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Cafeteria Los Arcos

Plaza Mayor 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 48 53
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good23%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible34%
1 Oct 2017
“Nice coffee”
19 Aug 2017
“Nothing Special”
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Spanish, Mediterranean, European
££ - £££
Plaza Mayor 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service, reheated food, wrost meal in madrid. The only good thing is the location!!!! I do not recommend!!!!!!

Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Only thing i have to say is, hair in the food!! And then they deny it!!! I have nothing else to say, but NOT VISIT THIS PLACE

Thank Don K
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Nobody was nice. Food started coming and we had to ask them to set another table because they were piling it the food and there was no space. The food was awful and we left it on the plate. When the bill came they could...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Came here for coffee before our walking tour of Madrid. Service was quite slow, but the coffee was good. It was quite expensive at just under €3 a cup but it is a main square and a good place to watch the world go by.

Thank JWMW101
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I don't like tourists spots but I've decided to have my last meal in Madrid in Plaza Mayor. I've chosen Los Arcos and had really nice paella. Don't understand bad comments regarding food or service. Don't give me wrong it wasn't the best meal I've...More

Thank LukaszUK83
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had dinner this evening at this restaurant in Mayor Square. The menu looked varied and had a good selection of meat, fish, pizza and paella. The staff that served us were friendly and service was very good. The food was ok but nothing special...More

Thank Jeff E
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Long wait for service. Rude and abrupt service. Stale bread. Got order wrong, leaving three out of four meals to either go cold or be eaten. The three meals had been half eaten by the time the fourth arrived. Pretty much all left half eaten...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I am a little amazed at some of the negative reviews, we stopped of for lunch more than once during our week in Madrid and thought the food was good, my son recommended it from his last time in Madrid for thier amazing Chorizo sandwiches,...More

Thank RobCourtney
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I was very apprehensive when my husband suggested- generously- that we eat in the main square for the 'ambiance'! Well, there was none of that and, the service was shocking... 45 minutes before we could attract attention to the fact we'd been forgotten. No apology,...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 13 October 2016

To begin with you are pressured by waiters as you read the menu and their unwarranted attention makes it impossible to decide. Was is a rush so we ordered a carbonara and egg and boiled ham. My ham and eggs arrived long before the carbonara....More

Thank mebd0609
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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  • Address: Plaza Mayor 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 48 53
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