ThailandBangkokItalianSeafood $$$$$ Urban Hideaway
Bistro

El Mercado

Mediterranean-style market selling and serving local and imported produce. Sample world-class seafood, cuts of meat, cheeses, salads, and wines available to take home or have served to your table. The European-inspired menu includes classic Italian dishes like pasta and risotto, while seafood and quality meat cuts are undoubtedly the heroes here.

The best way to order is to view the blackboard menu in the courtyard then peruse the deli offering inside. Select a dish with your favorite produce, try some oysters or ask staff for help design your own charcuterie board. Separate blackboard menus are dedicated to oysters, desserts, and daily specials. Ranked amongst the top 20 restaurants in Bangkok, this highly recommended dining experience is not to be missed.

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Price & Hours

Meal Prices From

฿239 (USD$7.71)

$$$$$

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Bistro

Italian Seafood
Drinks
Beer Wine Coffee Tea Soda Fruit Juice
Available
Farm-to-Table Gluten Free Organic Vegetarian
Location
Urban Hideaway

Hours

11am-11:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday
11am-10:30pm, Sunday

Overview

  • Food Quality: Best in town
  • Service: Very good
  • Value: Pretty Decent
  • Location: Convenient
  • Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late
  • Bookings: Strongly Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Comfort Level: Quite Comfortable
  • Seating: Indoors & Garden
  • Decor: Garden
  • Wifi: Free & Password Protected
  • Delivery: Yes
  • Good For Groups: No
  • Who Visits: Tourists & Locals
  • Payments: Cash, Card & Digital Wallet

Dietary

Gluten-free: 3-5 dishes
eg. Risotto with Pumpkin & Smoked Salmon
Vegetarian: 1-2 dishes
eg. Penne Pesto
Vegan: only upon request

You Have To Try...

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Penne pesto

Not spicy Vegetarian

Classic pasta dish with punchy flavors of basil and parmesan. Great option for vegetarians.

Look Around

Outdoor seating areaOutdoor seating area
Extensive wine cellarExtensive wine cellar
DelicatessenDelicatessen
Chalk board menuChalk board menu
Around El Mercado
SaladSalad
MeatballsMeatballs
SpaghettiSpaghetti
RisottoRisotto
Dulce de lecheDulce de leche
Food at El Mercado

Where Is It

490 Phai Singto Alley, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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How To Get There

Train (BTS Sukhumvit LineAsok)

15-minute walk south along Soi Sukhumvit 16. Use Exit 6 (Exchange Tower) from station.

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Subway (MRT Blue LineQueen Sirikit)

4-minute walk northeast. Use exit 4 (Soi Phai Singto) from station.

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Rideshare

Grab drivers may prefer to pick up and drop off around the corner as the narrow road can make it difficult to stop at the entrance.

Backstory

El Mercardo opened in December 2015, offering Bangkok's food connoisseurs a European-style market with fresh produce, a bakery, an extensive wine cellar, and a bonus dine-in restaurant serving home-style recipes using produce from the market.

The grocery market now has 2 locations, the restaurant premises on Soi Phai Singtho, and a second location on Soi Suan Phlu.

El Mercardo is an equal opportunities employer, offering job opportunities to people with learning differences.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Combination of local and imported produce. Fresh fruit and vegetables are locally sourced while longer-life products like pasta and meat are imported for quality.
  • Wine cellar with large variety of imported wine.
  • Grocery market to purchase deli-style meat, cheeses, baked goods, more. Tastings are often available.
  • Relaxed atmosphere at courtyard seating area.
  • No service charges. Leave a tip if you're happy with the service.
  • Set lunch menu including an entrée, main, and dessert.
Could Be Better:
  • No individual menus and communal blackboard menu which is not visible from all tables. Standing near other tables trying to read the menu can feel awkward.
  • Limited dietary information on menu.
  • Tight seating spaces. Indoor and outdoor areas can feel crowded at times.
  • Some expensive menu items, especially imported meat.
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