On your marks, get set, go! You'll understand the power of that phrase even if you're not running a 100-meter sprint — anyone counting the minutes at the end of the work day gets it. So where are you racing off to after work? We're headed to La Cocina de San Antón to relax on the terrace, with a drink in hand and plates of yummy snacks on the table. This 300-square-meter spot has impressive views of Madrid perfect for taking the edge off the day's stress. And don't miss the different varieties of the traditional cold concoction gazpacho for a full-flavor, low-cal treat. Better sprint on over, though: This place fills up fast.


The perfect spot for happy hour.
The terrace and the gazpacho are unbeatable.
Mercado de San Antón, Calle de Augusto Figueroa 24, Chueca
Sun.-Thurs., 10-12 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10-1:30 a.m.