Mercado Municipal de Abastos

Mercado Municipal de Abastos, Estepona: Address, Phone Number, Mercado Municipal de Abastos Reviews: 3.5/5

Mercado Municipal de Abastos

Mercado Municipal de Abastos
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3.5
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Paula F
6 contributions
Great looking place awful service
Aug 2018 • Family
Okay our Spanish language skills are not great however, one would have thought that the Mercado would have wanted to bring in tourism as well as locals? After all it seems that Estepona needs the cash. The place and the concept of local artisan food is doubtless worthy. We visited twice once during the day when the service was just awful then again in an evening when the service was just downright rude. After about ten minutes of being ignored we left......It’s truly amazing how in this day and age when businesses need to be customer centric how this level of poor service and behavior still exists.
Their loss I am probably €100 better off having not been served or even acknowledged as a customer.
Written August 11, 2018
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FRMDH
Leeds, UK17 contributions
Great group of ‘kitchens’ for dinner
Aug 2018 • Family
My family of 5 (inc children of 12 & 9) took a gamble on this place in Estepona for dinner. No reviews on here but we can highly recommend it. The market building has been converted into various speciality kitchens serving everything from steak to fish to vegetarian meals, ordered from a combined menu. It’s worth a look inside but eating outside was lovely. Not the cheapest - our meal consisted of 5 mains, 2 desserts, a bottle of wine and various other soft drinks including 2 coffees and came to around €100. A lovely meal with good service too - worth a visit!
Written August 2, 2018
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Jenny434
Bordon, UK8 contributions
Carol & Nigel
Dec 2015 • Family
Not bad came across it walking back from an evening stroll, some young lads in there were well behave. I think it's only open in evening as walk past it to day on the way to look at the Murales painting on the some building about 11.30 was closed.
Written December 28, 2015
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Turista-Inglesa
Estepona, Spain28,255 contributions
Sadly abandoned - but worth a quick glance
Dec 2013 • Friends
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Forty years ago, this market was the centre of housewives' attention in Estepona. It was packed with shoppers every morning, and was also packed with stalls.

There were fruit and vegetable stalls, fish stalls (of course!), butchers' stalls, grocery. Round the edge and back-to-back in the middle, leaving just a narrow corridor for people to struggle through, lugging their baskets. Even twenty years ago it was a bustling place.

But its Peak Period was before Carrefour, before Mercadona, before Aliprox . . . shopping in the market is a minority activity nowadays, and so there are only a handful of stalls in an almost empty, echoing hall. Shame, really.

It's an attractive building, with its traditional ochre-and-white painted exterior, with some attractive tiled pictures. Inside it seems light and airy, but almost empty, despite the stone furniture added to fill it up a bit. There are only a handful of staffs. But it's worth strolling past the newly-discovered Roman ruins in the Calle Villa, on your way to visit the Plaza del Reloj and peeping inside here just to admire the exterior and see how things have changed. Mornings only, of course.

You can pop in to have a glance en route to the Plaza del Reloj, which is just opposite.

Quick Spanish language lesson: this is a "mercado", or "mercado de abastos" - a provisions market, for food only. The other Estepona market you may have heard of, the one on Wednesdays with a few fruit and veg stalls, but mainly clothes, linens, household items, bags, watches, etc. etc. is called a "mercadillo" in Spanish. If you are trying to get there and ask for directions to the "mercado" instead of the "mercadillo", you'll end up in the wrong place.

:-)

There is also a "mercadillo" on Sunday mornings, in the marina.
Written January 6, 2014
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