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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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Calle Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely classical Madrid restaurant based on an original cafe of the same name, very welcoming and attentive staff, good food (large portions) (we had croquettes, soup, steaks and custard dessert with a fine albarino wine) and a pleasant ambiance in the main restaurant.

1  Thank Tunku41
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I was with a group of friends who went here for a meal. Service was good and the food was of a great quality.

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and somewhat old fashioned restaurant with formal but caring staff. Many thanks for making my mothers 80th birthday a special memory!

1  Thank Mandelmassa
Reviewed 12 February 2018 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.

1  Thank Bdatripper
Reviewed 6 February 2018 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 2 February 2018 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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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