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Mercato Ballaro

Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 10 16 18
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“carbonara” (2 reviews)
“truffle” (3 reviews)
“italian food” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Spectacular dishes and delicious food! We enjoyed the experience so much by having lunch in most probably of the best Italian restaurant in Madrid. It is highly recomendable.

Thank Jose Carlos M
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We had some 'cañitas' (small beers) not even filled to the top at €2.50 each - incredibly overpriced compared to the bars in the neighbourhood. The beers came with a small bowl of crisps. You get higher quality service and 'aperitivos' (snacks) at better value...More

Thank Chessophia
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Really good Italian food. Don't expect pizza though. Loud atmosphere feels alive and vibrant. Add the friendly staff into the mix and you've got a great evening to look forward to.

Thank ErikH1013
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I got to know this place through an Italian friend, which to me when it is about Italian food, friends are my reference. Mercato Ballaro is located in one of the areas of Madrid not so touristy and with upcoming restaurant&bar scene. Mercato Ballaro is...More

Thank ibanejm
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Never had better pasta in Spain. Had pasta with sardines, Sicilian style. Fresh and tasty, perfect. Reasonably priced.

Thank RafaelBenatar
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We arrived without a reservation at 9:30 on a Friday night and a kind waiter took pity on us and gave us a table. Bread is served with wonderful tapanade, just a hint of the pleasure to follow. Restaurant was bustling with many friends and...More

Thank Aerie703
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 9:30 on a busy Friday with no reservation after being turned away at several other restaurants. The head waiter went out of his way to fit us in. Some of the dished are truly innovative; I had pasta carbonara that included asparagus, truffles...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

good restaurant. Waiters alwasy very helpful. If you can go upstairs for a little bit of better atmosphere (downstairs a little bit more cafeteria atmosphere). Check in the same street (Españoleto) for other Italian choices

Thank JavierCC2
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good Italian food with "normal" prices and the availability of half portions. The ground floor is more informal than the upper one.

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Sicilian restaurant in front of another one of the same type just across the street. It has a less formal canteen downstairs where it is possible to have lunch as well as dinner, with 1/2 ration dishes available. Upstairs the proper restsurant is located. The...More

Thank cornatel
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with
ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and
pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and
neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower
levels down every block, and here and there, there's a
cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever
crowded, but people are always out, poking into the
tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberí
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberí
  • Phone Number: +34 913 10 16 18
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