Why are you spending a fortune on food when you can find a variety of reasonably priced edibles here at the market? It is VERY clean and each “station” has a specialty: for example, there is the oyster station, a potato (patatas) station, a ham station and so on. Actually it is more like a food hall which you may be more familiar with. We chowed down on patatas bravas ($6 e) and bacalao ($6 e) + a glass of cava ($5 e) and a beer ($5 e) and were quite full. The Mercado is a short, 5-minute walk from the Plaza Mayor. You will feel very comfortable and safe.