Exploring The Foodie Hot Spots in Madrid

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Exploring The Foodie Hot Spots in Madrid

at the Mercado San Miguel

There are many reasons for living in the gorgeous country of Switzerland. One of these reasons is the ability to explore new cultures and tastes and to travel across Europe so easily!

Flying to The Foodie Hot Spots in Madrid

Only one hour and twenty minutes flight will lead you to Spain’s vibrant capital, Madrid. There are many points of interest in Spain including the multiple plazas, shopping areas, flamenco shows and cathedrals; however, one major point sinks right into the stomach – the TAPAS!

Origin of Spanish Tapas

Tapas originated in Spain due to an old legend where their King had a serious illness. They have since become a staple of the everyday Spanish lifestyle. These delicious small dishes allow you to try multiple tastes of Spain in bite size portions. One fantastic place to spend an afternoon or evening would be the Mercado de San Miguel.

Food Market in Madrid - mercado

Mercado de San Miguel

The moment you walk in, you are instantly overwhelmed with the amount of choices you are going to have to make. However, hopefully, Amy can help you out a bit …

Exploring Mercado de San Miguel

1. CROQUETS – Arzabal Croqueteria
CROQUETS - Arzabal Croqueteria in Madrid

With a selection of cod, prawn, jamon, mushroom and cheese Intertwined in smooth mashed potatoes, you can not go wrong with this classic tapa.

2. Brioche de Cambiche de Gambas Chipotle – Tacos Margaritas y Pintos
Brioche de Cambiche de Gambas Chipotle - Tacos Margaritas y Pintos - foodie hotspots in Madrid

Crispy lettuce, shrimp, jalapeño and radish topped with a delicious secret recipe Chipotle sauce. To make it even more spectacular, the chefs sprinkle on a Mexican chili powder.

3. Roll de Jamon & Burrata Fluff + Jamon – Mozheart
Roll de Jamon & Burrata Fluff + Jamon - Mozheart - food in Madrid

This is one tapa that is extremely pleasing to the eye and you must try it! The combination of light and creamy burrata fluff, mildly salty ‘melt in your mouth’ jamon and sweet pepper jam was perfection.

4. Milhoja Danesa – Pasteleria

Pastries in Madrid - Milhoja Danesa - Pasteleria

This stand has a variety of delicious sweets which makes it very hard to choose! Milhoja Danesa is a creamy custard sandwiched between thinly layers of flakey pastry sprinkled with toasted almonds and powdered sugar.

If these specialities fail to tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other appetising foods you can choose from.

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Now, tapas are not only to be found within this over 100 year old market, but on almost every street throughout the city. Why not enjoy the glorious sunshine outside with a tapas and a drinks in your hand. So enjoy your next trip to Madrid and why not try some of these specialities out for yourself?

Cakes and tarts in madrid Spain

Tarts and pastries

Mercado San Miguel

The Mercado San Miguel is acknowledged as one of the world’s main gastronomic markets. There are over 20 stands within the market with everything from the most delicious tapas, pastries and cheese to the finest Iberian ham and freshest seafood and fish. In all, it represents so many of the highlights of Spanish cuisine all under one roof.

Address: Plaza de San Miguel, 28005 Madrid

Tel: (+34) 915 42 49 36

Visit the Mercado San Miguel website here.

Article and all all Food Photos by Amy Botha


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