but worth it!

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Delicious and Beautiful - Edit

As the only raw vegan restaurant in all of Spain, Crucina does a wonderful job of serving delicious and beautiful dishes.

Pros: taste, presentation, location

Cons: a little pricey

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excelent raw food - Edit

I m green chef and I can sugested these restaurant!
Tasty and not hevy food ( do not contet too much nuts)
Realy great!

Pros: light food, atmosphere

Cons: nothing

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Amazing - Edit

Absolutely outstanding, best raw vegan food I have ever tasted. Quite expensive but totally worth it!

Pros: Excelled food, friendly staff, Nice ambiance

Cons: Expensive

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Yummo! - Edit

I'm not generally into the raw scene and ended up going here because another place (Bar Kunin) was not open when it was supposed to be. Thank you serendipity; this was my fave in Madrid.

I had 2 mains - the nachos and lasagna - and both were well presented and tasty. (I like to eat and one main may be enough for more normal eaters). I also had a "strawberry pie" which was more like a mousse but it was superb and I don't normally even like mousse. I wish I had more stomach space to try more while I was there. If I could get raw like this all the time then I'd be happy to be raw all the time.

The host/owner George was also most affable with an interesting story.

It was possibly a little pricey compared to other places in Madrid but I don't think there is anything unfair with the prices - you get what you pay for.



Pros: All vegan., Excellent food., Might even be healthy!

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TheVeganOfAus 27 May 2013 - BTW: Some people report honey. The host told me it is definitely not bee vomit but that their their agave has a trade name with "honey" in it.  


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Best food in Madrid - Edit

Crucina knows flavor and texture. Everything i tried was the top of its class.

This high quality comes at a price: Ordering a la carte, a meal consisting of starter, main course, and drink would total over 30 euros. I found the juices and smoothies to be a bit too expensive.

Fortunately, they offer a menú del día, which delivers fantastic value at 13 euros for a starter/salad, main course, and dessert. I highly recommend it.

There is also a tasting menu for 45 euros, which would be a royal treat for those who can afford it.

The ambiance is warm, light, and pleasant, and the service was friendly.

Very highly recommended.

Pros: highest quality food, 100% vegan and raw/lo-temp, menú del día is great value

Cons: a la carte options are pricey, juices and smoothies too expensive

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AliceW 16 Jun 2013 - Damn! Wish I'd known about the special menu - my starter main and dessert broke in at 38E (including tip) - also to warn others the 10% tax didn't seem to be included in the menu price. Having said that the meal was well made and interesting - in fact I plan to go back tomorrow!  


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Best restaurant I've ever been to - Edit

Europe flagship raw food restaurant its got to be Crucina,we were yesterday there and we just loved the food ,tasty and sooooooooo fresh ,the owner is greek so he create this greek desert baklaba which was absolutely delisious OMG.
The restaurant was almost full which is nice to see that so many people in Madrid are really in to healthy food .

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For a single visit... - Edit

This raw (max cooked at 170 Farenheit) vegetarian and vegan food must to be visited once to know the crudivegan food. For a meal es very expensive for the small rations served. Serves honey (therefore is not vegan).

Pros: Small rations

Cons: Expensive

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