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La Venencia

Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 73 13
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Classic experience

Just down the road from the hotel we were staying at, we stopped by three times during our stay... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
scarletlettera
,
Georgia
Certainly different!

After visiting La Venencia recently I decided to read the TripAdvisor reviews. Unique... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Neil h
,
Dukinfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
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“sherry bar” (22 reviews)
“no tipping” (7 reviews)
“great sherry” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Huertas
CONTACT
+34 914 29 73 13
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"sherry bar"
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"no tipping"
in 7 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
"vintage posters"
in 2 reviews
"people watching"
in 2 reviews
"amontillado"
in 11 reviews
"sherries"
in 22 reviews
"palo"
in 9 reviews
"hemingway"
in 8 reviews
"cortado"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We loved la Venecia, a wonderful old sherry bar full of wooden barrels of sherry and with dusty bottles on the bar. Several regulars were enjoying a glass or two near the entrance while lots of young Madrilenos were chatting at tables upstairs. There are...More

1  Thank alysonth
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

You won’t find many (if any other) just sherry bars in Madrid. So just come here. The proprietor doesn’t speak English but he will still help you thru selection of the most appropriate sherry. Or... just try a selection. Having lived in Andalusia in the...More

Thank VATexans
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

As you walk in it is like a step back in time , from the old smoke stained walls to writing your bill with chalk on the counter and add to that a very excellent selection of sherry and it is an experience like no...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This place is the real deal. I was lucky enough to attend on a Sunday evening. The surrounding area was very different to the preceding evenings where even a non claustrophobic would have suffered. A step back in time to a sherry bar. There was...More

1  Thank Beckybumbledrop
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Imagine what a roadside tavern in Andalucia must have looked like in the 1800's and you are in La Venencia. Do yourself a favor and read about Spanish sherrys before even venturing there because it will add to your enjoyment. That, plus the fact that...More

Thank AJS-NY
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a place you must go for at least a glass of sherry. It is cheap, good for a snack, and has amazing history behind it. You feel like you've gone back in time, and there are even nice touches like writing your "receipt"...More

Thank Jenny I
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them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas
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