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Cafe Gijon

Paseo Recoletos 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 54 25
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible27%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Paseo Recoletos 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was alone on this sunny afternoon. I had a look at the menu and the place and thought it was the kind of place I'd like to visit with others. It looked very special. I walked away, around the corner and discovered the smaller...More

Thank MrsMaryC
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Literally one hour only to get the menu. I think because they are short of staff or they’re not putting enough people on the floor. Two only waiters and 1 manager running the whole out-side terraza. Lot of customers complaining for the delay on the...More

Thank Mariarosaria S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was our last nite dinner with our Trafalgar Tour, Forty-eight of us enjoyed a great meal along with three awesome entertainers. A fantastic nite and a lovely lasting memory of Madrid & Spain.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our large group had its farewell dinner here in Madrid. It was well worth it. The steak could have been more tender, though, but the salmon was a large perfectly cooked portion. If you wanted your steak cooked less rare, they quickly took it back...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

There were 46 of us for dinner at this restaurant so it was no small feat to serve us all promptly. The servers were all very nice and friendly though. The menu was preset as soup or salad, salmon, veal steak, or paella and baked...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Very elegant cafe , I just passed by for a quick cappuccino and I liked it. Very close to recoletes station, friendly staff.

Thank Indovinachi
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The intellectual in you forces you to have a cup of coffee at least at Cafe GGijon. Ortega y Gasset used to hold court here. Hemingway actually drank coffee here although it wasn't one of his drinking spots. In the summer there is an "annex"...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great romantic setting!! Outside chairs VERY uncomfortable for people of size :/

Thank Kristjana J
Reviewed 6 July 2017

At first, don't expect the waiters treat you as in the US, people in Madrid are not wired like that, when I arrived the waiter seem cold and distant, I started to chat with him, and still he was very serious and he got me...More

Thank Jahlile
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife and I had lunch at this historical place with a couple of good friends that were visiting Madrid. We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful spring weather while sharing very tasty traditional Spanish "tapas": Food was good, service was cordial and prices were reasonable. I...More

Thank germanr288
Nearby
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Monday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Friday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Recoletos 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 54 25
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