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Cafe Acuarela

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Calle Gravina 10, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 21 43
Sun 18:00 - 00:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 03:30
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

In the center of chueca and very cozy Arabian music and the coffee is really good! I really had a good time

Thank rrrito
Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We went there as we stayed nearby so just as we were taking a walk doing some shopping,we saw it opposite the outlet store of BachellerSalvador(which is very affordable and nice).From outside it seemed quite cool and we went inside.Nice wine rosado and tinto.Recommend for atmosphere not for having big dinner.A glass of wine 3.45€

Thank Nataliya V
London, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

After years of coming here for a drink or two, it's still the same as ever. Friendly staff, diverse range of customers, and an ideal spot especially if you're looking for a quiet drink where you can actually hear what others are saying.

Thank TWP64
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Was walking past and was intrigued by the décor of the place .... was fascinating inside! Then looked at the menu and was immediately enticed by the Irish coffee .... a great choice as was absolutely delicious! Great person serving us who shook our hands on the way out. A real find and would definitely recommend this place for a... More 

1 Thank Asascore
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Stopped in on a whim after a day out exploring the city. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Meant to only stay for a coffee, but we were enjoying the surrounding so much we ended up staying for several hours to enjoy a drink. The service was helpful and friendly - and dealt with my lack of Spanish with a... More 

1 Thank Jeri S
London, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Bit surprised at the negative reviews as I've been here many times over the years and always enjoyed it. Generally it's a mixed local gay and straight crowd out for a quiet drink. Staff are always helpful and the decor is great. It is small, so getting a seat isn't always the easiest. I'll happily return.

2 Thank TWP64
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We went because it was supposed to be 'a fixture of Madid gay life'. That may have been the case, and the dark and faded interior could indeed be interpreted as over the top in an interesting way. There were not many gay people inside when we visited, however, and the smell of vanilla was just unbearable. It was like... More 

Thank Joost-and-Claus
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

Excelent bar to start you evening. Interior complete over the top. Everything is in detail kitch. Perfect!

Thank Jacobs_wijchen
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244 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2010

Beautiful interior, very bad and expensive coffee and tea, unfriendly service. All these things make your stay not completely pleasant

2 Thank Piero S
Paris, France
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221 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2009

Very unfriendly service

2 Thank Suabo

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:30 - 03:30
18:30 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Gravina 10, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 21 43

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Staying in Chueca

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Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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