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Meson Cinco Jotas

Plaza de Santa Ana 1, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #3,245 of 6,461 restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Watch your bill. They try to charge you for things that you have not ordered and this place is very expensive to begin with. The food was not that good. It was cold and they even brought us stuff that we had not ordered. Go somewhere else.

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

This is the first time I have ever felt taken advantage of as a British tourist in any European city. The restaurant was nearly empty compared to the bustle across the street (we should have taken more notice of this!). The food was unpleasant and basic (mayonnaise on patatas bravas instead of sauce?). My steak was full of fat and... More

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Alicante, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Service is just awful, they took away 5 olives when we asked for some chips instead, it took ages to get them to take the command and later to be served(15 mins to get a fruit platter as dessert) and on top of it, although food is tasteful, rations are minimal and scarce, bordering cheapness in them. Not a place... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have to admit that I am surprised reading some of the negative reviews about this place on here. After looking to go into Lateral and seeing that it was packed we decided to walk across the plaza and give this place a shot. While they were also busy the service was friendly and adequate as we didn't have to... More

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Javea, Spain
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This restaurant/cafe situated at the upper corner of Plaza Santa Ana has outdoor cafe and in the month of January the outdoor heaters were a welcome addition., It was lovely setting!

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Dumfries, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

As other reviews stated, the service is terrible. You get the feeling they don't want or need your business. Waited 10 minutes to get a Coke while my husband's beer came right away. After 10 more minutes we figured we'd need to ask for a menu. The attitude from the server when I tried to use my basic Spanish to... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place opens earlier than any other in Plaza de Santa Ana and offers a good selection of spanish hams and cheeses, freshly squeezed juices and good coffee.

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Madrid
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86 reviews 86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

After trying great places in Santa Ana like Lateral, we decided to try something different (although we did see that Cinco Jotas rarely got as many customers as Lateral or others). The entire evening was a disaster. The service is very rude, even more than normal in Spain and the staff is clearly unprofessional as they dropped a fork on... More

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Manchester
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Initial service - slow. Waiter - unfriendly. Glass of wine - very small. 3 of 4 dishes - average. Final dish - cold. Waiter - now even more unfriendly. Wait for the bill - 20 minutes. Cost - overpriced. Return - never! If you are in the region of Plaza de Santa Ana and want a quality, reasonably priced lunch... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The worst service I have ever had. We sit in one of the tables outside in Santa Ana square and I just couldn't believe the waiters' behaviour. They didn't say a single word to us during the whole lunch (I speak Spanish btw) not even a smile, they were just rude and made us feel really uncomfortable. They brought 3... More

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