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Meson Cinco Jotas

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Plaza de Santa Ana 1, Madrid, Spain
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not the best Restaurant

Not overly impressed with this restaurant. The food was just about OK but overpriced. We ate outside but was constantly hassled by beggars. In the time we ate there I can count five times we were approached.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We wandered through the lanes after seeing an excellent Flamenco show nearby and were so glad we decided to eat here. In contrast to Plaza Major, the waiters do not attempt to pull you into their establishments so we just liked the relaxed atmosphere here. The Chef's special main course was a delicious tranche of Iberian pork, thickly sliced &... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very good tinto de verano, beer and tapas, relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of Plaza Santa Ana

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not overly impressed with this restaurant. The food was just about OK but overpriced. We ate outside but was constantly hassled by beggars. In the time we ate there I can count five times we were approached.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ate here twice--once for lunch and once for dinner. the restaurant was diagonally across from our hotel, Roommate Alicia. I started with the jamon iberico (18 euros i think)--they have many quality levels, but i got the most expensive and delicious. it was excellent. i also got the abondigas (meatballs) which was served over small fried potato cubes…i have... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I went to Cinco Jotas on my own on the last night of a business trip to Madrid. It is in the lovely Plaza Santa Anna which is a really buzzy square. On the night it was too cold to sit out in the plaza so I sat indoors. The restaurant is bright but traditional with lots of huge wine... More 

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Thank you for such a great evening the service was fantastic and the food amazing. We weeny sure about which wine to have so they let us try a glass of each one till we found the right one A great place to eat with friends great atmosphere and terrific service

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoyed our first meal here, tapas sitting in the winter sun. Perfect. The food was very special and it set us up for a great city break. You should come here at lunchtime when it is not so busy to eat, relax and enjoy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went there on the last night of my stay in Madrid, was within 5 minutes walking distance of my hotel. Had tapas menu, so the usual dry bread & small pack of picos was given. Had an order of onion soup which was a tad too salty for my taste, added pepper to temper it. Then had potato bravas, the... More 

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Sits in a picturesque little square which has a wealth of nice looking bars and restaurants (as do many of the surrounding streets). An absolutely perfect spot to while away the afternoon in the sunshine whilst drinking and eating plenty of their wonderful tapas. The Spanish omelette is the best I’ve ever had as they don’t overcook the egg so... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For those who really know and appreciate 5Js bellota ham, a must. There is not a lot to add to this. Order the bellota ham, the bellota ham croquettes. The tomato salad is a poem as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Santa Ana 1, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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Staying in Huertas

Neighborhood Profile
Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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