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Cafe Varela

Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 44 06
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“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 169 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just returned from a few days staying in the Preciados hotel (also excellent) and ate at the hotels own restaurant, the Cafe Varela, on two occasions. I believe that the real test of a restaurant is how they handle things when there is...More

Thank Selena P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other than the barman, I don't think I saw a waiter smile the whole time we were in the establishment, we were residents in the attached hotel which was impressive and makes you believe the restaurant would be also. On arrival nobody formally met us...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very pleasant but the service was poor and the food was OK. A little pricey. We ordered a salad for the table that never came. They put bread and olives on the table that we never asked for and was charged. The...More

Thank nikegr3
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 June 2017

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

2  Thank richc46
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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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