This blog post was originally posted on May 26, 2015 and was updated on October 10, 2017.
Not sure where to dine in Madrid? Have no fear!
We’ve chosen our 7 favorite restaurants inside Madrid markets to give you the best of Spain’s food and the most memorable holiday experience yet!
La Casa Del Bacalao in Mercado San Miguel
One of our favorite restaurants inside the famed Madrid markets is La Casa Del Bacalao, a seafood specialist for all you fish fanatics! Located near the famous Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel symbolizes true Spanish culture. For a taste of the ocean, try the mejillones en escabeche (mussels in a vinegar based sauce) and, a personal favorite, smoked bacalao fillets. Alternatively, mix-and-match the huge selection of fresh seafood tapas to eat like a true Spaniard.
Address: Plaza San Miguel, s/n
El Tarantín de Lucía in Mercado de Anton Martín
For ice-cold beer and exquisite seafood, El Tarantín de Lucía is a fantastic stop. This restaurant inside Mercado de Anton Martín, one of the oldest Madrid markets, is one of the best places in town for fresh mussels, shrimp, salads and more. We especially love their oysters—and judging by the crowds of locals surrounding the bar, so do the madrileños!
Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 5
DP Tapas in Mercado de San Ildefonso
There are many tapas bars and restaurants inside Madrid markets, but there’s one that takes the cake. Inside the bustling San Ildefonso market on Calle Fuencarral, restaurant DP Tapas captures Spanish cuisine in a mouthful. This little vendor is a perfect choice for trying all Spanish delicacies in tapas form.
Travel to Cordoba with a helping of salmorejo, a tomato based bread purée topped with Iberian ham. To please a meat craving, try the delicious albóndigas, meatballs covered in a rich sauce, which is served all over Spain.
Address: Calle Fuencarral, 57
Casa Dani in Mercado de la Paz
Tortilla is known by all as the most famous (and most loved) Spanish food, so why not eat it in the best restaurant? Hidden amongst endless food stalls inside Mercado de la Paz is Casa Dani, the home of Spanish cooking. You’ll find the typical delicious nibbles such as patatas bravas and calamari. What you want, however, is the outstanding tortilla. Casa Dani is well-known by locals and tourists as one of the best restaurants in Madrid markets for a melt-in-your-mouth tortilla. Unleash your adventurous side and try the tortilla with salsa de callos, a tripe sauce.
Address: Calle de Ayala, 28
Fiaschetteria La Saletta in Mercado Anton Martín
If you’re a die-hard for good Italian food, Fiaschetteria La Saletta is the place for passionate Italian cooking. As no pizza should be without cured meat, you won’t be disappointed by the pollo diavoli. Additionally, if you’re more of a cheese lover, the four cheese lasagna is a great homemade favorite for all. Enjoy these dishes and more while soaking up the buzzing atmosphere.
Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 5
Bond 40 in Mercado de San Fernando
For a restaurant that serves delicious food with character, look no further than Bond 40 inside Mercado de San Fernando. Found in Lavapies, this is up-and-coming neighborhood serves food from all over the world.
Bond 40 is one of our favorite restaurants inside Madrid markets as it specializes in grilled seafood. Every day they serve up dishes-upon-dishes of grilled razor clams, prawns and fresh crab. The best off the menu, however, has to be the grilled sardines. You’ll find that you’ll eat the whole plate without realizing it!
Address: Calle de Embajadores, 41
Yokaloka in Mercado Antón Martín
As Madrid is the city of culture, it’s not surprising that it boasts a huge selection of Asian-inspired eateries. Yokaloka is one of the best Japanese restaurants inside Madrid markets as it only uses local produce from the surrounding market sellers. Try chirashi with flambéed salmon, along with the green tea ice cream. It will give your taste buds a unique Asia-meets-Europe sensation unlike any other.
Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 5Want our insider’s guide to eating in Madrid? Just add your email address in the form below! ADD_THIS_TEXT