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El Riojano

Calle Mayor 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 44 82
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pastry” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“lady fingers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Mayor 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed August 20, 2016

Madrid has a handful of pastry shops that have been in business for hundreds of years. My husband and I made it a point to visit them all, and this one was the best of the best! The coffee is superb, the food is excellent,...More

2  Thank jessphillips814
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I went for breakfast several times. Friendly place plus delicious pastry, I tried lots of different ones each morning. Old fashioned and simply lovely place.

Thank TravelsFromAtoZ
Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had breakfast at this cafe most days. Excellent tea and croissants. We had had the occasional sneaky delicious cakes theer some afternoons

Thank jevs01
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Ignore the coffee. Ignore the pretty cakes. Order a hot chocolate. Order some "bizcochos de soletilla" (a cake-like lady finger pastry). Sit. Dip the biscuit into the chocolate. Breathe, relax, and enjoy. By far the most decadent, delicious part of my time in Madrid. Thank...More

2  Thank Kait414
Reviewed May 19, 2016

It is really beautiful inside, and it remindes one of the great cafe's at Vienna, Prague or Budapest. However, the resemblance is only superficial. The coffee just isn't good and so was the CremeSchnitt (Mille Feuilles). Maybe we should have ordered some Spanish specialty, But...More

1  Thank Oded A
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

This cute patisserie and cafe is always on my to do list whenever I'm in Madrid. At the front of shop I drool over the beautiful stock of chocolates, cakes, patisserie presented in antique counter displays. The staff are helpful in explaining all the flavours...More

1  Thank IanJuan
Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

They have sweet "roscones" and other pastries. Very good place for breakfast. It was so good I took one home with me on an 8hr flight.

1  Thank jett2712
Reviewed December 10, 2015

It is impossible to choose what you want at this bakery, as the options are endless, so maybe worth knowing what you are looking for before you arrive. Traditional Spanish bakery with lots of flakey and fresh pastries and cakes ready to eat, a large...More

Thank frazadoodl
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Founded in 1855. Very friendly service, great hot chocolate - thick Madrid style. Delicious pastries. You know you have to leave and do other things, eat other things, but you want to stay.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I love this place...I visited twice while in Madrid. Sweet treats galore and the perfect coffee. You can sit down and eat your confections or get them to go. Just stare into the delicious filled cases and point if you can't speak Spanish. I asked...More

Thank Nikki T
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mayor 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 44 82
  • E-mail
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