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Nice but expensive

Nice place. They play live jazz music at night as they bring bands You pay a ticket to attend the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Khaled Z
via mobile
Popular cafe with live music

They have live music every day from 21 to 23. The tickets cost 12-25€ depending on the artist and... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. They play live jazz music at night as they bring bands You pay a ticket to attend the live music Food is not bad but the menu in general is expensive We went there in July and we paid 18 e / p...More

Thank Khaled Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous music accompanied by great food. They have a very good wine list, and the intimate atmosphere makes concerts really special.

Thank andreamadrid65
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had a great night here seeing Leo Sidran and his band. The venue is on the smaller side with a warm and welcoming staff, friendly staff and great acoustics. Seems to cater to locals more than to tourists - impressed me as an authentic...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We had read that the Cafe Central was the best jazz club in Spain. Well, it lived up to its reputation. We heard the wonderful trumpeter and singer Andrea Motis and her quintet of superb musicians. This was a night of jazz that would make...More

Thank sptravelers5
Reviewed 3 May 2018

They have live music every day from 21 to 23. The tickets cost 12-25€ depending on the artist and on the seats. The place is quite small and intimate. So I recommend a reservation to get good seats.

2  Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Nice old Cafe Central offered us an evening of Spanish jazz, from 21:00 till 23:00 ( Moises Sanchez Project ). The place attracts a lot of people, so a reservation by phone ( no online reservation available at this time ) is highly recommended. No...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This bar offers a lot live music all nights- be sure to book up front If you want to combine music with food. You will love your evening here; Nice atmosphere, food and drinks; they allow only nice people!

1  Thank JanPieter V
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Opposite our hotel and wanting to enjoy some jazz we settled on Cafe Central. After a while we managed to get a table booked for that evening and once we were in we enjoyed the jazz by a great Israeli three piece with guest sax...More

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

...excellent music "Edward Simon Trio" and lovely venue. However I thought the entrance at €16 just a little high as well as the price of the food and drink. But I'd come back again as I was here for the music

Thank Jethro672
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We turned up on the off chance of being able to get in for the jazz but tickets were sold out- however, we had a drink at the bar an after a while we were asked if we were staying for the live music, which...More

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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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Einav B
3 December 2017|
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Response from unclejoey54 | Reviewed this property |
We walked in too. and had to eat at a high top table on the first floor off of the bar area. It was cooler (heat wise) than being down stairs so it worked out better for us. Enjoy the food is very good.
18 October 2017|
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Response from Lori C | Reviewed this property |
You can just have drinks.
Jacquelyn M
28 November 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, missed your last question. I believe there is jazz every night, but could be wrong on that score. If you're there December 31 & January 1, I would check NOW about reservations.