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El Mercado

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Calle Martha Salotti 445 | Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires C1107CMC, Argentina
541140109200
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:30
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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315 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there couple of times because we were staying at the hotel. The breakfast was always good and so was lunch. The service was also good.

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Madrid
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, quirky decoration , trendy but different and with bags of atmosphere. Service is attentive and friendly , food is consistently good quality - even the fish is good here ( unusual for Argentina) . Well worth a visit

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Modesto, California
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very trendy vibe with vibrant lighting Faena Hotel is famous for the Tango Show so El Mercado is a good choice for couples and small groups who want to catch the show. Food was very good but short of spectacular. Like most Buenos Aires restaurants you better bring an appetite because portions are generous.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The room is beautiful or you can choose 1 of 2 outdoor venues. The food is delicious. They offer a wide variety of fruits, fresh juices, and many sweets and breads. Or they will cook to order several varieties of eggs. They even offer champagne at the buffet!

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Thank evenkeel2017
Almansa, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My friend and I ate in this wonderful restaurant full of atmosphere . The very efficient and pleasant manager Nicholas chose some fabulous dishes for us accompanied by suitable wines . His choice was fabulous not only the food was delicious but also the wine and his explanation of the wine was most interesting and informative . The staff and... More 

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NYC Metro
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you're staying at the Faena, you shouldn't miss the Sunday asada brunch. Their daily breakfast is great, too.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It is a true pleasure to dine at El Mercado: The ambiance is unusually beautiful, the cuisine is of high standard without being pretentious, and the service is very attentive and friendly. Furthermore, this restaurant is within the very stylish Hotel Faena, which adds to the good vibrations of the place. It is relatively expensive, but the quality-price relationship is... More 

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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were a large group ( family ) and when we arrived we were very surprised by the great decor and hopping for a great meal ! The food was average as the service and very expensive for what it was ! After that we went to the tango show at the same place ( Faena hotel ) . It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We visited El Mercado again, this time with friends, during December and it's always a pleasure... The ambience, decor & design are really nice. Location is perfect, close to everything in the heart of Puerto Madero. The food & the service were nice, we ordered a lot of starters and dishes for sharing since we were a large group. Wine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nice ambiance, could only be a bit brighter as you wont see a lot of the food. You can eat goods teak nearly everywhere in Buenos Aires, but here I had the best one. The wine card is also great with a great variety and good value for the money. *The water-taps in the toilets look like giraffes.

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Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50
Cuisine
Latin, Mediterranean, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Martha Salotti 445 | Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires C1107CMC, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Puerto Madero
  • Neighbourhood: Puerto Madero
  • Phone Number: 541140109200
Description
A great culinary experience doesn't centre exclusively on food and wine. A truly great meal is an emotional experience -a trip of the senses- a celebration. Inspired by the old fairs of Europe and the legendary cantinas of Buenos Aires, El Mercado provides an environment steeped in history and character, where guests can bask in the heat from the clayoven and savour the most delicious traditional Argentine foodprepared with fresh natural products and seasonal fruits.

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Staying in Puerto Madero

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Puerto Madero
From its refurbished red brick buildings and port cranes to its modern skyscrapers and luxurious apartment buildings, Puerto Madero is the perfect combination of old and new. The river provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of heavy traffic just blocks away. Across the river, flanked by skyscrapers, are beautiful parks and quiet streets that make this neighbourhood a unique destination in a city as busy as Buenos Aires. The restaurants, bars, and nightclubs on the docks make it a prime spot for nights out and have come to symbolise this area. Puerto Madero is even more striking after dark, when the lights from the docks and skyscrapers glow against the night sky.
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