Just steps from Madrid’s busy Plaza Mayor, I was excited to step into Mercado de 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 de San Miguel…
I arrived shortly after 10 am, so I was able to do a leisurely stroll through the market.
The fish vendor…
Martini, anyone? (Maybe after lunch) I loved the glasses and the variety of colours available. Although, I stuck with wine. Maybe I’ll indulge the next time I’m at the Mercado de San Miguel.
Yummy Spanish Baguettes…(I wanted to jump over the counter and grab one!)
I fell in love at the olive “stand”.
By 11:00 am the crowds were thick.
Time to eat! I wanted one of everything and finally decided on these delicious morsels and with a dry, robust Spanish wine.
Clinging to those “little sticks” were some of the finest olives I have ever tasted. The flavour just popped when I bit into each one. Fresh mozzarella cheese wrapped in sun-dried tomatoes and savoury pickled onions all added to this tasty delight. The wine was a Spanish Rojas Reserve (nice body!) and look at those “legs”
Fresh and so tasty! Every mouthful was a taste sensation!
Tapas prices ranged from 1 to 5 Euro, and wine was 3 – 4 Euro/per glass. The market opens daily at 10 am. You can find out more at their website…Mercado San Miguel
The website is in Spanish, so you’ll have to use Google translator, and I have found that it doesn’t always load properly, so do be patient 🙂