Mercado de San Antón
Mercado de San Antón
4
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
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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
  • Chueca • 1 min walk
  • Banco de España • 6 min walk
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around the Centro district of Madrid and as temperatures climbed over 100 degrees Fahrenheit we ducked into Mercado De San Anton,been here before on previous holidays to Madrid ,always had a great time and so it proved on our latest visit.
This is a superb mercado set over three floors with a great rooftop terrace ,lots of pubs,bars,cafés and restaurants and some boutique shops ,we enjoyed a great meal in Juancho's BBQ,beers in La Taberna De La Ancha and Bar 4 ,we had a great time ,it's very popular and when we visited was packed and this on a Wednesday ,if you're planning a holiday to Madrid it's a mercado to most definitely check out .
Written 26 September 2023
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CK2000
New York City, NY310 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A great off-the-beaten path mercado -- not crowded with tourists. This market is two levels and in the basement there is a supermarket. Some of the stalls were closed but at the stalls where we did get food, it was all super yummy. A much more civilized place than San Miguel. There is ample seating.
Written 31 August 2023
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llang629
Bay Area19 contributions
Jun 2023
A pleasant neighborhood market, with various kiosks offering ready-to-eat food and ingredients like fish and vegetables. Comfortable for a drink and tapas. Also a larger supermarket in the lower floor.

Not fancy enough to go far out of your way, but honestly more pleasant than Mercado San Miguel, near Plaza Mayor, which has become a crowded tourist trap.

Also enjoyed Mercado de La Boqueria in Barcelona and Mercat Central in Valencia. They're real working markets, so they're usually wrapping up no later than 2 p.m.
Written 5 July 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,908 contributions
May 2023
Mercado de San Anton was relatively small and a mix of tapa's bars and food sellers. All looked reasonable quality and busy and worth a visit. The area around the market was quite interesting and a little different
Written 28 June 2023
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Travelaround59
London, UK1,855 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The charcuterie counters are wonderfully attractive but the food offering is a bit a let down especially for the seating environment. The food is good but the whole place is lacking atmosphere…been once is enough for me!
Written 5 June 2023
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,283 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I’m a big fan of this concept of old markets which have been converted into communal dining areas with several stalls selling local produce and I always search it out if there is one in the town or city I am visiting. My problem is that I have visited some excellent ones, such as the Mercado Centrale in Florence and the Time Out Market in Lisbon.
Sadly this one is nowhere near on the scale of those. There are some decent outlets doing interesting dishes but the number is limited and there just isn’t enough seating on the two floors to accommodate the people it attracts at busy periods.
If you find yourself nearby then by all means pop in and take a look, but it is certainly not worth a special journey.
Written 30 May 2023
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,919 contributions
May 2022
There's nothing necessarily wrong with this place but there's nothing that special either. When we came here, we were about 2.5 months into our 6 months of living in Spain and we hadn't been to something like this before (we went to a few after this, in other cities). It's a cool concept - having multiple cuisines and places to grab food within one building, with communal seating for everyone. While the main attractions of Madrid are spaced out, this one was one of the farther Northern (specifically North-Western) places we visited.

We came here in the evening of May 18th, 2022 (a Wednesday). We initially tried to go to the rooftop but while it wasn't full, we had our twin almost 2 year old toddlers with us and the only seats they had available were the taller tables/chairs. So we opted to go to the main eating area and grab some food there. Sorry to say that our uncultured children much preferred our potato chips we had brought with us than much of the other food we purchased while there. The food was fairly good but not anywhere close to the best that we had while in Madrid/Spain.

They did have a nice large working elevator that we utilized with our stroller to get to the various floors.
Written 21 April 2023
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Manon MARGERIE 🇫🇷
Fontainebleau, France21 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
One of the best place to eat in Madrid ! The quality of the food is great and the atmosphere is cool. 🤌🏼 If you want to have a drink or try good traditional spanish food, you will find your hapiness here.
Written 20 April 2023
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tr8v2l3r
lca335 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
It was OK. A small market, with few choices. We had a few things that we enjoyed. A bit cooperate. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to go there.
Written 6 December 2022
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Jenny Papadimitriou
Kavala Region, Greece1,089 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Just stopped there out of curiosity. However we were very disappointed. Nothing special, a small market, with no character.
Written 30 November 2022
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