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Essential Flamenco

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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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Hours Today: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle de la Cruz 26, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best part of our trip. Extremely glad that we went to this one. Staff are incredibly friendly and went out their way to give us incredible seats (private booth in the middle of the room). This place is not open...More

5  Thank Missjessicalina
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was visiting my partner's family in Spain for the first time and wanted to experience flamenco. We had heard great flamenco at his village, but I also wanted to see flamenco in Madrid. We chose this place because of its great reviews, but we...More

5  Thank Molly A
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2014

Dear Molly We are very sorry that you may not have understood what you have seen. Both the artists and the management of this venue work more for love of this art form than for money, I assure you. Our price, 19.50 euros, is half...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

we do appreciate flamenco : this show in the cellar was genuine , close to the artists , wonderful dancers and musicians; no doubt that we will come again thanks a lot for this excellent time in MadridMore

Thank BENTESS2014
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Hello Bentes: We are trying to show this beautiful art of which we are in love. And we are very happy to see that we reach so many souls, that people from all over the world, from so many different places, understand the authentic sense...More

Reviewed May 23, 2018

My wife booked this show, I honestly did not know what to expect, was I in for a big surprise; excellent show with a group of very talented people who engage you from the beginning to the end, I highly recommend it and when in...More

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

Hello Dutchgringo: Yes, visitors are a little scared to get into a "tourist trap" lately. There are powerful reasons for this behavior, because during years, some tablaos give flamenco folklore, and reheated paella, as a substitute of this beautiful art. We believe that our visitors...More

Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Great show! BUT a bit short (49 minutes) and in the end the energy went down in my opinion. Don't buy online for 35 Euros, they offered the ticket for 25 Euros to people directly in front of us. Loved especially the female dancer (great...More

1  Thank MICHAEL D
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Hello Michael: the time promised in advertisement is, you are right, 60 minutes. But happens that "the tempo" of the show sometime add 5 minutes or shorten it the same time. Still lasting 6 minutes, and probably that day they didn´t make one of the...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the fourth time I’ve been to watch the Essential Flamenco show at El Torero, and I dont know how, but it just gets better each time. The passion, rythym and great sense of enjoyment from the musicians and dancers, captivate the small audience...More

Thank EdmundE974
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Hello Edmund: Wow! Artist will love your review. All they are looking for, is to move sensible souls like yours. They say they work for money, but that´s not true. They work for the applause, for the recognition of the audience. Your words will taste...More

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting here. Ticket included a glass of sangria. Very good show and audience very close to performers. Thank you for a great experience!More

Thank Maria M
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Hello María: You say "great experience!". This art, flamenco jondo,has a big amount of passion. Like Opera, I would say. And when you see it in its natural space, a brick cellar -that was the place were this art started, as well off caves and...More

Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Great show in an intimate setting. Not a five because the Sangria was not that good. Wouldn’t take much to fix it. Would definitely go back.More

Thank 417fabriciov
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Hello Fabriciov: A lot of reviews mention the sangría we give. Until now, all of them were positive. We make it with a young red Rioja wine, and fresh fruit. We let it macerate during some hours before the show. We don´t add sugar and...More

Reviewed April 20, 2018

I was worried this might be a bit touristy but it was excellent! Very intimate and captivating. So glad I got to see it.More

Thank Simon D
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Hello Simon: Around the ´60, started to came a flood of tourism to Spain (now is a tsunami). Then, the restaurants discover that they could make a "pack" for them: Paella and flamenco show. From then on, this pack as survive in time, and in...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I avoid touristy shows like the plague. So when my wife insisted we go to this show I was pessimistic and cynical to the extent that I swore if they ask members of the audience to join in I will walk out. Boy did I...More

Thank olgazza55
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Hello Olgazza: Is the first time that somebody says it so clear: " I swore if they ask members of the audience to join in, I will walk out". Right on!!! They do this infamous act in one of the most popular flamenco show. That's...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018

Everything was just... PERFECT! A real vibe went through. Such a good show that we want to repeat ASAP!More

Thank Sylvie C
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Hello Sylvie: You wrote "we want to repeat ASAP!" I asked the dictionary for the meaning of Asap: Means "As Soon As Possible". Fantastic! In spanish, we would say: Tan Pronto Como Podamos: TPCP, but people will think we speak of Tetraphenylcyclopentadienone (TPCP) :) :)...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018

This is a very small venue and dispenses with the food service altogether, which is a good thing. You get a class of sangria and a wonderful show. My son and I were there with a small crowd, but you wouldn't know it by the...More

1  Thank MSpaulding
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Hello MSpaulding: This art started in private gypsies family parties, so don't be surprised when with a "small crowd" in the audience, they show their art with plenitude. They love to be in the intimity. All the way around, flamenco get lost with big crowds:...More

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kathy-TRIP
August 11, 2018|
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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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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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