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El Anciano Rey de los Vinos

Calle de Bailen, 19, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
915 595 332
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Ranked #27 of 814 Nightlife in Madrid
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Madrid, Spain
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
71 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Portugal
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16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Texas
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735 reviews 735 reviews
198 attraction reviews
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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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