Mercado de San Miguel — Madrid, Spain — Sampling Food and Drink in a Spanish Market

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Destinations, Spain, Spain -- Madrid | 6 comments

Just steps from Madrid’s busy Plaza Mayor, I was excited to step into Mercado San Miguel on a chilly Sunday morning to experience what was being offered at the market’s various food and drink stalls.

Outside the Mercado San Miguel…

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

I arrived shortly after 10am, so I was able to do a leisurely stroll through market…


The fish vendor…


Fish on Display -- Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain


Martini, anyone? (Maybe after lunch…)


Martini, anyone? Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain



Yummy Spanish Baguettes…(I wanted to jump over the counter and grab one!)

Spanish Baguettes at the Mercado San Miguel



I fell in love at the olive “stand”…

Olives, Olives and More Olives at the Mercado San Miguel



By 11:00am the crowds were thick…


Market Crowd at Mercado San Miguel



Time to eat! I wanted one of everything and finally decided on….

Wine and Tapas at Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain


Clinging to those “little sticks” were some of the finest olives I have ever tasted. The flavor just popped when I bit into each one. Fresh mozzarella cheese wrapped in sun dried tomatoes and savory pickled onions all added to this tasty delight. The wine was a Spanish Rojas Reserve (nice body!) and look at those “legs”


Smoked Salmon with Fresh Mozzarella, Mercado de San Miguel

Fresh and so tasty! Every mouthful was a taste sensation!


Wine chilling…..

Wine Chilling -- Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain

Tapas prices ranged from 1 to 5 Euro, and wine was 3 – 4 Euro/per glass. The market opens daily at 10am. You can find out more at their website…Mercado San Miguel

The website is in Spanish, so you’ll have to use Goggle translator, and I have found that it doesn’t always load properly, so do be patient 🙂



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  1. Love Spanish food and wines!

  2. We loved Mercado de San Miguel. We ate there for lunch and dinner for a couple of days during our Madrid stay. It had such great variety and a surprise at almost every stall. Those olives and martinis look divine.

  3. Great photos! They make me miss Spain, sangría and tapas so much.

  4. I just love markets, Nancie, and this looks delightful! How wonderful it must have been to stroll through and try the food and wine. Love your series of image, too!

  5. Wow! awesome post! This is my first time to see and know about this place and I honestly see a beautiful and very wonderful place that I wanted to visit on.

  6. Wow. Such delicacy. I feel so hungry now for spanish food. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely information about spanish drinks and food.


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