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Cafe Varela

Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 44 06
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fettuccine” (4 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Looking for a place for we came here as we saw the place earlier as it close to our hotel. True Madrid style restaurant staff in white jackets, whithe table cloth, very classy. Excellent bar and a good selection of wines. Mainly locals eating here...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at the cafe as I was staying at the connected hotel ! Ordered an amazing wine and a sole grille for dinner ! The terrace was full and everyone was doing their job except for Theo who seemed to be the chef de service...More

Thank jay K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just arrived back in Madrid, after a long tour. We were both tired and hungry. We were properly dressed, but we were carrying our luggage. We approached the restaurant and noticed that it seemed a bit pretentious and stuffy. Nevertheless we decided to have...More

1  Thank richc46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was located at our hotel,in Madrid. The service and food were solid. But the best part was that you didn't have to wait until 8 or 8:30 to eat dinner. That was great for some tired Americans who were starting their trip to...More

1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived from 6 days in Barcelona we were looking for food other than tapas. Stumbled on this restaurant. I chose the mini lamb chops. Requested steamed vegetables instead of fries. My husband had the sirloin fillet and it was cooked to perfection. They...More

1  Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This shop is almost outside our apartment in Madrid, we stop every morning for a coffee before we hit the road! Great taste, they also have pastries and liquor.

1  Thank KdkPortugal
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A stylish restaurant, very nicely decorated in the heart of the City Center. The service is spot on and the food very good.

1  Thank sunshine918107
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Friendly staff, delightful food, small but very good wine list. Very accommodating and welcoming place. Good balance of attentive and leave-in-peace service. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Stan M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great value and attention to detail. We were welcomed in and left as long lost friends. We gorged on jambon then shared the paella along with house white c. wine. A courtesy carafe of chocolate creamy liqueur was the finale. All together lovely.

Thank Kiwicall
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at Cafe Varela. Hubby ordered steal tidbits with padrón peppers. I had fettuccini Bologonese. We also shared a bottle of red wine. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. After a little chit chat, our server left and returned with 2 glasses of...More

1  Thank MelonNJ
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
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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