B-13 Bar Restaurante

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Calle de la Ballesta 13, Madrid, Spain, 28004

Vegan bar and restaurant in the city center near Gran Via. Offers meals and snack foods from sandwiches, burgers, and kebabs to pizza, hot dogs, and tapas. Takes orders for custom cakes. Open Wed-Sun 1:30pm-4:30pm, Wed-Thu 8:30pm-11:00pm, Sun 8:30pm-11:00pm. Closes Summer months.

Categories: Vegan, Pizza, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Spanish

84 Reviews

First Review by patriciacr

Cheap food and an amazing atmosphere - Edit

B13 is (in their own words) not a chic restaurant, but a friendly bar where you can get filling food and have a good time with your friends.

It is located in a very centric location, next to Gran Via, one of Madrid's main streets. This contributes to its popularity, making it necessary to go early if you want to get a table.

The food is quite nice, ranging from different sandwiches (bacon, chorizo, squid, seitan, ...) or burgers to typical spanish starters as patatas bravas (fried potatoes with a spicy sauce) or tortilla de patatas (spanish omelette). The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere of the place is just great.

In my opinion. B13 is more than worth a visit if you have a craving for cheap, "junk" food and find yourself in Madrid.

Pros: Cheap food, Great atmosphere

Cons: Very crowded

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A must for junk food lovers - Edit

A very nice place! Could be busy and require some waiting, but totally worth it.

Pros: Good food, Low prices, big dishes, Staff knows English

Cons: Could be busy and crowded

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Llenísimo - Edit

Si quieres visitarlo mejor hazlo temprano. Resulta bastante dificil encontrar sitio (o que quede tortilla :( ). Esto habla a favor del B13, siempre está lleno y animado. La comida está muy bien, aunque para mi gusto tiran bastante de sucedáneos. Si echas de menos el bocadillo de calamares ¡el B13 es tu lugar!

Pros: El ambiente, El precio

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Great food in a crowded place - Edit

The food is really good and the prices are amazing, but it's really hard to get a table if you don't come really early or late and it doesn't let you make reservations.

Totally must go if you come to Madrid, if you don't mind waiting to get a table.

Pros: Great food, Great prices

Cons: Crowded, Can't make a reservation

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Low-cost traditional Spanish - Edit

My favorite Spanish style restaurant. Some of the best mock-meats you'll have, hands down the best potato omelet in the vegan world and the cheapest you can eat vegan in Madrid. Really, it's impressive the flavor and texture of its garlic unchicken, calamari, and some local specialties like croquetas. The bar itself is tiny and gets full easily, the staff is usually busy and is not very nice, and some dishes feature pre-made seitan or frozen onion rings (avoid them). But the sheer quality of the food deserves 5 stars. Oh, save room for dessert.

Pros: Mock meats, Spanish specialties, cakes.

Cons: Tiny, noisy, unfriendly staff.

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Un clásico. - Edit

Parada obligatoria si visitas Madrid, y habitual si eres de la ciudad.

La comida está muy buena y es barata, la relación calidad precio es una de las mejores de los veganos de Madrid.

Los platos son rollo "fast food", pero nunca decepcionan y al final es lo que [email protected] buscamos. Hay bocatas, hamburguesas, plato combinado, pincho de tortilla (también las venden enteras por encargo, como las tartas), croquetas...

Hay que tener en cuenta que es un bar pequeño y se llena en cuanto abre. Si vais a ir es recomendable estar unos 15 minutos antes de que abran para coger sitio.

La estética del bar es punk, algo que personalmente me encanta. Un detalle es que tienen una zona para dejar folletos o tarjetas, donde se pueden encontrar mensajes antiespecistas y difusión de otros lugares veganos.

La decoración es muy sencilla, de taberna. Sin florituras.

Por último, decir que la atención es estupenda. Todas las veces que he ido, y son muchas, han sido geniales.

Altamente recomendable.

Pros: Completamente vegano

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Great place - Edit

Really good and cheap food.

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: Sometimes packed

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thumbs up - Edit

Very friendly staff and pretty good food. Loved it.

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Impresionante - Edit

Bar súper acogedor con camareros muy simpáticos. Las raciones son enormes y la comida es baratisima. Además, si ves que no puedes con todo lo que has pedido (lo que nos ha pasado a nosotros), te lo pueden dar para llevar. Para repetir la próxima vez que estemls en Madrid. ¡Y qué bocadillo de calamares!

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Bar tradicional madrileño - Edit

Encantador bar de siempre, acogedor.

Pros: Genial para sorprender a no-veganos

Cons: Pequeño

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Vegan Spain! ayyyyyyy - Edit

I have been going to B13 for a few of years now, and although I think there has been a slight change in the food lately( someone new in the kitchen?!) this Restaurant is worth flying to for my birthday every year!
I have had most of the dishes on the menu so I am going to give a detail review of the place.
My favourites are the Tapas: the Spanish Tortilla is a chunk of potatoes, brick looking like but light on the palate( I know, I know, a light brick, right? but you have to try it to see what I mean..); the Calamares made me question if I ordered some seafood by mistake, crispy crust, great flavour, the power of chickpeas for you.. I have had the Perrito Caliente on numerous occasion and it' s the healthiest by a mile, with fried onions and mustard. The puddings? well, cheesecakes are to die for, the caramel one is my favourite, but I also tried the strawberry one. Both have a puffy sponge and a creamy layer of queso ( I am still investigating what they use to make it..), the result is a light, guilt less dessert proving that milk isn't necessary to create great Patisserie...
As I read the comments, long wait for a table and rude waiters( I haven' met any in three years) can easily be overcome by Take Away option, which means you can have the best Vegan food while out in the sun or sitting on the balcony in your hotel room, at the end of a long day .
The only downside to my review is that I never take photos of my food, because as soon as it arrives on the table I take a bite to taste it and then it's covered in drool which makes it far form presentable ,LOLOL
The beers? Go for a Dark Estrella or a refreshing Mosto..
I can't fault the place, really, I would if I could! :D

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-20

Pros: Huge portions, cheap,great Menu choice, Nothing frozen and everything 100% Vegan, Take Away available

Cons: Yet to be found

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taberna donde comer barato - Edit

Comida muy barata, y rica. Ideal para que un no vegano salva convencido.

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Great place - Edit

This is a rustic and great pub where you can have lots of simple but really tasty and cheap food. Very good burger. Nice staff , just go early because it 's often overcrowded

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amazing Spanish food! - Edit

The best Spanish vegan food ever!you can have all the local dishes made vegan! A dream come true!!! Will be coming back!

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decepcion absoluta - Edit

He ido muchas veces y no esperaba que no permitiesen la entrada a no humanos, pero así es.
Me ha decepcionado totalmente. No volveré.

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Bareto español vegano - Edit

Muy divertido poder comer lo que comerías en cualquier bareto, pero todo vegano: albóndigas en salsa, perrito caliente, mixto con jamón, hamurguesa, bocata de calamares... ¡Volveré!

Pros: Sabores muy conseguidos

Cons: Sitio muy pequeño y no admiten reservas

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Best burgers in town - Edit

B-13 really has the best burgers. I used to come here very often. Good food for a good price. The people are very nice and helpful. I would recommend to take a dessert, the cakes are incredible.

There should be more places like this!

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Nunca hay sitio y no te hacen ni caso - Edit

Tres veces he ido, tres veces me he vuelto sin comer.

Es muy pequeño. No se puede reservar. Y lo que es peor, el personal no te hace ni caso ni se muestra en absoluto amable o dispuesto a facilitar información sobre el tiempo que habría que esperar y la posibilidad de obtener una mesa.

Muy desagradables. No me molestaré ni una vez más en intentarlo.

Pros: Nada

Cons: Mala atención. Muy pequeño. No hay suficientes mes

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Amazing vegan place - Edit

B13 has a really good atmosphere, good food and awesome prices! They serve "vegan fast food", such as burgers and sandwiches, as well as some typical Spanish food like tortilla de patatas or bocadillo de calamares.
Definitely worth the visit!

Pros: Cheap, Great food

Cons: Small place, you might not be able to find a table

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Great vibe, great food - Edit

First day I came to this restaurant it was packed and there was no where to sit... so I came back with my omni friend and husband a few days later, making sure to get there early to definitely get a seat.

We all loved the food and it was soooo cheap! Vegan comfort food at it's finest!

Pros: Incredibly good value for money, Friendly staff, Yummy food

Cons: Seating area is too small

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Legendario - Edit

Quizás el vegano más conocido de Madrid. Es una taberna cercana a la Gran Vía donde tomar productos veganos, tienes tortillas, nuggets, burgers, etc.

Pros: comida rica , ubicación , precio

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Good food and nice atmosphere - Edit

In this place, as a vegan, you will normally feel at home! Every time I went, I saw people with clothes, backpacks or things that displayed words about veganism. The place is small so you better come in as soon as the restaurant opens, and the food is so amazing. I specially recommend the vegan chicken, the mini san jacobos and the tortilla: amazing food, good job guys!

Pros: Excellent food, Nice vibe

Cons: Noisy, Place is too small

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me encantó - Edit

Lo probé antes de hacer mi cambio de alimentación y aluciné!estaba todo super rico y muy buen precio!!

Pros: Estaba todo muy bueno

Cons: Llenisimo de gente

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Cool collective - Edit

This is a super cool spot to join in to the community where they offer to feed you a crazy good menu.
Doner kebab, awesome burgers, Tortilla de patatas, croquetas and sometimes if youre lucky they will still have calamares left just to name some favourites.
The people working here are great, they give it their all.
I would love to live nearby to come down for a drink and have a bite too often.
We came here to show my partners parents how I was able to enjoy some of the typical menu of their home, Madrid. They loved it. So do we.
With good spirit you will support something great and you will not be disspointed and could easily make some friends

Pros: Concept, Staff keeping it rocking, Food and drinks served with passion

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Favourite fast food place: simple but great - Edit

I've been to B-13 two times now, and both times were amazing. I love the punky atmosphere and I love the food - be it the burgers, the calamares or the sandwiches. There wasn't anything special to it; it's just the taste, the price and the overall ambience that I've enjoyed here. As a reasonable consequence, the bar always seems crowded; however, they offer take-away meals as well. If you're somewhat familiar and comfortable with punkrock attitudes and a coherent environment, you HAVE to visit this place.

Pros: Great food, Lovely atmosphere, Cheap

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Cheap - Edit

"Posh"-Anarchist enviroment.
Cheap and simple vegan fast food, good for a quick burguer or tapas with friends.
Dishes you could easily do yourself at home.
It is normally a very busy place.
Quite rude waiters...

Pros: Really cheap

Cons: Service

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Raydoggy 04 Feb 2017 - Thanks for the warning, If there's one thing I can't stand, it's rude waiters, because I'm usually rude back and then I have to leave, because I'm afraid they will spit in my food, They won't be getting any of my money, but then again, if they are anarchists, they won't need any money, will they :o)))  


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Punked up junk food. - Edit

A more alternative choice. The staff were awesome and the food was great. Portions were huge and the prices are very decent.

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