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“Like all authentic" markets, worth a visit if its on your route.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Central Market (Mercado Central)

Central Market (Mercado Central)
Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago, Chile (Santa Lucia)
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Ranked #13 of 43 Shopping in Santiago
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: Unique architecture and street musicians accompany a plethora of dining options, where seafood is abundant in this South American food court.
Tauranga
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“Like all authentic" markets, worth a visit if its on your route.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Like all "authentic" markets, worth a visit if its on your route. Mercado central in Santiago comprises many stalls, mostly selling meat and fish, and one large busy restaurant.

Visited June 2012
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“nice, clean, expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

It is very clean, but food prices are more expensive than in fancy restaurants. But it is worth going to.

Visited August 2012
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“awnful!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The place is dirty, smells really bad, and the worst part of it, waiters keep bugging you to have a meals on their places. As it can be classified as a "tourist hot spot" everything is overpriced. I spent 15 minutes inside, not worth at all.

Visited August 2012
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“visit and enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

on a Sunday, mid-afternoon, recently I visited ... walked around inside the place several times ... hordes of people dining, not much to buy except every local variety of seafood in the raw ... did find some nice lapis lazuli / silver earrings as gifts for a great price, vendor very kind and helpful, enjoyed haggling ... great place for people watching, the real Santiago, I suspect, as museums in the city were kind of a let-down. recommended.

Visited August 2012
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“Wear closed toe shoes!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

What a cool spot in Santiago! More fresh fish than you can imagine. I head here to get fish for ceviche or poke. Fun to see all the different types of seafood (some I'm still not sure what it is) and watch the fish get prepped by expert hands. Good place to take visitors!

Visited July 2012
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