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Mercado San Miguel

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Address: Plaza San Miguel, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 42 49 36
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Bustling tapas market

A wonderful selection of fresh Spanish food and drink. It was busy around lunchtime and difficult, if not impossible, to find a seat, but there are standing locations by the bar... read more

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A wonderful selection of fresh Spanish food and drink. It was busy around lunchtime and difficult, if not impossible, to find a seat, but there are standing locations by the bar or around the sides of the market so if you're happy to stand and eat it's fine. Great fresh seafood, ham and cheese. Also loved the fresh fruit juices... More 

Thank juniejue
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mercado is more of a tapas restaurant than what I think of as a market. All vendors are stalls with each offering something different. A mix of upscale yuppies and tourists. Worth at least one visit to grab a bite. Be forewarned that there is little seating and it gets very crowded.

Thank vtnynvvt
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of people squashed into a small space. Noisy. Pushy. People bumping into you. Food cheap. No one got sick who ate from here. Tourists everywhere. Souvenirs outside. Palm readers and tissue salesmen everywhere.

Thank willzc1969
Dunwoody, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk around a few times before deciding what to eat. You'll be tempted at every stand. Gorgeous rows of photogenically stuffed olives, golden croquettes, pastries piled high with cream and chocolate - and even chocolates! This place seems like a scene for the young-professional set. Lots of beautiful 20- and 30-somethings wandering around with drinks as if they were at... More 

Thank Susan_S_Dunwoody
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We are here every single day and the food was absolutely delicious. You have to eat here to experience the true culture of Madrid

Thank Eleni Z
Kingston, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The market is quite small, but there are lots of wine and food vendors. It's also quite beautiful inside!

Thank 12katrina16
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love seafood then this the place for you. An indoor market of various delicacies. You can go to each stand and get a bite sized something to try and gather everything together to make an amazing meal. If you don't like crowds or having to elbow people out the way that don't understand the concept of queuing (which... More 

Thank Ayse I
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this place as a "something to do" option. We stayed about an hour. It was busy, but the selection of food & drink on offer was amazing. Look around before jumping in, as prices vary. Interesting place & worth a visit. I had Vodka & Caviar, my wife had a sweet sherry. Both were very nice

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a find! All sorts of exciting food and drink available, lots of seafood, meat and veggie options, for eating tapas-style on high tables and ledges around the perimeter The selection of different oysters and burrata/mozzarella are not to be missed

Thank Stuart W
Farwaniya, Kuwait
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit with friends. You can buy sea food, taste some of the many varieties of Olives, enjoy drinks. Right at the Center of Madrid next to Plaza Mayor and on the route of hop on- hop off city bus tour (a must).

Thank nishantofficial

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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