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Cafe Central

#10 of 887 Nightlife in Madrid
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Address: Plaza Angel 10, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 369 41 43
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12:30 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 2:30 am
Fri 12:30 pm - 3:30 am
Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 am

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Great time - even without the music

We stopped in to have a light dinner & wine. The music wasn't going yet, but our table was comfortable, and the service was good. Service in Spain is different, not bad, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
goharris
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Denmark
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly don't get why Cafe Central isn't categorized as a cafe or at least not an attraction. Anyways, we had the pleasure of enjoying King Solomon Hicks on a hot summer evening. I had never experienced a jazz concert before, but if this what it's like I'm going sometime soon again. Not only the music, but the atmosphere within... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with this Art Deco jazz cafe, along from Plaza Mayor and just before Plaza de Santa Ana. You need to get there before 7pm or 11pm when the music starts, as space is limited. They offer different bands and styles but we took 'pot luck' and were very pleased. 13 euro's per person. Beforehand we ate... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

If I was the owner of this cafe, I would be extremely dissatisfied at how my staff treated its customers. Working in the hospitality industry in Australia it is essential that staff are friendly and helpful toward all its customers especially tourists. This was not the case here. We were made to feel extremely unwelcome. We ordered coffee, which was... More 

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Thank Ross D
Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We stopped in to have a light dinner & wine. The music wasn't going yet, but our table was comfortable, and the service was good. Service in Spain is different, not bad, but different. If you're not used to it, (we weren't at first), it seems off-putting. We had no complaints here. The wine and food were very good &... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant can be good, but not the services. We were waiting cca half hour on the terrace and nobody cames to us to take order! Only one person for terrace is not enought.

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Thank Iveta S
Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Looks like typical place to stop for a drink if you are a tourist. Better to stay at the interior if you want to enjoy decoration which is very well preserved keeping all elements to make you feel like in the old time Madrid. Not very expensive

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Around Plaza Santa Ana, you will find Cafe Central where live Jazz music could enhance your night experience while in Madrid.

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Thank R P
Pasadena, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The reasonably priced tickets for a live jazz band and extremely well priced wine. The only complaint (as you have in many city establishments) is the tight, uncomfortable seating. I'm 6'1, 165 lbs, and would have been in trouble if I had more weight on me. I'd definitely go back again.

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Thank Walt S
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

My husband and I decided to see the jazz show here our last night in Madrid and we are so happy we did! We made advanced reservations based on the other recommendations on here. They seat you with other people to fill up seats but we ended up meeting a very lovely couple this way. We also ordered dinner which... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

A great place for an afternoon drink – super lounge atmosphere, indeed relaxed with jazz music. Original interior. Friendly, English speaking staff. We also had lunch which also was a positive experience.

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Staying in Huertas

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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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