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Mercato Ballaro

Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 10 16 18
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“truffle” (3 reviews)
“italian food” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 15 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 Erik H
Reviewed 7 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 22 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 4 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
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I'm Italian and every time I went to Italian restaurants in Madrid, I've always found something wrong and not so "italian" as it is supposed to be. Well, this is not the case. Very good the daily dishes. Nice atomosphere. Quite a large variaty of...More

Thank Ciaooo
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

50 euros for 2 people, including two starters main course and dessert. Everything was great, especially the starters.

Thank Tiago F
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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