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The Mercado de San Miguel- Gourmet Gem in Madrid

Posted by gen On January - 4 - 2011

The Mercado de San Miguel is the best thing to happen to Madrid in forever, and the popularity of the market’s food and wine stands and convivial atmosphere has soared to a stratospheric level. The weekends are heaving with happy locals and tourists alike munching on the gourmet goodies (stuffed peppers, oysters and champagne, Galician octopus, Catalan canelones, marinated olives, artisan cheeses, Jamón de Bellota, Chorizo, etc) and buckets of vino de Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Sherry, Cava, Priorat….

We got the camera out and took some shots of this lovingly restored historic market, enjoy! And if you find yourself in Madrid, a visit here is a must. Best enjoyed midweek and before dinnertime. If you don’t mind crowds, the weekends are a whole lot of fun, with occasional entertainment. They recently had a Galician themed night with food and wine from Galicia, Galician musicians performing and a fantastic -but packed!- ambience.

Information on the Mercado de San Miguel:

Opening Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 10AM- midnight
Thursday, Friday and Saturday- 10AM – 2AM (after 10PM the whole market becomes a cool wine bar!)

Address: The Plaza San Miguel, Madrid (right next tot he Plaza Mayor)

Other tips while visiting Madrid: Best tapas in town, Viridiana restaurant, a wine tour to La Mancha, the Prado Museum, DiverXo restaurant, the Retiro Park, jazz at the Cafe Central…

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

 

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

 

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

 

 

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

 

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

 

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid- Cellar Tours

See you at the Mercado for a vino!

 

8 Responses to “The Mercado de San Miguel- Gourmet Gem in Madrid”

  1. Louise says:

    so tempting, wish I was there!!!!!!!!!

  2. lisabbakes says:

    I will be checking out the market this year for sure. Great pics!

  3. max says:

    WOW, great photos, I will definitely get there this year.

  4. Gigi says:

    we were in Madrid in the Fall and went to the Mercado San Miguel three times. Loved it! Your pictures brought back some fun memories. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Adora's Box says:

    I just love Spanish markets. The buildings, the merchandise, the crowds all give it that unique appeal. I’ve never been to this one and certainly would if I go to Madrid.

  6. The Mercado San Miguel is a historial beauty in Madrid, a must! Please come and visit us at our oyster bar in the market, our oysters come from a french family tradition, beloved by many and prepared specially for the delight of seafood lovers! We hope you come and visit us! For more information visit our website:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ostras-Daniel-Sorlut/298856506793557

  7. agosti says:

    An amazing mix of all kinds of Spanish tapas in one place … u will want to taste everything ….a great atmosphere and perfect location next to plaza mayor…
    A must see place for any visitor to Madrid

  8. Excelente articulo, felices fiestas.

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