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Nominated for: BEST Mediterranean
The building that is currently home to Olé Madrid has been in the Gaslamp for over 100 years. First erected in 1885, it housed the WH Sorrilles Dream Theater. In 1924, ownership changed hands and it became the U.S. Theatre. In 1931, the one-story building underwent extensive alterations resulting in the two-story building you see today. It later became home to a bookstore, a men's furnishing business, and finally, Olé Madrid. Spreads across three full levels providing four full bars, patio dining, street level dining, and two full mezzanines. With 40-foot high ceilings and a 10,000 square foot layout, Olé Madrid has been in the spotlight for architecture awards, movie shoots, fashion shows, and art showings.
Despite its sprawling layout, the restaurant holds a very warm and intimate feel. In subtle hues of brick and gold, Olé Madrid's design incorporates organic elements with original artwork. The balcony and staircase railings, overhead lights, and bar fixtures are intricate metal work inspired by Gaudi.
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