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Cafe Varela

Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 44 06
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fettuccine” (4 reviews)
“paella” (18 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was expecting more from this restaurant. Our starters were just ok, as was my fish. Husband's lamb was excellent, which saved the rating from being even lower. Service was slow and it was one of the more expensive meals we had in Madrid.

Thank ccrrrree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in April. Loved this restaurant. Found the staff to be very efficient and also friendly. We saw a table having a really good crab dish. We had no trouble ordering the dish off menu for another night. Staff could not have been more...More

Thank Poochpeg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandering along Calle Preciados, looking for a spot for dinner, we selected Café Varela out of many, many possibilities. Although the food did turn out to be very good, the service was horrible. It's hard to even put into words how bad the service was....More

Thank Aqua575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a nice place to celebrate the birthday of my wife and I was suggested three different choices: 1. Casa Lucio, which I know and love 2. Casa Hortensia, which I also know and really like 3. Restaurante Café Varela, which I...More

Thank Davide P
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I ate dinner here and ordered a filet well done. Normally this is a risk because many restaurants seem determined to burn the meat. Not here. My meal was perfect! It was cooked perfectly and without any charring. The service was professional and helpful. I...More

1  Thank George R
Reviewed March 25, 2018

A lovely classical Madrid restaurant based on an original cafe of the same name, very welcoming and attentive staff, good food (large portions) (we had croquettes, soup, steaks and custard dessert with a fine albarino wine) and a pleasant ambiance in the main restaurant.

1  Thank Tunku41
Reviewed March 9, 2018

I was with a group of friends who went here for a meal. Service was good and the food was of a great quality.

Thank DaBaMa
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and somewhat old fashioned restaurant with formal but caring staff. Many thanks for making my mothers 80th birthday a special memory!

1  Thank Mandelmassa
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Needing a refreshment break we chose cafe Varela after being greeted warmly and shown to a quiet and comfortable table for two. Excellent service with well prepared and perfectly portioned plates for lunch. The “exquisite hake” was just that. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Bdatripper
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

We started with Chicken consommé and vegetable soup which were ok. Then we had veal rib eye which came with chips! Nothing in the menu tells you what it comes with and I asked the waiter but he couldn’t understand. I don’t eat chips and...More

1  Thank Moosie57
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 914 54 44 06
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