Where else would you find people like Picasso, Hemingway, Orson Welles, or Antonio Banderas, all in one place? At this cafe, established in 1888, have sat artists, scientists, politicians, spiritual leaders, authors, and important characters from the 20th century, and cultural personalities from the head of Spanish cultures, and around the world.
Here, the walls can almost talk, for they are full of photos from the many years of the restaurant, with the wood covered design, and the upholstery on the furniture of red velvet.
In the restaurant's menu you can find great meats and salads, soups, fish, sweet desserts, and business deals. The flagship of the restaurant throughout the years has been Codfish in cider. A warm recommendation is to order the Café Gijón cocktail, a tastings menu including a selection of tapas.