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CubanWith friends

Borax

Average price €20
9.1/10
352 reviews

Free serviceInstant reservation

Restaurant menu

Average price €20 Special request

The chef recommends...

Ropavieja cubana con arroz, frijoles y yuca
€12.5
Vaca frita (filete de aleta de ternera a la plancha)
€12.5
Enchilada de camarones
€12.5

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 352 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. David G.
    David G.
    • one review
    10/10

    One of the best meals we had during our two week trip in Spain. The dishes reminded us of our favorite Cuban restaurant in Denver, Cuba Cuba. Great find!

  2. Marisa Y.
    Marisa Y.
    • 162 reviews
    8/10

    Muy bien.

  3. Maria J.
    Maria J.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Volveremos ☆☆☆☆☆

  4. Aristoteles F.
    Aristoteles F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really great Cuban food at a reasonable price. The service was very good.

  5. Jack N.
    Jack N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Authentic Cuban food. Every dish is distinctly flavored. Wonderful setting. Will definitely return for the ropa vieja!

  6. Sarah R.
    Sarah R.
    • 2 reviews
    5/10

    Our meal at Borax was a little disappointing. We decided to try this place because it had such high reviews on theFork app, but the food was mediocre. I wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable either. The service was good and the staff was friendly. With limited days in Madrid, I wish we had eaten somewhere else.

  7. Carlos L.
    Carlos L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Muy bien todo!!

  8. Luz P.
    Luz P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    La tarta de queso espectacular

  9. Bryan M.
    Bryan M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food (ropa vieja) was very flavorful, and the drinks were excellent and generous. Good value also.

  10. Irene S.
    Irene S.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Trato increible!

  11. Bruno M.
    Bruno M.
    • 40 reviews
    10/10

    Treatment was excellent! Very nice service! The waiters were wonderful. Food extremely authentic Latin American. The beans were amazing. Definitely recommend.

  12. Leah W.
    Leah W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious! Lovely service and ambience.

  13. Michelle B.
    Michelle B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Had a lovely meal at the Borax. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  14. Bjørn Ivar J.
    Bjørn Ivar J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, great service. The waiter made suggestions and helped us really enjoy ourselves.

  15. JESUS A.
    JESUS A.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Not excellent, but good enough

  16. Miguel Angel J.
    Miguel Angel J.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    La tarta de queso es sublime.

  17. Irene S.
    Irene S.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Atencion excelente! Una gozada !

  18. Amides P.
    Amides P.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    The restaurant is a little quiet place with warm and friendly staff who would make you feel at home. The food tastes and looks like home-made Cuban food. We were welcomed by Ariel and Laura, both really nice people. Ariel gave us a lot of tips regarding their week menus too. Good price for the portions as well... definitely recommended!

  19. Julio M.
    Julio M.
    • 15 reviews
    8.5/10

    Paladal en el centro del barrio de Chueca. Sabor cubano por los cuatro costados. Si comes una ropa vieja acompañado de un mojito del ron añejo te sentirás tocar el cielo!!! jejeje. El trato muy agradable. Repetiremos sin duda.

  20. Staci R.
    Staci R.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    This Cuban restaurant in Chueca is small but just right. The menu is limited, but everything we ordered was delicious. They did not have the cocktails listed on the menu (they were basic anyway) so we tried the Cuban beers instead - very good. The Tamal as a starter was terrific, large and tasty. For main plates, we had the huevos & vaca frita. Both were excellent. We were too full for dessert. The meal started with typical Spanish olives and bread - this was a distraction from the Cuban-ness of the rest of the meal. Will visit again!

More information

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 15:00 (excepto lunes)

Cena: de 20:00 a 23:00 (excepto lunes y domingo)

How to get to the restaurant

Calle Pelayo, 28, 28004, Madrid, Spain

Public transport

Metro Chueca (L5)

Directions to get there

Calle Fuencarral, Chueca, City center, Justicia

About the restaurant

El restaurante Borax es un viaje de ida y vuelta entre paladares y la isla de Cuba que se emplaza en el madrileño barrio de Chueca. De hecho, lo puedes encontrar fácilmente al salir de la boca de metro que lleva el nombre de esta singular barriada de la capital española.

Utilizando productos de temporada y, sobre todo, de calidad, el restaurante Borax reproduce la esencia del sabor cubano. Platos como Revuelto de trigueros y setas, Tomate relleno de atún sobre salsa de salmorejo, Salmón a los sésamos con salsa de naranja, Cerdo asado y yuca en su punto y Ropa vieja, tamal y arroz son algunas de sus mejores versiones.

La Tarta Tatín casera es un lujo para los más golosos que pone un punto y seguido a tu experiencia en el restaurante Borax. Sí, seguido. Y es que el final merece ser protagonizado por su ron añejo de importación y excelentes mojitos y daiquiris. ¿Preparado para viajar a Cuba?

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