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Gran Cafe de Madrid

#899 of 8,827 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Mayor 45 | Bar, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 90 99
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri 08:00 - 02:30
Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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Barry, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We'd been on the bus tour and just got off and were frozen so popped in here for a warm up. We ordered an Espresso and a glass of wine each and this came with a bowl of olives. Service was very good. The place is small and old world or rustic. Prices were good, just over 2 eu for... More 

Thank mjhaley
Sao Vicente, SP
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I 've been in Madrid in 2014 and had some excellent dinners and tapas. This year I was in a 7 hour connection and put on my plans to have lunch on this place. For me, they serve one the most authentic samples of Madrid's food. Fantastic value to money: 10 euro for the lunch menu of the day. For... More 

Thank anthhony88
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We just happened to be passing by and decided to pop in for an early lunch before the crowds. As a couple we were given a bottle of wine when we ordered the 10€ menu. We really didn't expect a lot in the centre of Madrid for that much but were pleasantly surprised. My sea food paella was very good... More 

Thank Trish P
Dallas, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

So so good! This place has a great variety - anyone can find something they like. I got one of the tostas with strawberry and chicken and my husband got steak and eggs. Both were absolutely delicious. Our waiter was so nice and helpful, too.

Thank Kenli H
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Only a small bar but very friendly, we watched Real Madrid with a few enthusiastic supporters, great atmosphere, the food looked and I can vouch for the beer

Thank Hoolies3
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped as this is on the corner of the main square, and we saw menu of the day 10 euro. We certainly got that, a 3 course meal with bread and a glass of wine. There was a choice for each course as well, all cook well and quickly, this is real fast food. Well worth a visit for... More 

Thank RoyShropshire
Naples, Italy
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in a flat across the street from the Gran Cafe, and one afternoon after a long day about town we strolled in mostly because all the other places were crowded and noisy and this place was cool and quiet. Great surprise, the service was friendly and quick, Oscar made us feel right at home, the food very... More 

Thank ticosticos
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

in the middle of the tourist part of town, near the plaza major. this century old bar has a lovely interior. had a quick drink in here and its a nice atmosphere, i didn't eat here but it was a mexican type of menu

Thank nedeljko_stoykovic
Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We are culinary enthusiasts and were very pleased with the lunch menu, which was 10 euros p/p with great recipes and ample serving sizes. We recommend the Pollo con papas and the gazpacho. Both were excellently crafted and at such a reasonable price for the tourist area surrounding the cafe. We will be recommending to friends and family!

Thank Jose_Delio_Ares
Neptune Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we stopped in for their 10€ lunch special. The paella and gazpacho were delicious!

Thank Linda F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 13
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mayor 45 | Bar, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 90 99
A unique place in the historical center of the capital. We open our place with breakfast, from 08:00 to 12:30. At lunchtime, Menu of the Day for 10/12 €, from 13:00 to 17:00. In the evenings we offer a wide range of national and international beers on tap or bottles, wines and other typical drinks, accompanied by "Tapas" and delicious dishes from our restaurant's menu. In the night you can enjoy a great variety of Coffees, Teas 100% Natural, Hot Chocolates, Cocktails and Long Drinks of prestigious brands.

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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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