Telefèric Barcelona Opens Specialty Spanish Marketplace, El Merkat

January 30, 2024

Telefèric Barcelona, a Barcelona-based restaurant group, is opening El Merkat, a Spanish goods market, in Brentwood on February 2. Inspired by Spain's Costa Brava region, El Merkat offers Spanish wine, imported goods like olives and tinned fish, charcuterie, cheese, sangrias, and signature paella kits.

Grand Opening:

  • Friday, Feb 2: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:00 PM. Open to the public from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM with a 15% discount on most items (excluding high-end wines) and complimentary Spanish pintxos, live music.
  • Saturday, Feb 3: Bottomless Brunch Sangria Kickoff from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at $28 per person for 90 minutes of unlimited sangria.

Exclusive Offers and Engagements:

  • 20% discount on most items (excluding high-end wines).
  • Free bites, Spanish Tapas, and unlimited Sidra.
  • Online contest for a sommelier-guided wine & cheese private pairing.
  • In-store raffle for first-time purchasers.

More Than a Marketplace: El Merkat offers a private dining room for intimate meals or corporate gatherings, featuring tapas and paellas curated by Executive Chef Oscar Cabezas. Weekends feature Bottomless Brunch at $28 per person with 90 minutes of unlimited sangria.

Mediterranean Design: Designed by Maria Padrosa and Trenchs Studios, El Merkat's design embodies the Mediterranean coast with Spanish tile, warm tones, and modern Spanish elements like oak wood accents, ceramic pavements, and wooden furniture imported from Spain.

Monday-Wednesday | 11:30 a.m.-9:15 p.m.; Thursday-Friday | 11:30 a.m.-10:15 p.m. 

Saturday | 11:00 a.m.-10:15 p.m.; Sunday | 11:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.

11930 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles.

Photo credit Jordana Sheara

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