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Review of Mercado San Miguel

Mercado San Miguel
Ranked #12 of 871 things to do in Madrid
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Fantastic old building with some great food and beverage on offer. Does get VERY busy and prices are above expected but worth one visit. I would recommend the mozarella bar.

Thank Elliot D
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The tapas we had here were spectacular. We actually stopped by a couple of days later for more! The vibe here is great. Crowded, but in a good way. Great fun!

1  Thank Nicki1015
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

While this market does sell some fish fruit and veg it is basically a food hall.
There are kiosks selling every kind of tapas as well as cakes and drinks
It was packed with people when we visited. It had a great atmosphere but it is a tourist trap and expensive.
That said it is worth a visit.

Thank SunnyJim_9
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing, is a must in madrid, you can eat churros, jamon de bellota, dessert, tapas, everything and it’s all delicious.

1  Thank Victoria A
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Mercado San Miguel is a great place to eat some good tapas, drink some nice wine, and meet other travellers like yourself to swap stories and experiences.

The market has a good range of separate vendors, selling a wide range of tapas. Often the vendors specialise in one type of dish ( eg oysters or seafood or olive combinations on toothpicks or nuts or deserts), so it’s great to be able to choose one from here and there to get an appreciation of the large range of dishes that make up tapas. The prices range from quite reasonable (1euro) to very expensive ( 15euro) , but overall are more expensive than the little tavernas and tapas bars in the streets surrounding the adjacent Plaza Mayor ( generally the further away you go from the Plaza, the Lorraine the prices)

The wine offered at the Market covers quite a range, and is reasonably priced at around 3.5 euro a quite generous glass.

The seating availability is quite limited, but it does turnover reasonably quickly— standing around the communal tables usually doesn’t last too long as stools are vacated.

What we really enjoyed was the social nature of the Market - sitting or standing around, it was very easy to strike up a conversation with your neighbours, which on one occasion for us lead to a group of 5 “ new friends” heading off after the Market for a more extended exploration of tapas bars in the neighbouring Latin quarter.

So the Mercado San Miguel is a convenient and fun introduction to the world of tapas, or a good starting point for a longer evening of eating, drinking and socialising in the surrounding area.

2  Thank Frans_12255060
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