At the San Ildefonso Market it doesn’t matter who you go with. Your partner, your parents, your friends or your co-workers (boss included) will enjoy this street food market of Fuencarral. And if you want to party, a little surprise awaits you at the top floor…
I don’t know if it has ever happened to you, but there’re times when we get together a large group of people and not everyone wants the same thing. Sushi? Burger? Pizza? Pufff, it’s always complicated for everyone, but these gastronomic spaces seem to me be a good solution to the problem. Or just in case you have a craving for burgers and oysters…
Here ther’are 20 varied stalls, all with food to eat there or take-away. There’re usually a little crowded, but it’s not like Mercado de San Miguel . And it isn’t very expensive, so you can eat for a reasonable price.
It’s like European street food market trend, such as Candem in London, Torvehallerne in Copenhagen or the recently opened Markthal in Rotterdam. And also maintains a concept that I like a lot, that’s to try to maintain a novel offer that attracts all the public (for example with Margarita Pizza with Katsuobushi), and without being a place invaded by the franchises.
Do you want castizo food like “Huevos rotos”, a Spanish omelette or croquettes? Here you can eat them. If you take a walk by the market stalls you’ll see there’s everything, also Galician oysters, Huelva prawns or one of the trends of this season, Canned food. Burgers, tacos and ceviches also have their niche, if I tell you everyone comes out happy!
Almost all of the places have gluten-free options, such as the cold meat of Arturo Sánchez de Guijuelo, one of the most prestigious Iberian ham areas in Spain. The #foodiesglutenfree can also eat skewers, canned food, paella …
And for those who are veggies, MyVeg. It’s not a vegetarian food stand, but they’re masters in recipes made with the best vegetables from Navarre, including a lot of meatless or fish dishes.
In addition they’ve two terraces to be able to eat or drink. And on the top floor, a space dedicated to tastings, samples and cocktails in Fuencarral. I already told you that the San Ildefonso Market is full of surprises.
Mercado de San Ildefonso
Phone: +34 915.59.13.00
Schedule: Sunday to Wednesday 12:00 to 0:00 hrs. Thursday to Saturday 12:00 to 1:00 hrs.
Average price: 15-20€.
Address: Fuencarral, 57, Madrid.
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