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Cafe Gijon

#8,840 of 10,262 Restaurants in Madrid
€€ - €€€Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Paseo Recoletos 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 54 25
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good20%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible28%
31 Mar 2018
“Old Fashioned ”
3 days ago
“Good food old school ”
Closed Now
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
€€ - €€€
Paseo Recoletos 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The interior evokes the hundred years plus that the cafe has existed and it's fun but if the weather is fine, consider one of the outdoor tables on the island in the middle of the road. We had three salt-baked seabass between the six of...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical place in Madrid for tapas , lunch or dinner . Not a very tourist place. Had a very very good lunch and specially the cheese from Cadiz that was offered to us . Fish was great and the fried calamari also.

Thank estherqb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible Impression! As it turns out we went into this restaurant for a late lunch or afternoon meal! We entered the restaurant and stayed waiting at least 10 minutes before someone shouted to us go get any table. After another ten minutes someone passed by...More

Thank klewis7945
ANTONIO E, Gerente at Cafe Gijon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We regret that you have not had a good experience at Cafe Gijon. We are working on improving day to day in everything you are telling us here. My apologies and we promise to improve your experience if you visit us again.

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t eat my grilled shrimp. It smelled so bad I had to ask for it to be removed from the table without touching it. I ordered the best cut of beef they had. It was the worst cut I’ve seen in a while and...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

As noted by other reviewers, the servers are dreadful dropping off the beer and food with a cluck and an attitude. Had to return 3 plates as soon as we sat, one was dirty, a second broken and the 3rd had crusted over food. They...More

Thank TooBlueVilla
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Visited this restaurant with an organized group on our last day in Madrid. We had pre-ordered our meals since we were with large group. This restaurant is a few blocks from the soccer stadium and it was a big soccer night. We were asked to...More

Thank DeAne L
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Had lunch there during Easter. The food was ok and the place has an old world atmosphere. What spoiled it for us was the indifferent and outright obnoxious waiter who served us. We had ordered a couple of tapas from the menu and flagged him...More

Thank Lucydog62
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The spot near the Cibeles fountains makes it convenient for a stop over for coffee or dessert in the middle of the afternoon. We found it by chance and it certainly reflect the glamour from other times - the torrent was very good

Thank 79aggie
Reviewed 24 February 2018

It's a little bit expensive but it worths it. Is to make a walk to the past in Madrid. The place is really quaint. And you can eat very good. Love it!

Thank Sandra S
ANTONIO E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe Gijon, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks for your opinion about us!

Reviewed 1 February 2018

This Gijon is known for having been a gathering place for intellectuals to chat and today you will find a few portraits above certain tables where some of these well-known people used to sit. A few of the canapes on the menu are named after...More

Thank Kathleen K
Barrio de Salamanca
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frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
07:30 - 01:30
07:30 - 01:30
07:30 - 01:30
07:30 - 01:30
07:30 - 01:30
07:30 - 01:30
07:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Recoletos 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 54 25
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