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El Anciano Rey de los Vinos

Address: Calle de Bailen, 19, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
Phone Number: 915 595 332
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Ranked #177 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Madrid, Spain
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great place for an aperitifs & tapas across the Almudena Cathedral in the heart of historic Madrid. Packed on Sundays, but you’ll always find standing space along its long bar. We’ve been here three times in the last few months with family and friends. And the service has always been friendly and efficient. There’s also a small dining room at... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
94 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We loved it when we asked for two glasses of white wine and, with it, came a sequence of side dishes (sardines on toast, potatoes in aioli sauce, cured olives, tortillas) that really constituted a dinner on their own. The waiter was efficient and very friendly and the cuenta came to the absurd total of... 5 euros!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We happened to see this place on the way to visit El Palacio Real and, as a receptionist at a hotel recommended a nice glass of vermouth to warm our insides, decided to stop back after visiting the palace to see if we couldn't brush off a bit of the chilly day. The waiters were very friendly in handing us... More 

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16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Part 3 of our tour around Madrid taverns included a short stop on this one. Although the staff wasn't that friendly, the beer was good and so were the tapas - what more do you want? :D

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

While the location of this bar is lovely, across from the cathedral and down from the palace, the waiter for the outside tables was rude. Our Spanish companions were insulted and said this was the second time they had received such service; they will not return. One of our party went inside (to use the toilets) and commented that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

A friend and I spent a couple of hours sitting at the outside tables of El Anciano Rey de los Vinos drinking beer and watching people walk by. It was enjoyable and relaxing following rather intense sight seeing activities. The service was good and the beer was cold. Too, the complimentary snacks provided were appreciated. This casual restaurant is ideally... More 

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