Andalucia's first gastro-market opens in Cordoba

Mercado Victoria gastro market Cordoba

Andalucia’s first gastro-market, Mercado Victoria, opens in Cordoba; plus our “Top 5 Foodie Highlights” of Andalucia...

Cordoba’s new gastro-market, Mercado Victoria, has opened this week; just in time for the city’s famous Patios Festival (8-19 May). It is the first gourmet market in Andalucia, similar in concept to the popular San Miguel market in Madrid, and promises to be a major new attraction for Cordoba - a city which is fast becoming Andalucia’s most exciting foodie destination

Located on the attractive tree-lined Paseo de la Victoria, a short walk from the Mezquita and Juderia historic centre and close to the main shopping district, the market is set in the beautifully-restored “Casteta de Circulo“, a 19th-century wrought-iron pavilion once used for fairs and exhibitions.

The 30 food stalls include wines, cheeses, cured meats, seafood, oyster and sushi bars, a gazpacheria and salmorejeria (with a variety of gazpachos) and the star attraction, “Kisco Garcia”, from the Cordoban celebrity chef behind the city’s Michelin-starred El Choco restaurant.  For more information see  and  @mercvictoria on Twitter.

* Top 5 Best - Andalucia for Foodies, away from the Costas…

Here are our Top 5 foodie highlights of Andalucia away from the Costas, in no particular order…!

 - La Fuente, Zagrilla Alta, Priego de Córdoba, Cordoba province. Tasty local dishes, such as “remojon” (salt cod & orange salad), served by the ever-friendly Francisco. Delightful setting next to a natural spring in the heart of Zagrilla Alta, one of the region’s prettiest pueblos blancos (white villages).

 - The taberna at Bodegas Campos, Calle Lineros 32, Cordoba. In a city full of atmospheric, fino-serving bodegas & tabernas, this is our favourite. This bar (downstairs) of the famous restaurant (upstairs) always has a nice buzz, great food and service.

 - Taberna La Tana, Calle Rosario 11, Granada. Always busy with locals, this small bar located at the far end of “Tapas Street” (Calle Navas) serves excellent tapas and a great range of Granada wines by the glass.

 - Casa Piolas, Calle Ramon y Cajal, Algarinejo, Granada province. It’s a pain to get to, but worth the effort when you sample the inventive “tasting menu” (10 courses) from up-an-coming Spanish/Brazilian chef Diego Gallegos.

 - Rey de Copas, Frailes (Alcalá La Real), Jaen province. Only open at weekends, finding this place is half of the fun! Serving tasty food and local wines, it makes a nice day out combined with the impressive “La Mota” castle nearby.

Buen Provecho..!



Great article! I am a huge

Great article! I am a huge fan of the gastro market concept and have been missing it dearly in Andalucía. But now the genie is out of the bottle, Malaga is setting up shop too! I am probably writing an article about the gastro market concept in Spain for

Excellent news, thanks for

Excellent news, thanks for the feedback Marije and apologies for my delayed response (probs with our CMS). Could be nice to include some "foodie" places to stay (eg Casa Olea!) near to the markets you feature in the article..?

Hello Casa Olea! Published

Hello Casa Olea! Published the article about gastro markets in Spain here: It's in Dutch and talks about gastro markets San Miguel, La Boquería and Victoria. I also mention Málaga plannin to open one but it's too soon to write about that as they are still looking for investors to refurbish the old cinema they are planning to locate the market in.

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