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“Superb authentic dishes of Antequera”

Cafeteria Restaurante "El Mercado"
Ranked #10 of 156 Restaurants in Antequera
Price range: US$9 - US$18
Description: Restaurant located in the city's municipal market square
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Description: Restaurant located in the city's municipal market square
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Try the Porra Antequerana. A dish of cold cream of tomatoes, peppers and bread (like a very thick Salmorejo), with boiled egg, ham and tuna. Absolutely delicious. The Bacalao Mozarabe, a cod gratin with potatoes, roasted pepper and nuts was simply the best dish I have eaten after living in Spain for three years. The gratin comprised beaten egg white with nuts which smothered the cod, keeping it moist. The Secreto Iberoco was perfectly cooked. The restaurant was busy with families enjoying a leisurely lunch. The staff were attentive and friendly (special thanks to Juan).

Date of visit: October 2018
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Juan José G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cafeteria Restaurante "El Mercado", responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for expressing your opinion on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon here.

Sincerely, the El Mercado team.

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Reviewed October 19, 2018

After two weeks in Andalusia, we stopped in the afternoon in Antequera for sightseeing and lunch before heading to the Granada airport. While buying some snacks for the trip in the municipal mercado, we asked the lady where to eat - and she recommended this place, in the same building (but you have to go outside and then up some steps). It's only been open 6 months, and the waiter is also the barista (and part-owner?). He was very busy, animated, and helpful. RE wine, my wife had something delicious that wasn't on the wine list - "Cortijo de la Fuente" - (but they may add it soon since the menu is changing next week) and we just ordered the first dish he recommended: "bacalao mozarabe" - a very large straight from the oven dish of baked cod, on top of a bed of sautéed sliced potatoes, all covered with a béchamel sauce. SUPER delicious, and enough for a meal for two people. It was one of the best meals we had the entire trip, and also one of the less expensive. Do NOT make the same mistake as the Chinese tourists who were there, all eating paella.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Juan José G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cafeteria Restaurante "El Mercado", responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for dedicating your time to write this wonderful comment. We hope to see you again soon and be able to have another good time.

Sincerely, the El Mercado team.

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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Try the fish. Fresh, crisp, delicious, and plenty! Nice atmosphere, authentic, fast, all you expect from a delicious, relaxed meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Juan José G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cafeteria Restaurante "El Mercado", responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for expressing your opinion on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon here.


Sincerely, the El Mercado team.

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Reviewed October 13, 2018

A lovely spot for lunch, sat outdoors on the square. Very good choice, bread and olives very good. Proper calamaries and a very tasty goats cheese gratin with caremilised onion chutney. Pleasant service, food arrived promptly. Excellent value.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Adrian H
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Juan José G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cafeteria Restaurante "El Mercado", responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for expressing your opinion in this traveler portal. The goat cheese gratin with caramelized onion chutney is without a doubt a great choice. We invite you to come back soon so they can try other specialties.

Sincerely, the El Mercado team.

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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Service was friendly. Good value for money with large portion size. Mixed salad includes tuna & egg to a meal in itself

Date of visit: October 2018
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Juan José G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cafeteria Restaurante "El Mercado", responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for expressing your opinion on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon here.


Sincerely, the El Mercado team.

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