Mercado de San Miguel

Price guide: Mid-range

Plaza de San Miguel, Madrid, 28005

Price guide: Mid-range

Charcuterie at Mercado de San Miguel

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
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Expert review of Mercado de San Miguel

Deli market with gourmet food and wines.

The Mercado de San Miguel has been a huge success since it opened in 2009. Originally a neighbourhood food market, the dainty iron structure now houses a couple of dozen bars and stalls specialising in artisanal produce. With long opening hours and a wide range of food and drinks, there is something for everyone, whether you just want a quick snack or feel like hanging around for a while.

Food and drink: 

The idea is that you get what you fancy from different stalls - seafood, cheese, canapes, charcuterie, oysters etc - along with wine, beer, draught vermouth or whatever else you fancy, then find a space at one of the high tables in the middle. I like the Argentinian empanadas (spicy pasties) and usually have a plate of prawns from Morris, which doesn't look as fancy as some of the other stalls, but is cheaper and great quality.

Ambience: 

Nearly always busy with all sorts of people. Quite touristy sometimes, but never overwhelmingly so. It's become quite a celeb hangout too.

Service: 

A lot of the stallholders are experts in the produce they are selling.

Location: 

Right by the Plaza Mayor and a few minutes' walk from the Royal Palace.

Price advice: 

If you just want a couple of canapes and a glass of wine, you could spend less than 5 euros, but it is very easy to get through 20-30 euros without really trying.

More information on Mercado de San Miguel:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Deli, Takeaway, Tapas bar
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
Address:
Plaza de San Miguel, Madrid, 28005
Telephone:
91 5424936
Website:
http://www.mercadodesanmiguel.es
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Wed & Sun 10am-midnight. Thurs-Sat 10am-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites, Takeaway, Wine

Have you been to Mercado de San Miguel? Would you recommended it?