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Matador

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Address: C/de la Cruz 39, 28001 Madrid, Spain

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Marvelous Matador!

Walking in Madrid is a must. Beautiful streets. Beautiful people. Beautiful sites to see. While walking home one night we passed the Matador. A fabulous old bar that is just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Walking in Madrid is a must. Beautiful streets. Beautiful people. Beautiful sites to see. While walking home one night we passed the Matador. A fabulous old bar that is just charming. The Sangria was perfect. The Rioja generously poured. The Tapas savory and delicious. Just freakin cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Wandered in to the bar by chance on first day of 5 day visit to Madrid and it was such a good atmosphere we went back every other day as well! Definitely the best of all the bars we sampled. Great service, and generous tapas provided with the drinks. Good mix of customers and fantastic Spanish music played. Nicely dark... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Went there with a frine, an the service was great! The food and beer were also excellent, and like the pueblos, when you order just drinks, you get a small tapas to go with. Will go back again!

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Staying in Huertas

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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