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mercado de san miguelStarting Saturday Sept 26 and through January 31, 2016, the white 9,000-square-foot tent erected in Miami’s Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd) is not another traveling circus coming to town.   It is La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel on the first stop of its US Tour.

With outdoor seating and dining tapas bars, it is the “pop-up” version of Madrid’s 100-year-old gourmet food emporium, El Mercado de San Miguel, which originally opened in Madrid in 1916 and was renovated in 2009.   

Like its home base the indoor tent will team with chefs and vendors, Spanish and local, wines and cocktails and freshly prepared foods from paellas and montaditos to tapas, gazpachos, seafood and regional delicacies such as pata negra ham, cheeses, sweets and charcuterie.    .

The Feria will open on Friday, September 25 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Montserrat Valle, owner and president of Mercado de San Miguel, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez and Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado before the open-air market opens at 10 a.m. Saturday.

La Feria Del Mercado de San Miguel is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and till midnight Friday and Saturday. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami.