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La Venencia

Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 73 13
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"Authentic"

The owner, as several people have pointed out, is a rather unfriendly and stern older man who will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig M
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Extremely rude barman

The decor is a real piece of living history and the sherry was ok (we had the manzanilla). However... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gkdhawan24
,
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“sherry bar” (24 reviews)
“no tipping” (8 reviews)
“great sherry” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Huertas
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+34 914 29 73 13
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"sherry bar"
in 24 reviews
"no tipping"
in 8 reviews
"great sherry"
in 6 reviews
"simple tapas"
in 4 reviews
"wooden barrels"
in 3 reviews
"green olives"
in 3 reviews
"queso"
in 3 reviews
"step back in time"
in 3 reviews
"chorizo"
in 5 reviews
"por favor"
in 2 reviews
"authentic gem"
in 2 reviews
"vintage posters"
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"people watching"
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"amontillado"
in 11 reviews
"sherries"
in 24 reviews
"palo"
in 9 reviews
"hemingway"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner, as several people have pointed out, is a rather unfriendly and stern older man who will start from the point of general dislike towards you and if you're very good you might stay there, if not, the only way is down I'm afraid....More

2  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is a real piece of living history and the sherry was ok (we had the manzanilla). However the barman was possibly the rudest I have come across, I spoke to him in my broken Spanish as best I could to order but when...More

Thank gkdhawan24
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

An absolute hidden gem. Family run business, where the brothers serve you flights of sherry or other choices in a small venue that takes you back in time. The sherry barrels from which they pour are lined up behind the counter. They offer small plates...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This unique sherry bar was on our 'must do' list while visiting Madrid. Tucked away in a side street to the south of Gran Via it is easily overlooked.The bar has been established for nearly a 100 years & still retains its original features &...More

Thank DoraandNigel
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

So unassuming we walked by this place twice before we found it. It was empty apart from 2 others when we walked in, slightly apprehensive with our 7 yr old in tow. We took a seat, ordered our sherries and observed all life - well...More

1  Thank Funky_travel_junky
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Wanted to check out this place after reading about it on this site. Was not disappointed, although the barman could have been a little more friendly. Although, I can understand the frustration when your customers don't speak your lingo! Such an old bar, selling all...More

Thank YvySurrey_UK
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Just down the road from the hotel we were staying at, we stopped by three times during our stay. Loved the atmosphere! Still original 70-80 year old cash register and telephone in place. Dusty bottles lined up against the wall. Five different types of sherry...More

1  Thank scarletlettera
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

After visiting La Venencia recently I decided to read the TripAdvisor reviews. Unique! , certainly. Authentic! , a romantic view in a bygone age. Atmospheric! , yes. Beautiful! , er, it's all in the eye of the beholder. Rude Barman! , definitely. A good 5...More

Thank Neil h
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Arriving late in Madrid, I was recommended by a local friend to wander from my hotel in Atocha down the back streets to La Venencia. What an experience - great-value sherries, served with delicious tapas (I recommend the mojama if you’re a fish lover). The...More

Thank JamesAWilliams
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Like stepping back in time. An all sherry bar from the 1930’s with great history. Doubt the place has changed much over the years. The unassuming sign above the door. The dusty old sherry bottles behind the bar & the vintage posters on the walls...More

1  Thank Debra C
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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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Danielle D
14 June 2018|
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Response from YvySurrey_UK | Reviewed this property |
Hi can’t imagine why it would close.
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