The San Anton Market has a lot to offer: a supermarket in the basement, fruit, vegetable, cheese, meat, and fresh fish stands on the ground floor, and on the first floor you’ll find a nice variety of stands offering tapas, beer, and wine from the different regions Spain. However, don’t stop there, make your way to the third floor and you’ll find two restaurants offering two different environments, but both welcoming. The first is being a rooftop-terrace lounge offering views of the Madrid skyline and the surrounding neighborhood of Chueca. The second is a formal restaurant with a chic, rustic style located in an interior section of the building.
Both spaces offer the same menu with the offered plates utilizing the fresh ingredients that can be found in the markets of the lower floors of the building. The cuisine is traditionally Spanish, however with some international touches to add a twist. Within the interior restaurant a cocktail bar offers a variety of cocktails, fresh juices, snacks, and other refreshments.
Besides the enjoyable and bustling environment, perhaps the most exciting opportunity these restaurants offer is the chance to self-purchase your meal’s ingredients from the aforementioned markets and then have the restaurant kitchen staff cook them to your liking. Products in the markets with labels reading: “Cooking de la cocina de San Anton” are those that can be bought and incorporated into your meal. It’s an unconventional, but eventful way to interact with the staff and ingredients, offering the opportunity to create your own unique meal from high-quality, fresh ingredients.
Mercado de San Antón
Sunday through Thursday: 10 am to 12 am
Fridays, Saturdays, and eves of public holidays: 10 am to 1:30 am