El Cid Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 4212 W Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90029

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  • 323-668-0318

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I like coming here to see bands play and they have a nice intimate setting for that. The bartenders are good and the atmosphere of the place is like a great secluded little secret. I can't vouch for the food though- I haven't tried it.

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I like coming here to see bands play and they have a nice intimate setting for that. The bartenders are good and the atmosphere of the place is like a great secluded little secret. I can't vouch for the food though- I haven't tried it.

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Went twice once for the so-called "Indie Film Night" & once for the "Web TV" night. The food and drinks were disgusting. Also, the rather arrogant, self-important host / M.C. seemed to think his absolutely pedestrian taste in digital

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★★★★★

Went twice once for the so-called "Indie Film Night" & once for the "Web TV" night. The food and drinks were disgusting. Also, the rather arrogant, self-important host / M.C. seemed to think his absolutely pedestrian taste in digital

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August 17, 2011

Open Letter to El Cid Management:

In Los Angeles there is a wonderful historic and cultural landmark visited by thousands of people from all over southern California, El Cid restaurant. El Cid was built in 1900 as

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August 17, 2011

Open Letter to El Cid Management:

In Los Angeles there is a wonderful historic and cultural landmark visited by thousands of people from all over southern California, El Cid restaurant. El Cid was built in 1900 as

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Just went to El Cids. Do yourself a favor and spend your money someplace else. For diner go to Norms or In and Out, much better food and the service is better for sure. The music is good but everything else is a big waste of money. We

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★★★★★

Just went to El Cids. Do yourself a favor and spend your money someplace else. For diner go to Norms or In and Out, much better food and the service is better for sure. The music is good but everything else is a big waste of money. We

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This was my first time here, we had reservations for the second show and we were told to get there 45 minutes prior to our reservation time. So we get there early (we were the first people there for the second show), we were sitted at the

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This was my first time here, we had reservations for the second show and we were told to get there 45 minutes prior to our reservation time. So we get there early (we were the first people there for the second show), we were sitted at the

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Facilities:
I went with a couple of friends to see the Flamenco show. The facilities are interesting. You come down several flies of stairs that have the air of an old house that's been well kept. Then you see a patio that seems like a

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Facilities:
I went with a couple of friends to see the Flamenco show. The facilities are interesting. You come down several flies of stairs that have the air of an old house that's been well kept. Then you see a patio that seems like a

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this place is what old hollywood is all about,On sunset but in a place with lots of street parking it has A huge Patio and Cheap drinks.we ate Tapes outside and saw a cool band for free next time we will come back for the Flamingo show and

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this place is what old hollywood is all about,On sunset but in a place with lots of street parking it has A huge Patio and Cheap drinks.we ate Tapes outside and saw a cool band for free next time we will come back for the Flamingo show and

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...last week our BD celebration in El Cid was a big fiasco!! the restaurant doesn't air conditioning!! ...The temperature outside was over 95, but inside the restaurant was probable over 105...unbearable !!\r
the paella was very mediocre,

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...last week our BD celebration in El Cid was a big fiasco!! the restaurant doesn't air conditioning!! ...The temperature outside was over 95, but inside the restaurant was probable over 105...unbearable !!\r
the paella was very mediocre,

Pros: our waiters was courteous

Cons: no air conditioning and the food very mediocre

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Sub-header: MY BAND WAS ROBBED HERE. Not saying it was an insided job but the staff played such CYA hardball you had to wonder, seriously. This venue had a bad feel about it from the minute we walked in. After an 8-hour drive w/ my band

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Sub-header: MY BAND WAS ROBBED HERE. Not saying it was an insided job but the staff played such CYA hardball you had to wonder, seriously. This venue had a bad feel about it from the minute we walked in. After an 8-hour drive w/ my band

Pros: potentially cool music venue if staff/management replaced

Cons: ***WARNING to bands, don't play here***

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Terrible thieves abound! We recently played here and had our bass and laptop stolen from a room which WE WERE TOLD TO PUT OUR EQUIPMENT. The management were completely unsympathetic and downright hostile to the idea that they MIGHT BE

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Terrible thieves abound! We recently played here and had our bass and laptop stolen from a room which WE WERE TOLD TO PUT OUR EQUIPMENT. The management were completely unsympathetic and downright hostile to the idea that they MIGHT BE

Pros: non

Cons: hostile, irresponsible, and incompetent management

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On friday april 24th, my band and I flew in from New York to play a one night co-bill with a local band. Despite the nice crowd who turned in to check the music, It was the WORSE service, hospitality and sound engineer that a band can ever

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On friday april 24th, my band and I flew in from New York to play a one night co-bill with a local band. Despite the nice crowd who turned in to check the music, It was the WORSE service, hospitality and sound engineer that a band can ever

Pros: Nice front patio

Cons: Security, Atention, Cordiality.

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Unfortunatly it's a temporary closing...but this disgusting 'Roachcoach' got caught for 'Live Rodents' in their kitchen...The wanna-be Teamster/Soprano management now has to take a break from lying and stealing from it's patrons...The

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Unfortunatly it's a temporary closing...but this disgusting 'Roachcoach' got caught for 'Live Rodents' in their kitchen...The wanna-be Teamster/Soprano management now has to take a break from lying and stealing from it's patrons...The

Pros: Live Roaches in Food

Cons: Live Rodents in the Kitchen

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We were in a group of 30 people and planned the event 3 weeks ahead of time. The managers were very eazy to promise things but when the party started they didn't stand behind their words. Thay tried to charge for the Sangria that was

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We were in a group of 30 people and planned the event 3 weeks ahead of time. The managers were very eazy to promise things but when the party started they didn't stand behind their words. Thay tried to charge for the Sangria that was

Pros: nice flamenco show, good food

Cons: Disorganized and rude service

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Once a great Los Angeles hang out now a sad has-been. When you get inside you can feel that they are desperate, the staff seems over worked, the management is pinching pennies and after the show.....Cockroaches! If you are ever brave

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Once a great Los Angeles hang out now a sad has-been. When you get inside you can feel that they are desperate, the staff seems over worked, the management is pinching pennies and after the show.....Cockroaches! If you are ever brave

Pros: Beautiful Architecture

Cons: Desperate, Money Grubbing, and Roach Filled

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Cockroaches!!! This place is disgusting. Walking down the tiny hallway to the bathroom I saw cockroaches. If that is the condition of the hallway I can only imagine what the kitchen is like. Do not eat here. Also, I came to see a band

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Cockroaches!!! This place is disgusting. Walking down the tiny hallway to the bathroom I saw cockroaches. If that is the condition of the hallway I can only imagine what the kitchen is like. Do not eat here. Also, I came to see a band

Pros: Beautiful building

Cons: Cockroaches, Bands Beware.

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I went to eat at El Cid during the dinner theatre on 10/9/09. From the very begining you can tell this place had only one intention in mind - get your $. The valet service is $6 and all the do is park your car on the street so that no one

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I went to eat at El Cid during the dinner theatre on 10/9/09. From the very begining you can tell this place had only one intention in mind - get your $. The valet service is $6 and all the do is park your car on the street so that no one

Cons: dishonesty

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Tee paella is good, not excellent, but the ambiance and the show, make up for the lack of more original Spanish food. It's worth to, and check out the old d Hollywood affair.

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★★★☆☆

Tee paella is good, not excellent, but the ambiance and the show, make up for the lack of more original Spanish food. It's worth to, and check out the old d Hollywood affair.

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We went to El Cid Restaurant for a company dinner. Quite underwhelming food quality, though a good bar. The main show was good, not great, but the late show was much more entertaining. It was ok for "free."

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We went to El Cid Restaurant for a company dinner. Quite underwhelming food quality, though a good bar. The main show was good, not great, but the late show was much more entertaining. It was ok for "free."

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El Cid is a hidden gem in Hollywood with hearty food and exciting entertainment. The flamenco dancing shows are very interesting and the ambiance is casual and welcoming.

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El Cid is a hidden gem in Hollywood with hearty food and exciting entertainment. The flamenco dancing shows are very interesting and the ambiance is casual and welcoming.

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El Cid is the hip you can not dispute it, all you little babies complaining about the prices and the food need to calm down. They have $3 Tecate and the tapas menu is great. Monday nights are the best, big name comics and young wipper

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El Cid is the hip you can not dispute it, all you little babies complaining about the prices and the food need to calm down. They have $3 Tecate and the tapas menu is great. Monday nights are the best, big name comics and young wipper

Pros: great vibe, great taste in shows, hip beautiful people, best place for the summer is the patio, monday nights are the best night

Cons: they close at midnight on mondays

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this place is terrible. the food is bad and the service is worse. last night i was actually harassed by the waiter because the group sitting near me walked out on their check. he accused me of being with them and tried to present me

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this place is terrible. the food is bad and the service is worse. last night i was actually harassed by the waiter because the group sitting near me walked out on their check. he accused me of being with them and tried to present me

Pros: layout, open mic night

Cons: service, food, drink prices

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i like el cid. granted, i only go on monday's for the drunken comedy.....but it works for me! also- i've never eaten the food there. once i got 7&7 after 7&7 for a few hours or so. i personally don't remember, but my friends say that they

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i like el cid. granted, i only go on monday's for the drunken comedy.....but it works for me! also- i've never eaten the food there. once i got 7&7 after 7&7 for a few hours or so. i personally don't remember, but my friends say that they

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There is absolutely nothing good about El Cid. The food, service, and show are below sub par. My friend ordered a glass of sangria, which turned out to be a white wine sprizer with an organge slice and marachino cherry. The "performers"

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There is absolutely nothing good about El Cid. The food, service, and show are below sub par. My friend ordered a glass of sangria, which turned out to be a white wine sprizer with an organge slice and marachino cherry. The "performers"

Pros: there's nothing good about this place

Cons: everything is horrible

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Very cute place. Good shows. $8 entrance fee for shows. Tiny stage. Cozy chill music is played, you can talk over. Nice decoration. Mojito not very strong. wobbly steps downward (watch out high heels).

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Very cute place. Good shows. $8 entrance fee for shows. Tiny stage. Cozy chill music is played, you can talk over. Nice decoration. Mojito not very strong. wobbly steps downward (watch out high heels).

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This place is truly one of a kind, and not just within LA. The authenticity matched with the entertainment value matched with the food -- El Cid is the best.

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This place is truly one of a kind, and not just within LA. The authenticity matched with the entertainment value matched with the food -- El Cid is the best.

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I went one night to check out the flamenco show and was completely impressed. It's more along the lines of authentic and folksy than outrageous and showy. The food is not going to win any culinary prizes, but it's pretty decent and the

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I went one night to check out the flamenco show and was completely impressed. It's more along the lines of authentic and folksy than outrageous and showy. The food is not going to win any culinary prizes, but it's pretty decent and the

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Dropped by El Cid on a sunny Sunday and happened upon their Sunday Jazz Brunch. We went for one drink and stayed for hours. Brunch was great, the sangria's were smooth and the atmosphere was very chill. The jazz group led by a master

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Dropped by El Cid on a sunny Sunday and happened upon their Sunday Jazz Brunch. We went for one drink and stayed for hours. Brunch was great, the sangria's were smooth and the atmosphere was very chill. The jazz group led by a master

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Based on the poor reviews I read here, I was not expecting much from El Cid, but the food was actually quite good, as were the drinks. The dancing was good. My big complaint was that it was so hot! The waiter said that the air

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★★★★★

Based on the poor reviews I read here, I was not expecting much from El Cid, but the food was actually quite good, as were the drinks. The dancing was good. My big complaint was that it was so hot! The waiter said that the air

Pros: good food

Cons: the heat and the shabby patio area

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I hesitated driving 2 hours to visit this restaurant based on some of the reviews. It was well worth it! We enjoyed the food and loved the show! We ordered 3 "tapas" and the Filet Mignion, Pork Tenderloin, and Shrimp. The filet was

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I hesitated driving 2 hours to visit this restaurant based on some of the reviews. It was well worth it! We enjoyed the food and loved the show! We ordered 3 "tapas" and the Filet Mignion, Pork Tenderloin, and Shrimp. The filet was

Pros: Food, Entertainment, Ambiance

Cons: Ave. service, Wine selection

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I went the first time to see Inara George. We had late night Tapas and drinks. It was so fun and the bartender told us all about the Flamenco show that they have had since the 60's. I made reseverations for the next week. It was GREAT.

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I went the first time to see Inara George. We had late night Tapas and drinks. It was so fun and the bartender told us all about the Flamenco show that they have had since the 60's. I made reseverations for the next week. It was GREAT.

Pros: Food, Location, historic

Cons: bathrooms, n/a, n/a

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The food here is great, but it also includes a great flamenco show. The dancers are top notch and they even have a male flamenco. The musicians are incredible and remind me of Gipsy Kings.

The venue is in a classic old theatre and it stands on a hill. Getting down the hill can feel slightly treacherous. Don't get yourself too drunk! (smile)

PROS: Great Food, Great show!
CONS: Dangerous hillside entry

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The food here is great, but it also includes a great flamenco show. The dancers are top notch and they even have a male flamenco. The musicians are incredible and remind me of Gipsy Kings.

The venue is in a classic old theatre and it stands on a hill. Getting down the hill can feel slightly treacherous. Don't get yourself too drunk! (smile)

PROS: Great Food, Great show!
CONS: Dangerous hillside entry

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After reading other reviews, I should have expected that the food would be bad and it was worse. I rarely send back food but I sent back the shrimp because they tasted fishy and the cream sauce was watered down with smelly fish water.

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After reading other reviews, I should have expected that the food would be bad and it was worse. I rarely send back food but I sent back the shrimp because they tasted fishy and the cream sauce was watered down with smelly fish water.

Pros: location, good show

Cons: horrible food, awful value

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I saw the other reviews on city search but decided to go to this place on a date to see the flamenco show. We got there early and had some drinks on the patio and it is SO cool. By far the BEST patio I think I have seen in LA. The

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I saw the other reviews on city search but decided to go to this place on a date to see the flamenco show. We got there early and had some drinks on the patio and it is SO cool. By far the BEST patio I think I have seen in LA. The

Pros: Sangria, atmosphere, a fun place to take s

Cons: a lot of stairs

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The food was awful, the service was mediocre, and the show was good. This place is extremely overrated. You do not get what you pay for. There is nothing special about the paella. The garlic mushrooms and chicken empanadas were actually

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The food was awful, the service was mediocre, and the show was good. This place is extremely overrated. You do not get what you pay for. There is nothing special about the paella. The garlic mushrooms and chicken empanadas were actually

Pros: tapas

Cons: drafty, overrated, awful food

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The Spanish dishes were the best I have eaten since visiting Spain in 1999. It was the performance itself, however, that was most memorable. The flamenco I saw in Spain was flawlessly performed by beautiful young men and women. The

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The Spanish dishes were the best I have eaten since visiting Spain in 1999. It was the performance itself, however, that was most memorable. The flamenco I saw in Spain was flawlessly performed by beautiful young men and women. The

Pros: Flamanco, Food, Fun

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The show at El Cid is definitely enjoyable but this is honestly the WORST food I have ever been served at a restaurant. It's almost a joke it's so bad. So salty, so stale, like they rehashed everyone's leftovers into the next person's

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The show at El Cid is definitely enjoyable but this is honestly the WORST food I have ever been served at a restaurant. It's almost a joke it's so bad. So salty, so stale, like they rehashed everyone's leftovers into the next person's

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Cool venue, but don't try the food. The only thing that's decent are the mushrooms and they aren't that great. Drinks are expensive and pretty weak. My suggestion would be to buy something bottled.

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★★★★★

Cool venue, but don't try the food. The only thing that's decent are the mushrooms and they aren't that great. Drinks are expensive and pretty weak. My suggestion would be to buy something bottled.

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I had the paella, and it was the worst paella I ever tasted. It had not flavor whatsoever. I had to put some salt on it. My date also overheard other women at the bathroom complaining about the food. The show was good, but not great. Maybe

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I had the paella, and it was the worst paella I ever tasted. It had not flavor whatsoever. I had to put some salt on it. My date also overheard other women at the bathroom complaining about the food. The show was good, but not great. Maybe

Pros: bad food

Cons: good service

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Paella, their signature dish was dry as a bone. Show, OK, well executed but lacked vitality. Middle aged to senior performers are Ok to open a show but spectators naturally expect more lively, younger talent to take the floor at some

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Paella, their signature dish was dry as a bone. Show, OK, well executed but lacked vitality. Middle aged to senior performers are Ok to open a show but spectators naturally expect more lively, younger talent to take the floor at some

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I went to El Cid for my last birthday party and it was great. I had 15 people there and all of them had a great time. The flamenco show was very authentic and highly entertaining. The restaurant manager, Jack, made sure everything was in

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I went to El Cid for my last birthday party and it was great. I had 15 people there and all of them had a great time. The flamenco show was very authentic and highly entertaining. The restaurant manager, Jack, made sure everything was in

Pros: Authentic Flamenco, Hollywood history

Cons: Expensive, Patio not heated

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The El Cid structure was built in 1900 by D.W. Griffith and used to screen "Birth of a Nation." In 1950, the space was converted into a cabaret. The restaurant opened in 1961 as a replica of a sixteenth-century Spanish tavern. Since then,…

 

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