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Cafe Central

Open Now: 12:30 PM - 2:30 AM
Open today: 12:30 PM - 2:30 AM
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Great place to sit outside and people watch

This place is located in Plaza del Angel and had a lovely outdoor cafe. We sat and had a drink and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mattapoisett, ma
Nice but expensive

Nice place. They play live jazz music at night as they bring bands You pay a ticket to attend the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Khaled Z
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Plaza Angel 10, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 69 41 43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is located in Plaza del Angel and had a lovely outdoor cafe. We sat and had a drink and did a lot of people watching. The only downside is that they didn't offer snacks with their drinks like many other Madrid cafes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation to see a live show on Friday night. Place was packed and there was seemingly a great vibe. But be warned ... almost every seat/table is a major obstructed view. You literally cannot see any of the stage. They seat you at...More

1  Thank carole212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by this cafe / bar while walking around to take s break from the afternoon heat and have a couple beers. The service was great as was the atmosphere. I’m unsure why people think it is expensive because I thought prices were very...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place. They play live jazz music at night as they bring bands You pay a ticket to attend the live music Food is not bad but the menu in general is expensive We went there in July and we paid 18 e / p...More

Thank Khaled Z
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Fabulous music accompanied by great food. They have a very good wine list, and the intimate atmosphere makes concerts really special.

Thank andreamadrid65
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had a great night here seeing Leo Sidran and his band. The venue is on the smaller side with a warm and welcoming staff, friendly staff and great acoustics. Seems to cater to locals more than to tourists - impressed me as an authentic...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We had read that the Cafe Central was the best jazz club in Spain. Well, it lived up to its reputation. We heard the wonderful trumpeter and singer Andrea Motis and her quintet of superb musicians. This was a night of jazz that would make...More

Thank sptravelers5
Reviewed 3 May 2018

They have live music every day from 21 to 23. The tickets cost 12-25€ depending on the artist and on the seats. The place is quite small and intimate. So I recommend a reservation to get good seats.

2  Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Nice old Cafe Central offered us an evening of Spanish jazz, from 21:00 till 23:00 ( Moises Sanchez Project ). The place attracts a lot of people, so a reservation by phone ( no online reservation available at this time ) is highly recommended. No...More

Thank MyselfKN
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This bar offers a lot live music all nights- be sure to book up front If you want to combine music with food. You will love your evening here; Nice atmosphere, food and drinks; they allow only nice people!

1  Thank JanPieter V
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Einav B
3 December 2017|
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Response from unclejoey54 | Reviewed this property |
We walked in too. and had to eat at a high top table on the first floor off of the bar area. It was cooler (heat wise) than being down stairs so it worked out better for us. Enjoy the food is very good.
19 October 2017|
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Response from Lori C | Reviewed this property |
You can just have drinks.
Jacquelyn M
28 November 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, missed your last question. I believe there is jazz every night, but could be wrong on that score. If you're there December 31 & January 1, I would check NOW about reservations.