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We arrived at Madrid in mid-afternoon and missed lunch. So we settled for a snack at this hotel situated in the same plaza as our apartment. This was in June 2016.

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The eatery is located in the ME Madrid Hotel Reina Victoria situated in the west end of Plaza Santa Ana.

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There are several different areas – upon entry there is a bar.

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The eatery’s front door faces the plaza in the heart of the Literary Quarter (Barrio de las Letras).

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… then there is a lounge area for reading or surfing …
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There is a restaurant at the back that looked decent.

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We sat in an area where they served us snacks.

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It was really relaxing as we can watch the activities in the plaza, while sitting in the shade under a ceiling fan with a cold drink. It was sunny and quite hot outside.
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Our snacks were standards with a slight twist and they were tasty. Do not remember seeing tapas/pintxos on the menu – may be because the real kitchen is closed.
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We had quite a few of these dishes as we were hungry.

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As it got later at night, there was a velvet rope scene outside for the roof top bar next door.  But this place was packed. There was a DJ spinning, facing the plaza, so it was very lively in the evening – almost too noisy for we had an apartment facing the plaza.

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Plaza Santa Ana reminded us of Washington Square Park in NYC.

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Definitely worth stopping by for a drink, especially in the evening.

 

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