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Croche Cafetin

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Plaza San Lorenzo 6, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I work in the area frequently and always go to this Bar for at least 2 off the nights when I am there. It is cross between a bar and a restaurant. You can have very good tapas or order from a full menu. If you are just having a drink the accompanying tapas is very good. Spain in not... More 

Thank iansobrave
Tres Cantos, Spain
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

OK nice décor if art déco is your thing. Shoking prices for nothing special. Walk a bit further! Not child friendly. Hot chocolate and desert 10 euros per person.

Thank basnong
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I have been to this restaurant / bar several time s before we go on somewhere else. It is a lovely friendly bar with both good food ( only tried the tapas) and service. I will go one night and try the main menu

Thank fat_wardy
Rome, Italy
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We went there after lunch to have a coffee. Everything looks delicious. We tried some cakes, ice cream and coffee, they were all excellent with the quality. The place looks very elegant. It can be a little bit too dark sometimes as the atmosphere is very old style but still enjoyable.

Thank Altug71
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have never met waiters more rude than the ones at Croche. Not at all helpful, condescending (as if they were the kings of Spain - actually one of our waiters would have been the king of Morocco - but I'm sure the most Diva of royalty would have treated us better the low-lives at this place). The food was... More 

Thank Notto B
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

After very good but expensive dinners in restaurants in the surrounding, this was the place where we really enjoyed an excellent simple dinner of 'tapas' that one could share without embarrassment, accompanied by great wines as good as served in the earlier referred to eating houses. I'll be glad to go back, if only for the ambiance!

Thank Humphrey B
Nottingham, England
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166 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped for an afternoon beer and tapas. Slightly expensive at €3.90 for a bottle of Mahou and €10.50 for a plate of ham croquettes, but pleasant service and the food was nice.

Thank betterthanwork
El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

order a drink in this lovely establishment and you'll be served with a great tapa although you don't get a choice. There are plenty of nibbles too - crisps or nuts. The drink might seem a bit steep on price but as I said the tapa is pretty good. The atmosphere is also great and theservice is professional and friendly.

Thank Richard P
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

A very good place to take a cup of cava or a wine! The menu is very classic, but tasty. Perfect for the people who are new in the zone

Thank Екатерина М
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The lighting and decor are what make this cafe special, and there's a good range of cocktails, coffees etc. There are also magic shows downstairs on Friday nights.

Thank Hannah D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Lorenzo 6, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Phone Number: 918905282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?