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Cafe Central

Plaza del Angel 10, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 369 41 43
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Ranked #11 of 813 Nightlife in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Activities: Dining
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 2:30 am
Fri 12:30 pm - 3:30 am
Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 am

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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We are staying around the block from Cafe Central when we were walking back to our apartment from a day of shopping I stopped in to ask, in my broken Spanish,what time the music started. The waiter I spoke with advised me not to come. I asked why and he explained that tonight's songs would all be sung in Spanish... More 

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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Jazz shows frequently throughout the week. Make a reservation ahead of time if you want a table, or to even get in the door as the queue starts early. Loved the evening listening to the Ben Sidran Quartet. I hear there have some recent law changes that might close this classic location - I hope the rumors aren't true. Call... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Again I have done the research of where to go in the evening in Madrid before we went and found this jazz bar. One night we got there about 10pm thinking it was the right time but the performance had already started and it was full, they stopped more people from going in. So we decided to go back another... More 

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Emerald Hills, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have been there before and made it a point to return. Again, we heard great jazz in a wonderful old building and comfortable setting with a great bar. We did not eat here but good food was available judging from those around me. This place is often visited by great music artists. Make reservations in advance, a must.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We sat in the little square enjoying a drink, the pub though had music on live, which is great, we were however entertained by the film crew doing some location filming. Pity we won't see the finished product as it is unlikely we'll see it on British TV.

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Seinajoki, Finland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a lunch in Cafe Central. We liked a food and service, that was very good and I think it´s not so common in Madrid. I recommend This place.

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Bray, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really enjoyed our evening, great music, good value. Didn't know the jazz artists before we booked, but they were absolutely wonderful. Make sure you book on time so you have good seats facing the stage.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Something completly different. The typical Spanish bar with a twist and a great jazz live performance. Excellent to buy Drinks and enjoy a different kind of show.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Cafe Central is a famous jazz bar in Madrid, lauded by Downbeat magazine (a huge recognition). We saw the Julian Maeso Cuarteto and they were fabulous. The room is small, intimate, and possesses seriously good acoustics. This place is 5-stars for its music. However, after paying our 11 Euro cover charge and settling in at the table they gave us,... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Cafe central is a classic live music bar, some shows may be a little odd for you if you dont like salsa but the real deal on Central is when local artist play. I had the chance to see Javier Ruibal, the place was crowded by in the best way possible, just an amazing night of drinks food and great... More 

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