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Calle Desengano 11, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 06 70
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Desengano 11, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Casual comfortable sophisticated personable local delicious... here are some words to describe The Public. Restaurant had a great atmosphere, good and friendly service, very good menu and tasty food. Located just off Gran Via and near Calloe metro station. Great place to visit

Thank TomLuke123
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I was a nice dinner with great service, good meals. Really like thois place and recommened to everybody fo visiting!

Thank staslachu
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Really good time, the waitress Rubi she is really nice and take care of all customer... The food is amazing definitely will come again thanks to Rubi

Thank Chanez E
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend this place. Its menu has fancy names but the food quality is not that good. Also, the service could be improved.More

Thank Laura M
BEANDILANA, Gerente at Public, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your visit and opinion. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal. We always elaborate our food with fresh products of the season. We are also sorry for the bad experiencie with the service. We will take...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Wow!!!! My husband and I ate twice at Public during our 3 days stay in Madrid!! The first time i had the bacalao gratinado which was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! every bite was savory and the quality of ingredients are like no other! The second...More

Thank skafi
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Just behind the Gran Via, on a colorful street, is this unassuming restaurant, that caters to Spaniards and those tourists lucky enough to find it; wonderful selection a meals (lunch and dinner), service is warm and solicitous, and the price is more than reasonable. Went...More

Thank Edwin E
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It was the second time I went to this restaurant. They don't make reservations on the weekends, so my friend and I went there around 8:30pm to have dinner. Finding a table was easy. Service is nice and for the amount of food we ordered,...More

Thank Rick28200
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I went for dinner with my friends. Waiters and the food are very nice. They have good prices and a really refreshing mojito

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Got turned away by Vega just down the road. Ended up here having not researched it. MISTAKE Looks nice white tablecloths nice seats. No atmosphere Wine reasonably priced Starters were okay - just. I hate a starter that's served in it's cooked in dish with...More

Thank pepsimaxrock
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

There was excellent quality of food, with delicious and somewhat untraditional combinations. The tables were semi-enclosed, meaning that we could chat easily, in our own little table area. The service was excellent, with no hitches. The desserts were also delicious. The music created a lovely,...More

Thank Tibby35
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and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on
the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as
many other parts of the city, but this only adds to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:15 pm - 12:00 am
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:15 pm - 12:00 am
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
8:15 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Desengano 11, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasaña
  • Neighbourhood: Malasaña
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 06 70
  • E-mail
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