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Patrick discovers El Mercado

April 24, 2019 by David Herd

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Patrick discovers El Mercado restaurant in Bangkok and he and his lovely wife Khun Rinny were very impressed with this unique establishment. Patrick should know a little about restaurants being the owner of Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse in Pattaya, one of my favourite places to eat. TripAdvisor rating for Patrick’s is #16 of 1,149 Restaurants in Pattaya.

Dining in the courtyard.

Patrick discovers El Mercado There are 3 separate areas to dine, the courtyard, the wine room or the delicatessen area.

Patrick took all these excellent photos on his Samsung Quad camera.

Patrick & Rinny are very happy here.

Patrick discovers El Mercado They are sitting in the delicatessen area right next to the fresh seafood room.

Did someone mention seafood?

Patrick discovers El Mercado 

Life doesn’t get any better than this. 🙂

Oysters from Cancale in France.

Patrick discovers El Mercado  There are around 10 different varieties on offer, starting from B420 for a dozen which is tremendous value. The range is from B35 to B115 each.

You can order a set for B795.

Bangkok Market Grocery Restaurant

This fabulous set is only $25 USD.

Patrick’s platter

Patrick discovers El Mercado This is a great way to eat, there is a huge variety cold meats, terrines and pate’s to choose from.

Rinny had the seafood.

Patrick discovers El Mercado On one of my visits I actually had the seafood set + a dozen oysters. 🙂

Anyone for cheese?

Patrick discovers El MercadoA huge choice, why not sample a few? Also El Mercado have a delivery service if you live in Bangkok, check out THIS LINK for more information.

In fact there are free samples.

Patrick discovers El Mercado All along the counter there are samples of cheese, meats etc for you to try before you buy. 🙂

Pièce de résistance

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Say no more, wink wink, nudge nudge. 🙂

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Here is what Patrick had to say about El Mercado; “Didn’t know where to eat tonight in Bangkok so I asked my good friend David Herd who is an expert in Bangkok restaurants. He suggested El Mercado. Wow, what a surprise. Never saw anything like that in Thailand. All those choices of cheeses, cold cuts, seafood and fish. Many wines as well, but a bit on the expensive side. I enjoyed a mixed platter with cheeses and cold cuts, my wife went for the oysters and seafood dish. All in all a success and very enjoyable. Book in advance, packed all the time. Worth a visit when in Bangkok😉😎


Patrick discovers El Mercado Car parking is available behind the restaurant.

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