A flamenco club that attracts large groups of tourists as well as true flamenco aficionados, the star performers put on an ... More
Cafe de Chinitas
A flamenco club that attracts large groups of tourists as well as true flamenco aficionados, the star performers put on an excellent show. It is arranged like a theatre, with a raised stage and tables and chairs squeezed together below. Lots of groups come for dinner as well as the show and the atmosphere is electric. Halfway through your meal the performance starts. It is expensive and crowded, but worth it. Book in advance for the dinner and the show.
The people at this resturant are very friendly and the flamenco entertainement feels so intimate you feel you are part of a family in their living room. A bonus for me was that I dropped my wallet with my credit cards on the floor near our table. Unaware I had dropped it, as I was walking out the door the female manager ran out to stop me because my wallet was found on the floor. Everything was left as is and I am forever grateful to them for their honesty. I am returning in late May, 2008
My daughter and I were in Madrid this summer and we wanted to experience a true Flamenco show. We went to Cafe de Chinitas two night before our departure and we loved it. The atmosphere was great and it was like something out of a book. The restaurant gives you the feeling of an authentic Spanish restaurant and the performances are spectacular. The singers, guitarist, and dancers are incredible.
We were staying in Ventas which was about 8 metro stops away but our time was well worth it. The price of the show includes one drink and the show lasts about 2.5 hours. We loved it so much, we went back the following night and we were able to meet some of the performers who were very friendly. I definitely recommend "Cafe de Chinitas" if you are in Madrid.