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We loved the show. It was pure, artistic and enjoyable. We could almost touch the musicians and the... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Nastja M
Each show is unique!

Absolutely wonderful night, when I walked in the guy knew who I was, got a sangria which was... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
James G
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From 6 artist on stage: Two dancers with a singer, a guitarrist, percussion and a violin or flute. Since its beginnings, Flamenco has evolved in hidden places. It is danced and sung in private, in the presence of a select group of friends, without...more
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Calle de la Cruz 26, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

We loved the show. It was pure, artistic and enjoyable. We could almost touch the musicians and the dancers. It seamed as if they were in it with all their heart. All all their skills. (honestly: kids, aged 9,5 and 11 yrs, didn't understand it,...More

1  Thank Nastja M
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Hello Nastja: Yes, kids all ages likes the show. Once, we had a month´s baby, seated in his mother knees, and he were clapping and attending the whole time! Thank you for your very kind review.

Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful night, when I walked in the guy knew who I was, got a sangria which was delicious and headed downstairs for the show. Small crowd but the performers still give it 110% and you can tell it is unique each time and they...More

Thank James G
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2018

Hello James: You wrote: "seems to be like a family". That's exactly what we are trying to do. To recover the spirit of flamenco. This art has born in intimity, in family reunions, in gipsies parties. The kids and younger people you saw around, are...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Charming stag underground. No dinner which I preferred. Dinner can take away from the show. The dancers and musicians did an exquisite job. Since it is so intimate it can get your heart beating rather fast being so close to the stage. Loved every moment...More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hola Andrea: We agree 100% with you "Dinner can take away from the show". We have never understand why this great art has to go with a dinner. Or worst: "Dinner with flamenco show". This art stands by itself. Like Opera. Nobody in his right...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018

I just want to say wow wow wow .Anybody who wants to feel and be a part of Spanish culture should visit this show .To call the 6 dancers /musicians talented is an understatement.They deliver a one hour show that is truly breathtaking.For a person...More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Wow Joanne! What a compliment review! You know, once on a while, I translate and print some reviews, to encourage the artist. They live for the public´s applause. Yours is a big clap, so goes directly to be post in the board they have in...More

Reviewed January 29, 2018

We planned to make reservations online when we arrived in Madrid. We were Tapas hopping one evening & happened by Essential Flamenco. There was a nice gentlemen who works there in front selling tickets for a discount which he allowed us to use for the...More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hello Debra: You are absolutely right. This art doesn´t deserve to be interrupted. That's the reason why we don't serve food. Noisy waiters going around with plates and cutlery noise, make our hair stand on end. But some times, very few actually, insensitive persons, like...More

Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

We went today at the show and it was amazing. We’ve enjoyed the dance and the atmosphere. The only thing that was bothering me was the fact that I couldn’t understand the songs but still the music was beautiful. Greetings from Bulgaria.More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Hello Vasil: Let me tell one secret: most spanish people (including myself) don´t understand the songs. The way the singers (many time Gypsies) pronounce the words, plus the fact that they cut or prolong them, make very difficult to understand what they say. But nobody...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

6 wonderful artists give an exhilarating and moving performance in the most pure and authentic setup. Marvelous!More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Hello Rony: Yes, the artist´s quality is very important, but also the way they work together, in a loving and respecting company. The group is always the same, directed by the Flamenco National Dance awarded "El Mistela". They all love what they do, they enjoy...More

Reviewed January 20, 2018

Amazing flamenco players and dancers ! Very impressive and vibrant ! Highly recommended ! The only drawback I can think of is that it is no restaurant. But if you come after dinner it shouldn't be too bad.More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Hello Doron: We don't have restaurant service because we are in the right center of madrid, an around us, you can find hundred of them. We are specialized on flamenco art, we don't want to offer "Dinner + Flamenco Show" (Paella + Andalusian folk). When...More

Reviewed January 19, 2018

Hat off! The place is cosy. Truly enjoyed the show; time flies and you want more... outstanding artists Thank you for this wonderful show.

Thank Georgie B
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

Hello Georgie: I love your expression "Hat Off!". Spanish people that is into the flamenco´s world, say "Olé!, when they like the show.Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed January 16, 2018

The place is in the basement. It was really scary to go there especially that the room was very small also. But the show! it was the best show ever. I have seen many flamenco shows in my life but this was the best.More

Thank Sawsan A
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Hello Sawsan: OH MY! That's something! You know, most of our visitors see flamenco for the first time, so it's very encouraging for us a comment like yours. The secret, besides the artist´s good quality, is the brick vaulted cellar, the absence of noisy waiters...More

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You can buy tickets on our website Essential Flamenco or directly at the show on Calle de la Cruz 26 (Madrid). The price is the same: 35 euros with a glass of sangria, beer or soda. Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy... More
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Tabatha W
April 7, 2018|
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Hello Tabatha: Sorry for the delay in answering, I didn't see your request until now. The price we apply to children is: 0/6 year old: Free. 6/12: 20€, 13 ahead, full ticket. Thank you for your interest in our show.
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Hello Jordan: Flamenco music is the way two very different things are named. One is the flamenco folk music, the folclore from Andalucía (the sevillanas dance, for example). In this kinds of flamenco shows, many times they... More
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