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Reviewed yesterday

Busy bars and restaurants ring this Plaza. Several open air establisments with table service where you can sit, eat, drink and people watch. By day kids and parents in the play area by night yuppies hustling bar to bar. A great spot with dozens of options for Tapa’s lovers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place we stumbled upon during our walks around Madrid. An easy relaxed pace..great restaurants..Madrid can be very busy and "rush rush". You can escape all that by visiting this plaza.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth making the journey to from Pueta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. It has a far more relaxing vibe a much better bars and restaurants.

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic plaza and so many surrounding streets full of bars and restaurants.
A more chilled out place than the non stop frenetic action of Malasaña.

Thank dicod712
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from the Plaza del Sol there is a plaza with many beautiful tapas, cool beer and surprisingly committed service. If you have had enough of the high pulse of Madrid, the Plaza Santa Ana is very well suited for relaxing, recharging your batteries and bringing one or the other beer to its destination - well, of course there is also good wine.

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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This plaza is a fantastic area to stop for food and drink when out exploring Madrid. Interesting plaza with a major theatre on one end and the nice hotel ME on the other. The hotel has a rooftop bar which is worth checking out.

Thank Ross R
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The plaza is surrounded with many restaurants with outdoor and indoor seating. Great people watching! We enjoyed several evenings sipping wine and eating tapas! Unfortunately, we had our phone stolen off the table by a person pretending to be a beggar. As in all of Madrid- watch your purse and phone!

Thank Bigfishkelly
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were there during the day so did not check out the night scene. There are many restaurants in this plaza and it is easy to get a quick bite, refreshments and do some people watching.

Thank SymnCwl
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very enjoyable plaza to stop for a meal or drinks. Definitely worth a visit to enjoy the plaza and scene.

Thank Ken Q
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Plaza de Santa Ana is an unusual, dress-down spot...As an ideal place for families—adjacent to cool plazas for adults, I’d give it a 4.5/5. It’s probably the best place for families to unwind and have a drink or meal, while watching their youngsters, far enough yet not too removed from major roads of access. Near Anton Martin metro station (off Calle de Atocha) at Matute is Calle de Las Huertas. It’s a good lane for strolling and finding cafes. From there, Calle de Principe immediately leads to a square (Plaza de Santa Ana); it’s flanked by Hotel Melia, with cafes and small fenced playground (!) at Teatro Espana. There’s a Flamenco and Italian restaurant, tapas and Spanish and even Hawaiian bars. Plaza de Santa Ana leads to hipster little Plaza Del Angel, from Metropolitan Palacio Spa to Ginger Restaurant. It’s sandwiched by bustling Plaza De Jacinta Benavente, where motorcycles and rented bikes are parked, facing Teatro Calderon (West Side Story)—the congested end of Calle Atocha. There is less to eat there, except fast food (deep fried or Subway), tapas, JamonFria, and Chinese beside the bookstore. At night, the nicer cars come out, as people emerge to strut their stuff. We ate on the side street, Calle de Principe, off Plaza de Santa Ana; it was quieter than the squares, then we took a stroll and had gelato (paid by visa) in Plaza de Jacinta Benavente. It was good to see families at play outside Teatro Espana, which was quiet until 9 before the evening performances. I would wear my bag on me if sitting on the crowded patios of Plaza del Angel, but otherwise, the area felt safe and vibrant. It’s better than Plaza de Juan Goytisolo at the other end of Calle Atocha, which is grittier and cheaper...so attracts both skateboarders and dog-owners in the evening. If you’re looking for a central place to relax, then Plaza de Santa Ana is a nice balance—not quite funk nor glamour.

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