11 Jan The terrace of La Cocina de San Antón. The heart of Chueca
Happy Friday rooftop lover!
This week I’m going to show you another of the few terraces that are located in Madrid markets, very similar to the Forus Barceló rooftop that I showed you in another post.
his time we’ll go to the heart of Chueca neighborhood, one with the most diversity in Madrid.
The San Antón market is at Calle Augusto Figueroa 24.
The journey begins! 🤩
1. The market of San Anton
In the 19th century, the San Antón market was an open-air market named for being next to the parish of the same name.
During the Spanish Civil War, in the middle of the defense of Madrid by the government of the Second Republic, this market continues to operate at full capacity despite the bombs of the national side.
The first building in the San Antón market was built in 1945 under the project of the architect Carlos de la Torre y Costa. 🤔
The evolution of the neighborhood makes that the use of this market declined in the eighties and nineties, due to changes in customs among consumers in the neighborhood.
Between 2007 and 2011, the old building was demolished and the current one was built following the mixed model with spaces for food stalls and restaurants.
2. La Cocina de San Antón rooftop
On the third floor of the Market you’ll find La Cocina de San Antón Rooftop.
If you haven’t been there yet, you will be amazed. 😉
To access from the second floor you have to access the stairs, located on one of the sides of the market. You go up a couple of flights of stairs and you’re in El Cielo de San Antón.
The Kitchen of San Antón has four environments:
The chill in area: It’s an interior area, just before entering the restaurant, where you can have a snack with a delicious cocktail in hand, sheltered from the cold and rain.
The restaurant: San Antón’s kitchen has a restaurant where you can have lunch or dinner.
The food is very good and they have a menu from Monday to Friday at noon with several options and that changes every week. 😋
You can see their menu here, so you can choose any of the appetizing meals they have. 😋
If you want to go, you better book through its website because this restaurant is always full, especially on weekends. You can also book by phone by calling 913300294.
The greenhouse: It is the outside area of the restaurant La Cocina de San Antón. Whether you smoke or you like to eat fresh, this is your area.
The menu is the same as inside and everything it’s delicious!
When you book you have to tell them if you want a restaurant or terrace, so that the staff who attend you can know it and sit in the place that you like the most.
They also do events and reservations for large groups. You can see all the information on their website.
3. The terrace
Above all of the spaces on La Cocina de San Antón, the terrace in the one that deserves a special mention. 😍
This is one of those terraces where you feel like going afterwork with your coworkers, spending the afternoon with friends, or having a vermouth on Sunday with your couple.
It doesn’t have great views, but Chueca has that charm that makes this terrace special, especially during the Pride week. 😊
It has a high table area with stools right next to the views, so you don’t miss anything.
This terrace also has low sofas with very comfortable cushions in which you can sit idle, and low tables to support your glass and tapas.
You will be very comfortable if you can get one when you arrive. The views towards the interior of the market are just as interesting as those overlooking the street.
I really like the decoration of this terrace, in the photos I show it to you and I hope you agree with me.
My favorite element of decoration this terrace is the pig totem that they have at the entrance, it gives to this terrace a very personal touch. 😍
4. The opening hours
They are open throughout the year and the opening hours are:
- From monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- On public holidays and on the eve of public holidays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Go ahead and go today to try their menu of the day or to enjoy the beginning of the weekend with cocktails and with your best friends. 😎
If you have already been on this rooftop, you can leave your opinion of this incredible terrace in the comments.
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Enjoy the sun and the rooftops!