Bazaar

Price guide: Budget

Calle Libertad 21, Madrid, 28004

Price guide: Budget

Bazaar

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#35 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Bazaar

Buzzy bistro vibe at bargain price.

Bazaar is arguably the best in Madrid of the phenomenonally successful Andilana group of restaurants, founded by Catalan entrepreneur Lluis Camos. All light, white and woody with big windows, it occupies a key corner site in Chueca. The group's concept is to offer food that looks like expensive restaurant fare at budget prices in a stylish setting, and it works. You can't book and Bazaar is invariably full, so try to get there soon after they open.  

Food and drink: 

A bit hit and miss. Stick to the salads, pasta and steaks and steer clear of anything too tricksy. They don't have the kitchen facilities, the staff or the time to handle anything too complicated. The menu is broadly Mediterranean, with dishes such as vegetable tartlets with romesco sauce, and sea bream with algae and lime. 

Ambience: 

This is the strong point. Great mix of clientele with plenty to look at.

Service: 

This is the weak point. Staff are usually rushed off their feet.

Location: 

In the middle of Chueca, Madrid's gay/trendy barrio.

Price advice: 

There is a set menu for 9.95 euros for three courses with wine. A la carte, you'll probably spend around 20 euros.

Other useful branches: 

There are several other restaurants belonging to the same group, including Ginger (Plaza del Angel 12) and La Gloria de Montera (Calle Caballero de Gracia 10). See website for details.

More information on Bazaar:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish
Address:
Calle Libertad 21, Madrid, 28004
Telephone:
91 523 3905
Website:
http://restaurantbazaar.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-11.45pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats

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