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La Venencia

Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 73 13
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Sherry, more sherry and people watching

A destination for Madrileños and popular with tourists too. Dimly lit corridor of a bar, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annie P
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London, United Kingdom
Sherry Wine

Cute no-frills hole in the wall place, we had sherry and olives. There are some tapas but not much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne A
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New York City, New York
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
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“sherry bar” (17 reviews)
“no tipping” (5 reviews)
“great sherry” (5 reviews)
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Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Huertas
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+34 914 29 73 13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A destination for Madrileños and popular with tourists too. Dimly lit corridor of a bar, with basic seating, a ceiling fan (no air con), Jerez posters from the 60's peeling from the walls, 5 types of sherry mostly decanted from big barrels (Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado,...More

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute no-frills hole in the wall place, we had sherry and olives. There are some tapas but not much. x

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You feel unwelcomed from the moment you step inside.. This place received many great reviews for its rustic charm, but we only met with Sour faced bar staff, no air conditioning and no atmosphere. We had a glass of sherry and got out of there...More

Thank Tali M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint and adorable. They serve 5 sherrys and a variety of tapas. The service was the only reason we didn't give it 5 stars. The bartender was not very welcoming or helpful. The sherry was good. The atmosphere was great. Worth a stop in.

Thank Carrie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old sherry bar, worth calling in for a visit. It sells only sherry – Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Corto and Oloroso – and a small selection of tapas. We paid €8 for four generous glasses of different sherries and a small...More

Thank Tynedale
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A real Spanish wine cellar or vermouth .... a very good place, with special features. It is worth to visit!

Thank Gabriella M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited here thanks to the TA reviews, Well worth a visit for a tourist. As mentioned there are 5 sherries to chose from and 9 tapas. ENGLISH is spoken here despite previous reviewers comments so no issue there. Olives are served free with your...More

Thank Eirlady
Reviewed 13 April 2017

La Venencia is a superb, old school spot for Sherry and authentic tapas. The selection is limited to sherry, so know your types before you head in. 30 seconds with Google, and you'll get the idea. My favourite is Amontillado. First-timers might prefer Fina. Find...More

1  Thank MarshallManson
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited this place on the recommendation of our guide book and were glad we did. This is a bar full of Spanish locals enjoying a bottle or glass of sherry, of which there are many to choose. You get no advice or assistance in...More

1  Thank sasha1672
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Really quaint. Grumpy proprietor but that adds to the charm of drinking excellent sherry in this great bar. The simplicity and ambience mean it has to be a 'must visit' in Madrid.

1  Thank Quentin N
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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 —
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