Mercado San Fernando
Mercado San Fernando
4.5
Flea & Street MarketsFarmers Markets
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Embajadores
How to get there
  • Lavapiés • 4 min walk
  • Embajadores • 4 min walk
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visit Siemprellena bar. Great vermouth at cheap prices. Great atmosphere near rastro market. All latina area is worth visiting.
Written 10 December 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
My twin brother Stephen and I were exploring around the eclectic Lavapies neighbourhood and with temperatures hitting 107 degrees Fahrenheit, August weather was awesome we dropped into Mercado San Fernando for refreshments and what a great afternoon we had in here.
A market hall dating from 1944 ,lots of fish,meat and veg stalls but the emphasis is most definitely on its food court ,so many great pubs,bars ,cafe's and restaurants in here ,we were initially only going to stay for a beer or two but ended up staying all afternoon, we visited places such as Bodega Alimentacion for iced cold beers served with tapa,El Peru for great sandwiches, El Guaje De Lavapies for bottles of Mahou red beer with tapa,La Siempre Llena for amazing vermut's and beers and tapa meals in Bar Lisboa,Bar El Perenquen and Bar La Metro,atmosphere in here was amazing ,loved the time we spent in here ,can't wait to go again, its easy to locate along Calle De Embajadores and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 22 October 2023
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Stephen Kelly
Liverpool, UK69,108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
If you travel to Madrid a lot and you like to sample local cuisine and drinks and a true slice of everyday life in Madrid then give a mercado a look.
There are many dotted throughout Madrid from Mercado San Miguel to Vellohermoso to Ildefonso to name a few.But there is one a minutes walk from Lavapiés metro that is well worth visiting and its this one.
Mercado San Fernando has brilliant shops and many bars throughout it's interior and is a joy to visit.We visited here very early in the afternoon and spent a few hours in this superb mercado.
We had many different drinks and plenty of snacks and everything about this excellent mercado was brilliant.This mercado is well worth visiting and was one of the highlights of our trip to Madrid and we will visit again on our next visit to Madrid.(This is my first review of Mercado San Fernando).
Opening Hours.
Monday-Sunday-11.00-22.00.
Hours May Differ From Above.
Public Transport.
Metro Stop.
Lavapiés metro stop.
Written 30 August 2023
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I really enjoyed the vibe of this undercover market and very glad we searched it out.
San Fernando Market is located in the Lavapies barrio of Madrid but close to its border with La Latina. A typical undercover market that originally opened in 1944 and has recently undergone refurbishment as part of the program to improve this area of Madrid. And internally it is no longer a standard market but more where tradition and modernity go hand in hand . Yes there are still traditional market stalls nowadays such as fish shops, butcher's shops and grocer's shops next to a shop selling books by weight or a shop selling electrical appliances. But these are now mixed in with shops that sell organic fruit and deliver by electric bikes and bars and cafes selling craft beer and vegan food where you can enjoy the Spanish experience of aperitivos ( a kind of Spanish-style brunch which technically can be done any day of the week, but is most popular on the weekends.)
So Saturday and Sunday are good days to visit here, especially Sunday lunchtime (opens a 11AM on a Sunday), due to its proximity to the Sunday Morning El Rastro flee market in neighbouring La Latina.
Written 2 June 2023
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12Vmax
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great market, very friendly with fantastic range of produce. Craft stalls, food stalls, bars etc. Much less touristy than San Miguel (less flashy, cheaper and more authentic).
Written 27 July 2022
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Blanka H
194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Quite a touristic place with many interesting stuff to try, but also very expensive! I would recommend going somewhere else to try local products :)
Written 13 March 2022
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hcohn31
Chattanooga, TN670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Close to our Air B&B...we went here twice....vermouth choices were very good & inexpensive. Locals come here....not so much for tourists..our favorite watering hole in Masdrid
Written 1 December 2019
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Denis S
Glasgow, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We happened on this place by accident, but excellent choice of bars for drinks and tapas and not expensive. All the staff we spoke with were friendly and helpful. Would definitely visit again
Written 18 October 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Madrid is justifiably famous for its mercado's and Mercado San Fernando is in my opinion one of the best .
This mercado offers lots of stalls were you can enjoy local produce, we visited here and sampled some great tortillas, vermut and craft beers ,the atmosphere in Mercado San Fernando is bustling and vibrant and unlike Mercado San Miguel which is aimed predominantly at the tourist market Mercado San Fernando is most definitely a locals hangout,you can tell this instantly if you compare prices to the two mercado's, besides enjoying some great food and drink my twin brother Stephen and I also purchased some fantastic bottles of vermut, craft beers and local cheeses to bring back to our home town of Liverpool.
Mercado San Fernando is easy to locate along Calle Embajadoras and is most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written 15 September 2019
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Melsy1
Ipswich, UK4,317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Great food market. Seemed much more of a local vibe with simple decor.. but with excellent food and drink choices. Much, much nicer than the hustle and bustle and cramped, packed touristy San Miguel.
Plenty of space to wander and sit and eat and also some actual market stalls to buy products to take away. We stocked up on the great Spanish paprika.
We tried the food at 'Peru Pais de los cerviches' the stall looked great and have to say three Passion fruit cheesecake caught our eye.
We ended up trying the Chicken with noodles, a half portion was plenty big enough if you're wanting to share and also try other things. The Fried potato with veal was tasty and it came with lovely red onions, marinated with chilli, lime and herbs. (I'm guessing their ceviche would've been excellent... those that did order it, it was always made to order taking around 5 mins which is good)
We Tortilla de patata was nice, I did have to cheekily ask for more of those lovely onions to eat with this.
The passion fruit cheesecake was delicious. Really very good.
All the food and 2 beers €16.
Excellent flavours and highly recommend it.
Surrounding streets here are also interesting head towards Piga street where you will find fun artwork on the parking bollards.
Written 3 September 2019
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