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Magdalena Merlo Restaurant

#159 of 2,477 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kiraly utca 59/b, Budapest 1077, Hungary
+36 1 322 3278
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely homely place, big portions, hungarian and italian cuisine. We visit every time when we are in Budapest.

Thank Viv N
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time here was wonderful! The staff were friendly. The menu had enough choice. The Hungarian wines were good. We liked it so much we went a second time! The only disappointment was the Budapest steak...son asked for it medium but...it was very red and took a lot of chewing!

Thank Susan B
Levice, Slovakia
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283 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried steaks, traditional hungarian food and also desserts. Everything was more than good. We paid less than 100 euro for dinner (6 person). Worth of visit.

Thank Martin J
near Milwaukee, WI
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249 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a large place with several areas for dining. Various servers tended to our needs, and the food was really great. One criticism is that we didn't realize the side dishes would be an extra charge. While I enjoyed the chicken breast with cranberries and camembert , I LOVED the grilled vegetables. My partner's wiener schnitzel with excellent slaw was... More 

Thank CityHiker73
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant and popular neighborhood spot. Menu offers a nice variety of choices ranging from starters and entrées to pizza. Our meals were nicely done and presented. While we didn't have reservations their initial reaction wasn't positive I looked around at the several empty tables and guess I looked quizzical - youngish hostess then shrugged and seated us! Service was OK... More 

Thank r k
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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across the Magdalena Merlo Restaurant where we had dinner. We would really recommended this place for Hungarian (not: Italian) food. Quality is very good, and portions are big. Excellent value for money. Very good, competent, and friendly service. Nice place, well decorated. We would particularly recommend the Goulash Soup as a starter. By far the best we had... More 

1 Thank Falco1968
Moscow, Russia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Food was really good. Except for desserts. Service however I didn't find very caring. Took long to wait for the waiters to pay attention to you. But the food was very good anyway.

1 Thank Paulina-V-K
North Wales
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch at this restaurant. Wasn't so sure from the look of the outside. Great restaurant inside with friendly staff and great food.

1 Thank leewxm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nice food for a Nice price... . I had a good meal and the service was excellent . If you are looking for a place to eat, you found it.

Thank Lukske
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner today and mains around 3000huf plus garnish and drinks. The surprise is extra 45% on the top of the bill, not sure how comes, but expect that to be added. Nice place, cosy restaurant with nice food.

Thank Alex J
MikeAkos, Tulajdonos at Magdalena Merlo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time, and sharing your honorific review here! I dont know what the extra drinks! We will never charge you extra! True, not all foods included a side dish, but it is indicating the menu. The 45% extra tax not 45% also 18% -27% Hungarian food and drink (or-or) do not include any extra also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Italian, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiraly utca 59/b, Budapest 1077, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Erzsébetváros
  • Neighbourhood: Erzsébetváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 322 3278
Magdalena Merlo
"the best food for the best prices"

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