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Public

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Desengano, 11, Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 06 70
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value

Centrally located with quick and friendly service. The food is quite ok, but nothing to write home about. Still good value for money.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Olof L
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Stockholm, Sweden
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to this restaurant by coincidence, or should I say by accident? The prices on the menu should have given us a hint already, but we gave it a try anyway. We ordered three different plates (1 starter, 2 main courses) and they were all terrible. We first thought the chicken of the Tempura would be bad, but it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Centrally located with quick and friendly service. The food is quite ok, but nothing to write home about. Still good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We chanced upon Public on a stroll along Gran Via to our accommodation in Chueca. It's in the cool part of town - a little grungy, just behind the theatre district - that will reward travellers for exploring. The greeting from the maitre-d' on arrival was friendly and immediately knew to speak English, which he and all the staff did... More 

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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great location and environment By the looks of the restaurant you would think it is pricy. But in the end, the food, staff and the price are great. Try the Mojito.. it´s great

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Tucked in on a street behind the Grand Via is a sleek restaurant that features interesting and tasty food at very moderate prices and a nice change when you tire of paella. Their dishes are well presented, good sized and quite good. Best way to go if you are a group is to order a few starters and share around...we... More 

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Minsk
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice place to relax and have tasty food and great home wine. The price is not expensive at all. Totally recommend for visiting

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

On the plane to Madrid I met a Spanish girl who had lived in Madrid for 5 years who highly recommend this restaurant so we thought we should follow her advice and try it out. We both had main courses and desserts as well as drinks (non alcoholic) and it only cost us 32 Euros total! Food was really good... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant which a colleague booked for my trip to Madrid. The dishes were all well-presented, my spinach salad was a very good size, and the bacalao was excellent. The prices were very good too. It had a nice quiet atmosphere, although we did eat early in Madrid terms (9pm) and the service was very... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I had a very good dinning experience at this restaurant with a friend. We really enjoyed the food and the whole atmosphere. I would especially recommend the 'pulpo con alioli' (octopus pieces in delicious spicy alioli sauce), which I had in general liked more than the Galician traditional pulpo a la gallega. On the other hand, I was not very... More 

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice decor, some dishes are good, some very poor, avoid the spaghetti with prawns and garlic- tasted like it had been washed in dirty water. Poor service, left the entire spaghetti and prawn dish on the plate but wasn't even asked if it was ok. Desserts were nice

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Desengano, 11, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 06 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 34
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, 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 the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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