About us

We are a Spanish-Finnish couple who want to share their passion for Spanish food with everyone in Finland.

Ever since Jaime moved to Finland, we had been dreaming about starting a project together, which could involve both Spain and Finland. It was Easter 2014 when things began to fall into place and we came up with El Mercado.

That summer, we scouted Spain for suppliers, trying to find those products that we would like to buy back in Finland if we were the customers. Pallets began to arrive at our warehouse that autumn and soon after that, the online store was up and running. In December 2015, we opened our first physical store in Vanha Kauppahalli in Helsinki.

We want to offer Spanish food lovers all around Finland the opportunity to buy high quality authentic Spanish food products from home and at affordable prices. We are a friendly, young, honest and open company. If you need help with your order or have any questions in general, we are here for you.