Mercado la Cebada
Mercado la Cebada
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro
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.
How to get there
  • La Latina • 2 min walk
  • Tirso de Molina • 6 min walk
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L7384VCdeborahh
Fairfield, CT177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Huge container of olives for 1 euro. A large array of fresh fruits and veggies. Meats, fish, cheeses, drinks while you eat. A great place to shop.
Written 27 April 2024
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Ann V
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
About the best place in Madrid for fresh produce. About the only place. After so much meat consumption this was a godsend.

It’s a rather large market in La Latina neighborhood, but many stalls are shuttered. Clearly they don’t have the crowds they deserve.

Nevertheless lots of meat, poultry, and seafood besides the extensive produce. Only thing lacking is a good panaderia or pasteleria.

Very little prepared food - unlike Mercado San Miguel, which is nothing but - the neighborhood is full of good places.

Well worth a visit.
Written 14 October 2023
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Lia H
Bogota, Colombia1,071 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
As we have a soft spot for markets, we stopped here on our tuk tuk tour.... Oh boy... it wasn't your typical market..... there were stores of all sorts, food, clothing, repair shops..... even though it was early-ish, the place seemed forgotten, the people there didn't seem happy, it was dark, gloomy... not my cup of tea.
Written 30 June 2022
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I definitely have a soft spot for food markets and I could browse all of them without getting bored - this ones offers you a wide variety of foods, some clothes and even books. Definitely a place to go to if you want a snack or some fruits/veggies.
Written 1 January 2022
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CattyKy
Israel2,217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This nice neighborhood market located in the heart of La Latina. There food, wine, second hand and other shops. The market is not big and not fancy like Mercado San Miguel, but you can really feel here the local atmosphere and be away of lots of tourists. Nice stop if you are in La Latina. Enjoy!
Written 24 July 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went to both San Miguel Market and Cebada market so we saw both ends of the spectrum. San Miguel is all gourmet food stalls and wine bars and touristy, whereas Cebada is no-frills fruit, veg, local produce, meat and seafood. It’s colourful, more earthy and authentic.
The original market here was built in 1868 but the one you see here now was built in 1958. It’s modern and non-descript, with car parking and a central lift to cover the 2 levels. The building itself doesn't have any real appeal or character. However, there’s plenty of character inside. When you walk in from the street, there is a map showing the layout of stalls but we just wandered around. There are several places where you can eat which were tempting and a range of other stalls like the knife sharpener and down the back of the first level we found a second hand book seller. It’s worth having a wander.
We strolled through while waiting for the nearby Calle Cava Baja tapas bars to open. A large number of stalls were closed esp upstairs so it was quieter than I might have expected. However it was getting near mid-week closing time so I’d suggest going earlier in the morning or on a Saturday when it’s probably a bit livelier.
HOURS: Open Mon-Fri from 9 -2pm and until late on Sat. Closed on Sundays
Written 30 November 2020
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codybug82
Indianapolis, IN21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We stopped in around 1:30pm so close to closing time. Many of the fresh food stalls were closing down but what we saw looked good. The real gem for us was lunch. There were several lunch spots still open with a handful of customers lingering around. The menus were similar so we picked one with cider bear on tap. We decided to go with the soup of the day, a traditional Madrid stew with chickpeas and meats. It was fantastic! Warm and hearty on a cold day and went perfectly with the beer. Our total bill for three bears and two soups was 13euro. We’ll definitely go back earlier in the day to see more open stalls.
Written 3 December 2019
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Jaana S
Balsta, Sweden94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is like the food markets I remember from my childhood, love it! The smell of different food, the crowd and the commerce, irresistible. Many skilled vendeurs who are very service minded in spite of language barriers. Go there!
Written 15 November 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Where as Mercado San Miguel is predominantly aimed at the tourist market Mercado la Cebada is most definitely a locals market area in one of my favourite area's of Madrid namely the La Latina neighbourhood.
This very colourful market offers great fresh produce especially seafood and vegetables but to me I love just exploring the market area and going to one of the many stalls were you can enjoy a beer,wine or vermut and chomp on some great local cuisine at fair prices in a really good and vibrant market,prices reflect that this is most definitely not a tourist trap ,I simply love going here,its just so cool .
Easy to locate on Plaza De La Cebada, most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written 17 September 2019
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Chris O
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A great range of fresh food with meat, seafood and vegetables all on display plus some artisan stalls. This seems to a market for the locals, we visited in the afternoon and there was little sign of food for immediate consumption. Great place to visit.
Written 20 August 2019
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