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Review of La Venencia

La Venencia
Ranked #445 of 11,452 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Huertas
Reviewed 4 October 2017

... history and culture of Sherry as well as Madrid. This is an old school place. They serve sherry and a few tapas, chalking your bill on the bar the way it used to be done, and still is in places like this. Bar staff treated us well, as did a friendly gent who was standing alone. I struck up a conversation with him in the best Spanish I have. Went just fine. Sherry isn't my favorite drink, but I had a couple anyway, enjoying the chat and the atmosphere. This is a place with regulars and if you're not a regular you may feel left out. But don't. Make the best of it.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with group of friends. After ordering considerable drinks we sat down and unfortunately a notice about not taking photos was not seen. The barman shouted at us and told us not to behave like children. The average age in the group was 50+ needless to say we left and did not return.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

A great place for sherry, like going back to the 1930's. Excellent sherry, bar staff not very talkative. House rules - no smoking, no photography, no tipping, no spitting and no stroking the cat. Great.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Found this bar originally by chance - and now going back all the time. It is an authentic place where they serve sherry - no beer or wine or anything else (other than few snacks). Tips are not accepted and the bar seems to be unchanged for 90 years. Staff is ok but not friendly which probably only adds to the experience. Definitely a go for future visits.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We popped in here on our way to a flamenco night. Lovely atmosphere and nice though reserved staff. Definitely worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere and ambiance....

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