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Cafe Olmo

Calle del Olmo, 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
0034911301859
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Ranked #218 of 6,466 restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Café and tapas bar, where the tapa comes free with each beer, wine or soft drink, and you can choose from a list of different tapas. There are options for vegetarians and vegans. There are also "raciones" (larger dishes or dishes to share), breakfasts and and spirits. Good quality food and drink at very affordable prices, in a friendly and clean atmosphere.Local artists hold exhibitions here.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint James, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

A great place for a few drinks and tasty tapas! The flame cooked chorizo was particularly interesting. Very reasonably priced as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Crowded with people, very busy. The free tapas were tasty, very small though (but for free). There was almost no choice. The paid tapas ware not very tasty. We took the goat cheese and capreza salad.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

First of all, this is a cafe, not a proper restaurant. That being said, the food (cooked by the owner) is fantastic. With a glass of beer you get a tapa. The ox tail stew is gorgeous. The place is small (four tables), but let's call that intimate. A very warm ambiance and every month there is a photography and... More

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madrid
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Do not expect a Michelin-star restaurant. This is bar but a very original one at that. Caña (small glass of beer) is 1.4 Euros and includes a tapa to choose from a list. We tasted four of them and all were very good. I cannot think of a place were you can have 4 beers and 4 quality tapas for... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Alcohol is cheap they do give you a free tapas but not out of this world. Very reasonable. Mi wouldn't make a special trip to go back

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great way to spend the afternoon. Friendly staff, great tapas and setting and free tapas with every drink. You could even choose your tapas !

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Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Nice bar to spend a lazy day in Madrid. Nice and free tapas, a rarity in Madrid it seems. Relaxed ambience with young English speaking owners. A more authentic taste of Madrid.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We found this tapas bar on trip advisor - having then walked to find it on Monday night we were disappointed to find them closed (as it turns out many places close Sun and Mon night - be warned!). Being honest we nearly didn't go back again - but we are SO glad we did. Owners are friendly (english speaking)... More

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Liverpool
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We went here twice on our holiday - both times we found it very relaxing and chilled out with good music and friendly service. The drinks are reasonably priced and the free tapas is delicious. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I stumbled across this place whilst in madrid, which I would recommend. Reasonably priced, good beer and the bonus of free tapas which were a generous size and tasty as well. I found it was very welcoming with a good atmosphere and worth a stop off if you're in the area.

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