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Plaza Mayor

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C/Gerona, 4 | Proche Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
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182 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Madrid's must-see square!! This place looks absolutely fantastic (like the rest of Madrid!!). One thing: don't eat here! Food's not that good. Better go to one of the restaurants just next to the square.

Thank Peter N
Napier, New Zealand
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can't remember the name of the restaurant that we sat outside in the sun at. They couldn't give us a drinks menu so just listed off what they had - took ages to get served as well but that's not uncommon in Spain. They charged us over €8 for two beers the most we've ever paid in 3 months... More 

Thank Glenda B
Paramaribo, Suriname
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56 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Plaza Mayor is a spacios square surrounded by old monumental buildings. It is a place to be when paying a visit to Madrid. We were during the Christmas there and there was a very nice christmas market . A very lively and cosy place to be with street artist performing there art .

Thank rekha294082
Denver, CO
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The two restaurants are rated the lowest in the city. Glad I saw the largest Plaza, but no more than 10 minutes is needed.

Thank CalmandFlexible
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The place to be, no more expensive than anywhere else, loads happening loads of different menus and restaurants in what was the d barracks area. Go off from any of the arches and find more eateries and the local market, where you can also eat and drink

Thank JanineM1301
Leeds, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful place with lots of places to eat and drink. We tasted some of the best calamari on this plaza, alongside lots of delicious tapas dishes. We tried several of the restaurants and would sit out in the sun on a lunch time. I would recommend paying plaza mayor a visit to anyone visiting madrid.

Thank EmilyJaneW
Centurion, South Africa
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Thus is a great student hangout spot and provides for a varied luck and dinner spots. The open courtyard surrounded by residential homes makes an interesting setting. It is a stop along the Tapas walking tour on route to he Mercado de San Miguel.

Thank Shailendra H
glasgow, scotland
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Seems to be central meeting point for the tours, plenty of cafes to sit and relax in with shops off and access to all 4 directions of the town - La Latina, the old town, Placa de Sol etc. Buildings are beautiful and built in the Austrian Empire

Thank strlass
Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

So one of main squares and top meeting points for a lot of tours. You can see variety of street performers - do not miss to take picture with fat spiderman!

Thank Marcella J
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

no more than a good gathering point. nothing to see. the restaurants there basically a tourist trap and are not worth it.

Thank Korengrinshpoon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Gerona, 4 | Proche Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 911296020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
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 desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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