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Cafe Central

Plaza del Angel 10, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 369 41 43
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Ranked #9 of 815 Nightlife in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Activities: Dining
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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28 reviews 28 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Camelford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is an intimate cafe concert venue that always (every night) has good music. I saw a fantastic Spanish folk band, full of atmosphere, plenty of people dancing, and all for 16 euros. Spanish theatre is also incredidibly cheap.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Gorgeous architecture, a great setting for a really good performance by the Pablo M Caminero quintet. Terrific music, well informed and appreciative audience and great tapas made for a memorable evening.

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