Ariana Díaz Celma

In the heart of Malasaña, there is one of the most exciting culinary projects in the neighborhood. The Mercado de San Ildefonso is intended to become a street market, a concept we really find interesting. The result is a design market where you can buy products in their stands but also taste them.

The Mercado de San Idelfonso occupies 500 m2 divided into three floors, with 18 food stands and three bars. The space opens to the street and also has tables in the courtyards to create an even livelier atmosphere. The second floor boasts a larger bar ideal for events or for a cooking show. There is a little bit of everything, from burgers, coffee and fruits to cheese, canned food, Iberina ham and the always triumphant croquettes, as well as wine and beer stands.

The space has an industrial look with wood and iron, elements that suit Madrid’s hipster neighborhood perfectly. The market has some history: it really was a market in the 19th century, one comparable to those in New York, Singapore or London.


  • Address: C/ Fuencarral, 57 Madrid