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Cafe del Principe

Plaza Canalejas 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 81 83
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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“tapas” (22 reviews)
“risotto” (4 reviews)
“duck” (2 reviews)
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Plaza Canalejas 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible place. Saw the sign of 'chocolate con churros' and ordered it. Literally got 2 churros and they were old, tough, tasteless (no sugar) and disgusting. Just like the chips we got served with our sodas. The waitresses were cranky and not very helpful. Send...More

Thank annesarosa
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend have spent over three weeks between three different European countries and by far this was the worst service, food, and all around experience we have ever had at any type of sit-down restaurant! This was to be our last meal in...More

Thank Josh L
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Used to drop in here every time I was in Madrid a few years ago, and was consistently thrilled, a friend and business partners likewise. This time 'round was disappointed; they didn't seem to be trying to do more than the bare minimum, if that....More

Thank chansley
Reviewed 2 May 2017

First off - great location. Perfect place for people watching, and a good stopping point in the middle of everything. You can sit inside or out We stopped for snacks ... AMAZING hot chocolate (I snuck a little from my daughter, who liked the churro...More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast, American omelettes, pancakes and sandwiches. Very reasonable pricing. Wait staff is very friendly

Thank Advenco
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Principe is almost midway between the Prado museum and the Puerto del Sol -- great rest stop walking from one to the other. It's in a beautiful classic building with fitting interior design. Food was surprisingly good and reasonably price for a tourist-centrist location....More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend for lunch. No one said hello so we just chose a table upstairs. Get a window seat, the view over the busy mainroad is quite entertaining. Unfortunately the staff is not paying much attention to their customers, it really...More

Thank MaximilianNicolai
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It is very centric and historic; the tapas are good; there is no authentic tapas in this place, for people watching is very good since it is located in a major thoroughfare in the city; price is average

Thank aevMD
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent price quality ratio. Wonderful and kind service. Much choice for breakfast lunch and dinner. Nice location..much windows..alsways crowded. Dispite many other restaurants are closed at cetrain times in madrid , this one is always open. Also wonderful cocktails. For sure recommended!

Thank JK_NL_13
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend walked in, noone acknowledged us or said hello. Ushered to a table with one menu between us despite sitting across from each other. No drinks menu either. Ordered 5 tapas dishes by pointing quite clearly as our Spanish is terrible. One...More

Thank Andrew G
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once
home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de
Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The
neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich
heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes
from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas
receives a fair amount of spillover from the center —
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Canalejas 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 915 31 81 83
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