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“Food Feast”
Review of Mercado San Miguel

Mercado San Miguel
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San Miguel Market: Sherry and Tapas Tasting Tour in Madrid
Ranked #15 of 757 things to do in Madrid
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“Food Feast”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a "must visit". Every city should have one of these. You can spend hours here - eating great meat, cheese, fruit, wine, sushi, sweets and much more. Buy from the various deli-counters and sit in the middle chilling, eating and people watching. I've been here 4 times, on 2 different trips. It's always full, with reason. Treat yourself !

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“Great for Lunch”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Lots of great stalls with tasty food. Seafood tapas, olives, amazing burrata and mozzarella, etc. Worth a stop. Wish all of the markets in Madrid sold prepared food so delicious.

Visited November 2012
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“Not a market - think indoor food festival. EVERYDAY!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

What a treat - ice cream, chocolate, oysters, champagne, wine, beer, burgers, hotdogs you name it !! Come relaxed, with 2-3 hours to spend, come hungry and take it all in. Great selection of food and wine. People watching here is amazing........you can take in real Madrid culture on a Sunday afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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“Do NOT miss the Mercado!!!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I was skeptical when I first heard of the Mercado de San Miguel, thinking of it as yet another place for Madrid to round up tourists and separate them from their money for a faux-authentic experience (flamenco, anyone?). Glad I dove in anyway -- this place is magical! It's right off of the Plaza Mayor so you’re going to be there anyway and you MUST stop in. It’s a Spanish food theme park but also the real deal… raw oysters that still carry a whiff of saltwater, expertly handled seafood like grilled squid that's so simply and perfectly prepared you will realize you've been eating it wrong all along, and some of the BEST pinchos in Madrid: delicately garlicked baby eels, fluffy tortillas, just-creamy-enough crab salad, miles of Iberian ham and chorizo slices, the most beautiful hand-made pastries and candies, and, best of all, a wine to go with EVERYthing. Grab a bottle of cava at Pinkleton & Wine (they’ll keep it on ice for you) and stroll among the booths, stopping for a bite when it strikes your fancy. The small croqueta stand in the center offers some of the freshest and best examples of this staple that I found in Spain. It gets crazy-busy on the weekends but it’s worth a wait – service is always efficient (if you get close enough to the counter to catch someone’s attention) and you can stop in for a bite on the run to your next cathedral tour or linger for hours.

Be sure you *save your receipts* if you need to visit the downstairs bathroom. All of the stands share dishes so you can just leave yours at a table or counter to be picked up by staff.

Visited October 2012
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“good place for drink and food”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

lot of turist came here and , although i don't like place crowded, my experience at mercado san miguel was great. I suggest aperitif with vermouth (there is a large variety with different flavour) and after i sugegst "bacalao", cooked in different way. Lot of stands with different foods at reasonable prices. If you are not scatisfied , outside lot odf bars and restaurant. I suggest also to visit "mercado de san antonio", less turists

Visited September 2012
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