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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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“paella” (18 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Bdatripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Moosie57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch with wife. Classic style, a bit pricy place. Old fashion service and excellent honest food. Nothing too fancy.

Thank mikkot225
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by this find Not touristy and great food and service I really recommend this The Pedron peppers , the stake , the hammon is great Also great atmosphere Not loud Also being a coloured person waiters in many places do not really...More

Thank MahendraPoddar
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is an excellent traditional Spanish restaurant. You can choose an informal setting and menu in the Cafe section at the front of the restaurant or as ,we did , the main Restaurant. Our table was in a nice corner of the restaurant with linen...More

Thank Stevemargo
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Nothing to dislike here! Superb professional staff. Good menu of Spanish food with Galician specialties Formal traditional restaurant that did everything very well. We asked for advice on wine and were recommended an Albarino that was wonderful and well priced. Will source some back in...More

1  Thank simon p
Reviewed 20 October 2017

During our stay at Hotel Preciados in September, we had breakfast every day, dinner once and lunch once at Cafe Varela. The food was always good, and there is an outdoor option for lunch and dinner when they weather is nice. Service was mostly OK,...More

1  Thank Carolyn E
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Really a nice place attached to the Hotel. Exterior and Interior dining is available. The bar is open basically all day. We enjoyed a light lunch one day and a fine dinner the last night was stayed. It was exceptional. The staff is fantastic and...More

1  Thank mitch w
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is in the centre of the city in the shopping area - attached to a hotel. Service is traditional as is the menu but staff are very friendly, ( flattering my attempts at Spanish always helps) and the food was delicious. Would not hesitate...More

2  Thank CathYorkshire
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We found Cafe Varela on TripAdviser and went there 3 times, twice for dinner and once for lunch. We chose a pavement table and enjoyed the lack of traffic and the people watching on the pedestrianised street. The staff were pleasant, helpful and prompt and...More

2  Thank Ian G
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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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