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Cafe El Despertar

Calle Torrecilla del Leal 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 80 95
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Interesting last century decor; good jazz

We loved the last century décor: dark heavy wood, brass lamps and fans, delicate art décor, an... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
vanessakoh
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PETALING JAYA
A journey in the real past

Being there was a unique experience. The old proprietors are authentic people who speak no English... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
polygnosi
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Chania Town, Greece
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20 Mar 2018
“Interesting last century decor; good jazz”
20 Dec 2016
“A journey in the real past ”
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Calle Torrecilla del Leal 18, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We loved the last century décor: dark heavy wood, brass lamps and fans, delicate art décor, an ancient cash register (still in use) and an ancient jukebox. The grizzly giant at the counter, nodded genially at my faltering Spanish order for tapas, tinto Verano (wine...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Being there was a unique experience. The old proprietors are authentic people who speak no English but in their case I didn't care. The decoration is old their cash machine is an old gem. The jazz band performance was excellent worth the 8 euro admission....More

Thank polygnosi
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

when I found this place I thought was one of this "old style recrestion" so common nowdays, but after half a beer I was fslling inblove with the venue. the owners are so cool (old cuople) the music is great and the locals are fun....More

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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

...and Heard faint applause. On entering it was obvious that I'd found a neat little jazz/Spanish bar. What joy!

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different country ... except it's hard to tell which
one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with
Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in
traditional African clothing convene outside their
businesses for long chats, and people shout to each
other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among
ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and
...More
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