The “San Antón market” is just few minutes from Chueca metro station. In the underground floor you have the supermarket, but I like to do “eye shopping”, you have plenty kind of products and varieties. You will love it! This market has 4 floors in total and they sell fish, fruits, sweets, etc. Too many things. Even chips with different flavors and colors. You can go to have some food or tapear (like a verb: to try tapas from one place to another) mainly in the second and third floor. On the third floor you have the terraces and start to be busy at lunch time indeed in this very hot summer days in Madrid. This is not just a place for tourists! Local people of all ages go there to enjoy tapas and it´s open all the year until 12am. Today I saw a grandpa serving cider like an expert! Wow!
With tapas from all kind of prices and from the traditional ones and gourmets. In this market a must to try are codfish tapas, and brandada tapas are so good! And of course the boquerones or anchovies tapas and octopus a la gallega. Very assorted choices and with the imagination of the new cooks, new tapas are appearing in the scene. Don´t worry you always will found the traditional tapas because in Spain they care of their culinary heritage. They also have hot tapas like little fried fishes or croquettes. Now I go to tapear! See you soon!