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Gran Cafe de Madrid

#840 of 7,520 Restaurants in Madrid
#898 of 7,751 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Centro
French, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro
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Calle Mayor, 45 | Bar, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 90 99
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: A unique place in the historical center of the capital. We open our place...
A unique place in the historical center of the capital. We open our place with breakfast, from 08:00 to 12:30. At lunchtime, Menu of the Day for 10/12 €, from 13:00 to 17:00. In the evenings we offer a wide range of national and international beers on tap or bottles, wines and other typical drinks, accompanied by "Tapas" and delicious dishes from our restaurant's menu. In the night you can enjoy a great variety of Coffees, Teas 100% Natural, Hot Chocolates, Cocktails and Long Drinks of prestigious brands.
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the friendliest staff around

We didn't really get to eat as my sisters and I came around here for a few beers. Our server, Silvia, is one of the nicest ever.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Paranaque, Philippines
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had read about this restaurant on Tripadvisor and wanted to eat here at some point during my Madrid trip. Happens that we walked by it on our first day and were hungry so my husband and I went in for a bite to eat. They had a 10 euro lunch special which include one drink, one app, one entree,... More 

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London
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good choice of beers, friendly staff, free wifi, great location. Quirky furnishings. All in all a great place to have a drink.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We didn't really get to eat as my sisters and I came around here for a few beers. Our server, Silvia, is one of the nicest ever.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have just returned from at trip to Madrid. Our apartment was in Plaza Mayor which is very close to the Gran Café de Madrid. We ate in the café twice during our stay. The menu of the day is great value. Choice of starter and main is varied and of good quality especially when you consider the price. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have just got back from Madrid and we had lunch at the Gran Cafe a couple of times . Their 10euro lunch menu , I think it is served 12 - 17.00 , is a bargain . Generally a choice of 4 starters and 4 mains , desert/coffee and a drink . The staff were excellent with us with... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very disappointing experience. The staff were really unpleasant to us. My husband and I travel internationally about 12 weeks a year. This place came highly recommended. It was an utter disappointment. The food was just average - steak and fish. First, they did not offer us the Pre Fixed menu. We had to ask and when we did the waiter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

in rainy sunday me and my friend stoped here to eat. they have daily menu 12€ - 2 meals, one drink, bread and coffe or dessert. It was taste but to much sald for me and pommes frites was made in old oil. generaly big meal in good prices close to city center but it was my first and last... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have been in this bar three times now over a period of 2 years. The barman remembered us from the first time we went in, and chatted to us as if we were old friends. We enjoyed a couple of drinks and ate here, the food is ok, I don't know what people expect for the price, it isn't... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Some people must be very fussy as they really pan this bar. Ok it is small and traditional, but it is what we wanted, 3 draft beers decent wine and a decent selection of food. It wasn't cordon bleu, but that isn't what you expect from tapas. Give it a try.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It the first time we comment food in the internet but it was so bad that we want to warn the others. We use this portal to comment it because they were using stickers "Recommended by Triip Advisor" and to some extension it drove our choice. First of all we want to emphasize that we do not find ourself particularly... More 

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Additional Information about Gran Cafe de Madrid

Address: Calle Mayor, 45 | Bar, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 42 90 99
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 13
Cuisine: French, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Mayor, 45 | Bar, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 90 99

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 13
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro

Description

A unique place in the historical center of the capital. We open our place with breakfast, from 08:00 to 12:30. At lunchtime, Menu of the Day for 10/12 €, from 13:00 to 17:00. In the evenings we offer a wide range of national and international beers on tap or bottles, wines and other typical drinks, accompanied by "Tapas" and delicious dishes from our restaurant's menu. In the night you can enjoy a great variety of Coffees, Teas 100% Natural, Hot Chocolates, Cocktails and Long Drinks of prestigious brands.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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