LOST IN THE “MERCADOS”
You can’t leave Madrid without going through at least one of its many mercados! This Guide will give you a good idea on where to start your tour, whether you’re looking for something small and local or big and bustling.
MERCADO SAN SANTON
Market - tapas - local - €€
Check out the many traditional stalls on the first floor, then, head upstairs to eat or drink at the various stands and tapas bars, featuring all kinds of international influences!
MERCADO DE MARAVILLAS
Market - local - authentic - €
Follow the local crowd to this proper Spanish market, where you can find third generation family vendors selling their own produce. Note: it’s a great spot for authentic shopping but not necessarily for grabbing a bite.
MERCADO DI SAN MIGUEL
Market - tapas - downtown - €€
Macrons, coffee, juice, tapas, pizza, and wine. Find it all and more at this incredibly popular venue in the center of the city.
MERCADO DE SAN ILDEFONSO
Market - tapas - gourmet - €€
15 different gastronomic producers create a diverse selection of tapas for every foodie type. Our favorites? Definitely the Top Terrace and seafood stands on the first floor!
Market - tapas - Michelin star - €€€
Take a leisurely stroll through this massive, Michelin-starred dining space that promotes creativity and art, often hosting live entertainers of all creeds. Their secret spot? El Club.
MERCADO DE LA PAZ
Market - local - hidden gem - €
The mission-oriented cozy corner of vendors work with a variety of philanthropic organizations while serving the freshest food to locals and the occasional tourist savvy enough to find them!