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“As advertised!”
Review of Cafe Olmo - CLOSED

Cafe Olmo
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Lavapies
Description: Café and tapas bar, where the tapa comes free with each beer, wine or soft drink, and you can choose from a list of different tapas. There are options for vegetarians and vegans. There are also "raciones" (larger dishes or dishes to share), breakfasts and and spirits. Good quality food and drink at very affordable prices, in a friendly and clean atmosphere.Local artists hold exhibitions here.
Saint James, New York
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“As advertised!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

A great place for a few drinks and tasty tapas! The flame cooked chorizo was particularly interesting. Very reasonably priced as well.

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1 Thank Todd K
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small and nice tapas bar. ”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Crowded with people, very busy. The free tapas were tasty, very small though (but for free). There was almost no choice. The paid tapas ware not very tasty. We took the goat cheese and capreza salad.

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1 Thank Sophie137
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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little joint”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

First of all, this is a cafe, not a proper restaurant. That being said, the food (cooked by the owner) is fantastic. With a glass of beer you get a tapa. The ox tail stew is gorgeous. The place is small (four tables), but let's call that intimate. A very warm ambiance and every month there is a photography and art exhibition showcasing local talent. Madrid is a city of small streets and small bars and this one honors the tradition marvelously. They close at 12:00 so it's not a late night place. The couple running the place are Spanish and English so they speak fluent English as well as Spanish. It was nice since we needed a few translations from the menu. We'll definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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madrid
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit by no means”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Do not expect a Michelin-star restaurant. This is bar but a very original one at that. Caña (small glass of beer) is 1.4 Euros and includes a tapa to choose from a list. We tasted four of them and all were very good. I cannot think of a place were you can have 4 beers and 4 quality tapas for 5,4 Euros. If you are in the Lavapies neighborhood Cafe Olmo is a must. People running it are very nice and authentic also.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank WalksofMadrid
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Typical small bar”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Alcohol is cheap they do give you a free tapas but not out of this world. Very reasonable. Mi wouldn't make a special trip to go back

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1 Thank Victor S
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