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Cafe de Oriente

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Plaza de Oriente 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 41 39 74
08:30 - 02:30
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Sun 09:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 02:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere. We had breakfast there every morning, the orange juice was delicious!

1 Thank westcoastgal11
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a convenient tourist trap - the food does what it's supposed to do and satisfy your hunger. That's about it... Knowing this before hand, we still stopped in. The Cafe was downstairs from the Hostal we were staying at and we were starved...

Thank georgegavito
GrupoLezama, Dpto. de Comunicación at Cafe de Oriente, responded to this review

Good morning georgegavito, thank you for your opinion and we apologize for any inconvenience at Café de Oriente. Greetings, dpto. de Comunicación del Café de Oriente More 

Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this beautiful cafe looking onto the plaza in front of the palace. There is a great menu, plenty of choice with tea in a pot and lovely coffee, delicious pastries, and eggs benedict if you really want it. My partner ordered a cracker with a Seville orange flavouring, thinking he was getting an orange tart so make sure you... More 

1 Thank kathyww1
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a quick drink and a snack - our first encounter with one waiter was abrupt and rude, and we are very understanding people, so if he was rude to us it must have been so! We were told by waiter no 1 to wait outside till a table became free, even though there were tables vacant... More 

Thank Maxnkaren
GrupoLezama, Dpto. de Comunicación at Cafe de Oriente, responded to this review

Good morning Maxnkaren, thank you for your opinion and we apologize for any inconvenience at Café de Oriente. Greetings, dpto. de Comunicación del Café de Oriente More 

England, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Café de Oriente mid-afternoon on a warm Friday in April for a cold beer after a long walk around the city and visiting the palace & cathedral. The decor inside the café was excellent (they had some of the same Matthew Williamson wallpaper as me!) and it looked like a perfect place for a lunch / dinner,... More 

Thank Aloj
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An accessible cafe that is perfect for a quick refuel after visiting Prado or Retiro Park. The decor is pretty and the service brisk. Prices are reasonable too. I enjoyed the tea break.

Thank Girllovespink
Florence, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I recently had the pleasure of dining solo at Cafe de Oriente on the Friday evening of Semana Santa. My experience with the staff was excellent. I opted for the Chef's menu which I had experienced in the past and was certainly not disappointed. I took my time enjoying the multiple courses which included both seafood and meat courses. My... More 

Thank bouchaki
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking view, love the atmosphere ❤️. Nice place to have some drinks however don't expect good or friendly service from waiters because you won't find it. If you are lucky you might get the main waiter or "Maitre" he seemed friendly. If you are expecting friendliness, I Don't recommend it. If you can ignore it and stay present to the... More 

Thank Monica P
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We knew the location to be one of the best in Madrid, we had to wait quite sometime for the wine list yo appear but we are in Spain, the food was very good and two of us had the veal cheek, this was very good all in all a pleasant dining experience

Thank alfredg829
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

On a sunny day I love to eat lunch in the terrace of the Cafe de Oriente -and enjoy the view of the Royal Palace & its gardens. Their Croquetas Variadas are delicious as well as their Tortilla de Patatas "tapa" -and the Timbal de Vegetales a la Parrilla. Later I like to walk around the plaza behind the adyacent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$65
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 01:30
08:30 - 02:30
08:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de Oriente 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 41 39 74

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood 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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