Just over a decade ago, Madrid's markets were dying. The stalls of the food centers closed and left many of these spaces on the edge of the precipice. Everything began to change when young people found in them a business opportunity ... Now, the usual stalls coexist with the new gastronomic spaces. "Markets, to be competitive, have to adapt their commercial and service offer to the demand of their customers", says

Concha Díaz de Villegas, head of the General Directorate of Tourism and Hospitality of the Madrid City Council


And so much, since in the last year, thanks to the strategic plan promoted by this organization, not only have the facilities of these centers been improved, but the opening of a hundred stores has also been promoted, as well as applications such as lacomprasidagusto.com.

In the midst of a pandemic ... Because Madrid's markets are in fashion and

its culinary possibilities are (almost) endless


Anton Martin

1. Asian Army

| Santa Isabel, 5 (positions 7-11) |


680 543 942/689 486 951 | From 1pm to 4pm and from 7.45pm to 10pm. | Closed on Sundays and Mondays | Average price: 25 euros. Of Indonesian origin, Izzy Tan is the person in charge of the stoves of this position located on the ground floor of the food center. In its menu, various street dishes from Southeast Asia coexist, without merging. In a tiny military-chic-style dining room, recipes with authentic flavors are served, such as laksa, a long noodle soup with shrimp and coconut, very aromatic and spicy, which in this house is prepared according to the recipe of the grandmother of the cook. It is addictive.

2. Doppelgänger

| Santa Isabel, 5 (position 44) |


91 530 54 99 | Lunch shifts: 1.30pm and 3pm. Dinner shifts: 7.30pm and 9.15pm. | Closed on Sundays and Mondays | Average price: 40 euros. Three years after closing his restaurant La Candela Restó (distinguished with a Michelin star), chef Sami Alí reappeared during the summer of 2020 in this corner of Antón Martín. Your culinary proposal has no labels. Its menu mixes everything: flavors, textures, culinary techniques from here and there ... The result? A gastronomic mischief that has spread like wildfire among Madrid's palates. To eat, grilled banana kare with roasted pickles or crunchy taco of sweet shrimp and jalapeño tartare.

3. Yokaloka


Santa Isabel, 5 (positions 23-77) |


610 602 722 |

From 1pm to 4pm and from 7pm to 10.30pm.

(uninterrupted, Friday and Saturday) |

Closed on Sundays and Mondays |

Average price: 25 euros.

Yoka Kamada was a pioneer in the gastro revolution of the Antón Martín Market.

She was the first to find herself among vegetable stalls and butchers to offer, in a picturesque sushi bar (later it was expanded with a small lounge), Japanese specialties of all kinds.

For example, flambéed salmon nigiri, spicy tuna temaki, assorted sashimi, homemade ramen, or red bean dorayakis for dessert.


4. Stick Bug


Barceló, 6 (position 103) |


91 527 89 80 |

From 12 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Closed on Sundays |

Average price: 35 euros.

Daniel Pozuelo is the creator of this modest position, where it is committed to a cuisine of Mediterranean flavors dotted with exotic memories.

The menu varies often, depending on the market itself (the suppliers are the neighboring shopkeepers), but here are some dishes to compose an idea: grilled rabbit with green curry, wild boar with beans, horse mackerel in semi-salted with pink tomato and pesto of cilantro...

Juancho's BBQ: in the Chamberí market, the best hamburgers in Spain.Antonio Heredia.


5. Juancho's BBQ


Alonso Cano, 10 (places 7-8) |

From 1pm to 4pm and from 8pm to 11pm.


Closed on Sunday nights and Monday |

Average price: 30 euros.

In La Chispería, the gastronomic space of the Chamberí Market, among the different options to eat, you will find this small branch of

Juancho's BBQ

, a restaurant specializing in grilled meats famous for its

Bacon Juancheeseburger


, a version of the


improved with Iberian bacon and a secret dressing.

In 2019 it was chosen the Best Burger in Spain.

The Guindalera

6. Hiwakaya

| Eraso, 14 |


601 359 850/690 018 701 | From 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Closed Saturday noon, Sunday and Monday | average price: 25 euros. La Guindalera's clandestine sushi is commanded by José Fernando Tizón and Lucía Mancheno, from Peru and Ecuador, respectively. They met while working on the late (and much-missed) Yataki by Emiliano Reyes, a visionary of Japanese-Latin fusion. The best of its menu are the special makis, such as the Fruit Roll (eel and avocado covered in mango) or the Tataki Roll (tuna flambé with yakiniku sauce). Also, tiraditos and ceviches.

7. L'Incanto Gastrobar


Eraso, 14 |


692 86 20 67 |

From 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.

(Fridays, until 11 p.m., Saturdays, until 4.30 p.m.).


Closed on Sundays |

Average price: 30 euros.

An unexpected Italian space run by a couple of Sicilians who strive to elaborate authentic pasta recipes, such as spaghetti puttanesca, macaroni a la norma, authentic carbonara with guanciale, orecchiette with tuna and artichokes ... The offer is completed with pizzas (Diavola , with spicy salami; Rianata, with anchovies, onion, capers and pecorino) and a delicious cannolo for dessert.

Lily: a Chinese-Peruvian eater in the Mostenses market.Antonio Heredia.


8. Lily


Plaza de los Mostenses, 1 |


: 691 593 701 |

From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Closed on Sundays and evenings |

Average price: 15 euros.

A peculiar little place located in the most multicultural market in the city.

It began as a space for traditional Chinese cuisine, but it did not work ... At the height of Peruvian cuisine in Madrid, they decided to turn their offer towards chifa specialties.


Since then, the business has not stopped growing.

There is corvina ceviche, chaufa rice, tamales ... All at very affordable prices.

Casa Dani: in the La Paz market, their tortilla is among the best in the Villa and Corte.Antonio Heredia.


9. Casa Dani

| Ayala, 28 (positions 9-10-54) |


91 575 59 25 | From 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. | Closed on Sundays | Average price: 15 euros. There is no Madrilenian who has not heard of this establishment, opened in 1991 by Daniel García and Dolores Cuerda, famous for the potato omelette, one of the best in the Villa y Corte. More than 400 are made a day, with sour potatoes from Castilla-La Mancha and Galicia and eggs from the chicken man next door. They are stewed by eye (a single turn and less than a minute on each side) in iron pans, with and without onion. Chef José Andrés does not miss it when he comes to Madrid ...

10. Twelve Chiles

| Ayala, 28 (places 12-13) | Phone: 91 449 70 43 | From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturdays, until 2.30 pm) | Closed on Sundays | Average price: 20 euros. The comal (a kind of Mexican iron plate) is the king of this house. Tortillas, gorditas and other snacks are prepared daily in it, always made with corn, which are then accompanied by stews such as cochinita pibil, Oaxacan mole or pressed pork rinds. You can also order chilaquiles, guacamole with tortilla chips and very fresh chelas to pass the drink.

11. Oh Délice Bistrot


Ayala, 28 (position 50) |


91 449 70 43 |

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(Saturdays, until 2.30 pm) |

Closed on Sundays |

Average price: 30 euros.

A space dedicated to French gastronomy where Gallic wines, champagnes and oysters are the main characters.

It has an ideal bar to have an aperitif (waffle bravas, ham croquette, Russian salad) and a dining room designed for dishes with more substance (grilled foie with mango cream, confit duck thigh).

Doce Chiles: Mexican-inspired space in the La Paz market.


12. The Bar 33

| López de Hoyos, 81 (position 33) |


91 143 52 16 | From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Closed on Saturday nights, Sundays and Mondays | Average price: 10 euros. Brewery and vermouth shop located in the center of the market that has become a meeting point for all its visitors. The beers are poured with authentic grace and each drink comes with a cap. The Russian salad has a legion of fans.

13. Cucumber La Prospe


López de Hoyos, 81 (position 24) |


629 678


664 766 |

From 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 11 pm.


Closed on Sundays and Mondays |

Average price: 20 euros.

A bar dedicated to international tapas run by Isabel and Juan, who are fond of traveling and eating.

And that shows in his proposal, full of culinary winks from around the world: couscous salad (Tunisia), sausages (Germany), cauliflower curry (India), chicken wings in Filipino marinade, cod tripe Madrid-style. ..

San fernando

14. Bendito, Vinos y Vinilos


Ambassadors, 41 (position, 4) |

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(Saturdays, until 5:00 p.m.) |

Closed on Sundays |

Average price: 20 euros.

A fun and affordable place to buy and drink wine.

Its offer includes a wide catalog of natural wines ("for intrepid drinkers", they say) from small producers and far from the big distributors.

To accompany, artisan cheeses.

Tirso de Molina

15. Paellamar


Doña Urraca, 15 |


91 941 62 29 |

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and from 20 to 24 h.

(closed nights from Monday to Wednesday) |

Does not close |

Average price: 15 euros.

Located in the Latina district, Tirso de Molina is surely the most unknown of Madrid's markets.

In addition to its structure, the work of the architect Luis Bellido, its stalls hide several surprises, such as the casqueria counter or this Paellamar, whose menu offers up to 17 varieties of rice (vegetable or seafood paella, black rice or seaweed and squid. ..) that can be taken there or ordered to take home.

Tripea: exotic recipes prepared by Roberto Martínez Foronda (in the center) in the Vallehermoso market, Antonio Heredia.

Beautiful valley

16. Batch


Vallehermoso, 36 (position 48) |


627 94 11 33 |

From 10.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Closed on Sunday nights and Monday |

Average price: 35 euros.

Daniel Varea and Nacho García are responsible for this business specialized in fermented products.

In other words, kimchis, sauerkraut or hot sauces are embroidered here.

To try them, dishes like the meatballs with sauerkraut and red cabbage or the kimchi and cheese sandwich.

17. The Showcase


Vallehermoso, 36 (position 1) |


611 005 798 |

From 1pm to 11pm.


Closed Monday and Tuesday |

Average price: 20 euros.

With some 70 references, almost all from Spain and some foreign, wine is the watchword in this small market wine bar.

For snacks, trendy torreznos seasoned with herbs or tripe with leg and nose.

18. Kitchen 154

| Vallehermoso, 36 (position, 60-61-62) | Phone: 91 138 99 95 | Several shifts, from 1.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Closed on Sundays and Mondays | Average price: 20 euros. A fusion cuisine proposal whose creators define it as spicy food lab (something like "the spicy food laboratory"). Korean ribs and sweet chili wings triumph. On Tuesdays, there are usually special dishes, such as the green cheek curry.

19. Triple


Vallehermoso, 36 (position 44-45-46) |


91 828 69 47 |

Lunches, at 2.30 pm;

dinners, at 8pm.


Closed on Sundays and Mondays |

Average price: 35 euros.

Chef Roberto Martínez Foronda opened this position in 2017 with a bar and show kitchen.

It only offers a closed tasting menu (35 euros) full of exotic recipes, many made with Spanish products, such as torrezno with five Chinese spices or wok mussel ceviche.

Bombas, Lagartos y Rohetes: a temple of the aperitif in the Villa de Vallecas market.

Villa de Vallecas

20. Bombs, Lizards and Rockets


Sierra Vieja, 61 (position 27) |


91 380 03 24 |

From 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Closed on Sundays |

Average price: 15 euros.

Since 1964, the best banderillas that can be eaten in Madrid have come out of his post.

There are


(stuffed fat olives),


(pickled gherkins) and


(original Gildas, like the Dalí, with quail egg).

To accompany, one of the best vermouth selections in the capital.

Other recommendations:

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ANTÓN MARTÍN: Cutzamala Mex (Mexican cuisine);

Hanabusa (Japanese pastry);

Latazo (vermouth shop);

El Mono de la Pila (cevichería);

Moñetes (brioche sandwiches).

BARCELÓ: Mama Uma (Korean cuisine).

CHAMBERÍ: Bokanalla (pork ribs);

Sake-Ría (Japanese dishes harmonized with sake).

IBIZA: Barangay (Asian cuisine);

Raizal (arepería);

La Turulita (Mexican cuisine).

LA PAZ: Ceviche District (varied ceviches);

Casa Mestiza (Venezuelan cuisine);

One hundred and thirty degrees (bread and coffee);

Maninha Sardinha (Portuguese cuisine);

Matteo Cucina (Italian recipes).

PROSPERITY: Bonbini (Venezuelan cuisine);

Izakaya Kyüri (Japanese cuisine).

Chocolatería San Ginés (hot chocolate with churros).

SAN FERNANDO: La Buena Pinta (craft beer);

La Guatona (Chilean cuisine);

La Mera Mera (Mexican cuisine).

TIRSO DE MOLINA: La Lattina (vermouth shop);

The Malamé (Cadiz pecking);

Vegicano (Mexican vegan food);

Zorba (Greek cuisine).

VALLEHERMOSO: Skipper (Galician oysters);

Prost Chamberí (hamburger restaurant).

VILLA DE VALLECAS: O Rincón Galego (Galician snacks).

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