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Cafe del Principe

Plaza Canalejas 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 81 83
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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“tapas” (23 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
“duck” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Plaza Canalejas 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evening stop on way back to hotel after visiting Prado. Window seats have opportunity to watch the sidewalk people parade. Good selection of tapas beyond the ever-present Jamon varieties. Shrimp risotto, and tomato with tuna mousse particularly stood out, as did the marinated anchovies. Beautiful...More

Thank JapaneseBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had breakfast here. Waitress couldn't give a care , Walked slow and hard to even smile. Like completely rude when I was being super nice to see if I could get her to smile and move a little faster. Benedict eggs with smoked...More

Thank MJP120
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a typical Spanish breakfast and your first coffee of the day! It also offers tapas and lunch choices. Feels very typical of Madrid and it is nice to sit among locals!

Thank Danai P
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends. Service was terrible. Staff terribly rude. Watch out menu prices!! They charge you WHATEVER they want. They are such liers. Of course we did fill a formal complain at the town hall's office. Food was just ok. Definitely this is a...More

Thank airman74
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent four days in Madrid as a part of a extended tour of Spain in late September. We are not ones to go to the trouble to make reservations not wanting to be tied down. Explaining that we had dinner twice...More

Thank jimcash
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Lovely tapas and sangria, prompt service. Busy, lively atmosphere with outside tables perfectly situated to watch the world go by.

Thank ajcjgraham
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A great little café/bar/restaurant overlooking a very busy intersection. Great tapas, friendly and helpful staff. very busy

Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Terrible place. Saw the sign of 'chocolate con churros' and ordered it. Literally got 2 churros and they were old, tough, tasteless (no sugar) and disgusting. Just like the chips we got served with our sodas. The waitresses were cranky and not very helpful. Send...More

Thank annesarosa
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend have spent over three weeks between three different European countries and by far this was the worst service, food, and all around experience we have ever had at any type of sit-down restaurant! This was to be our last meal in...More

Thank Josh L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

First off - great location. Perfect place for people watching, and a good stopping point in the middle of everything. You can sit inside or out We stopped for snacks ... AMAZING hot chocolate (I snuck a little from my daughter, who liked the churro...More

Thank Les S
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Canalejas 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 915 31 81 83
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