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Magdalena Merlo Restaurant

#149 of 2,457 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Kiraly utca 59/b, Budapest 1077, Hungary
+36 1 322 3278
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Friendly staff. Wide range of Italian and Hungarian food at good prices. Nicely presented and good portions. Enjoyed starters,main course and bottle of wine. Would go back

Thank Ingrid S
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Yet another excellent Restuarant in Budapest, lovely food, beautifully presently, and great service. Go there. Enjoy!

Thank Bob B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were on the last night of our 4 day trip and many places were closed. We had passed this restaurant previously and thought it looked a bit out of our budget but on closer inspection it was very reasonable. We tried lovely hot soups first of all as we were so cold and then the goose liver dish was... More 

Thank Sally C
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were suggested this place as the near-by Frici Para was closed for the holidays. The place has a very nice tranquil ambient. It's not big but it was packed with mostly tourists. Even though waiting for an hour for the 3 dishes we ordered seemed exageratingly long. The house red wine that came with our menu for 2 people... More 

Thank Tjasa L
Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is cosy but our goulash was served cold and they were none too pleased at being asked to reheat it. Wouldn't go back

Thank lizfin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
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
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiraly utca 59/b, Budapest 1077, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 322 3278
Magdalena Merlo
"the best food for the best prices"

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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