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Cerveceria Sol Mayor

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Calle Postas 5 | 34 91 521 72 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 72 18
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Here they work! I really enjoyed the food, and the charisma and professionalism of the team. Very Spanish 👏

Thank Davidpnie
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is a tapas bar with the look of a uk fish and chip shop. Lots of stainless steel surfaces. The squid rings in a roll were great. The anchovies looked fantastic. Fast noisy service. Lots of shouting through to the kitchen. Eat at the bar counter or on a little seat around the edge. Really liked it.

Thank AlDearle
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 28, 2016

There are those who come to Madrid and stick to the touristy restaurants and bars on famous plazas and streets in search of an authentic cultural experience. Then there are those savvier visitors who venture into this magnificent place: Cerveceria Sol Mayor. I first stumbled upon this hidden gem ten years ago while studying abroad in Madrid. Ever since, I... More 

1 Thank John V
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Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there after hours of shopping Great local calamari sandwich place if u r looking for sth quick and yummy :) plus it is retty cheap overall !!

Thank Sera S
Sierra Vista
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stopped in here because it looked spacious yet authentic. Had a cold beer and some great pescado adobado (fried fish nuggets) with a huge lemon. Really friendly staff. Would recommend again in a heartbeat.

Thank Matthew F
Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We came to this shop after a long and exhausted sightseeing on the last Sunday. We planned to go Museo de Jamons however, they were too crowded. Passed by this cafe, they were full of people, however, we were attracted by their big photo of "deep fried squids burger" We tried our best to order the food, as we completely... More 

Thank Oystermo
Warsaw, Poland
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817 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I agree with previous opinion - the true spirit of the Madrid eateries can be found here. It's U-shaped counter is full of tapas to choose from, the waiters are working behind it - filling glasses, serving food and loudly shouting the orders to the kitchen. Bocadillo with fried squids seems to be the favourite among locals. We tried some... More 

1 Thank KrisD_pl
Lisbon, Portugal
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Between Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, you can fin a street of tipical spanish bars. Cerveceria Sol Mayor it's one of them. Here you can not expect to take a seat and spend some peaceful time enjoying your meal as in a restaurant... No... Here it's to feel the truly spanish spirit. Standing take a bocadillo de calamares (sandwich... More 

Thank AnaMaria-Lisbon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Postas 5 | 34 91 521 72 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 72 18

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
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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