Mercado Central
Mercado Central
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Lfed2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We went to the central market for lunch. The market is quite large and the inside rows are lined with fish and vegetable stalls. Along the perimeter of the market area area nuremous restaurant stalls. We arrived just as prime time lunch started so it was really difficult to find anywhere with a table. But a lot of the restaurants looked great. Defintiely worth a wander and for lunch get there a bit early
Written January 28, 2023
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Ashfield531
Ringwood, UK1,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It is indeed central and has a most impressive façade. There is a great selection of permanent market stalls inside selling superb fresh produce. The most impressive of these are the various fish vendors.

We bought some wonderful juicy cherries at a very reasonable price.
Written October 6, 2022
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Avril H
Castelsarrasin, France6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I had only a few hours in Cadiz and decided to do the hop on, hop off bus tour. I got off at the cathedral, and having visited it, I decided to walk the short distance to the Mercado Central rather than getting in the bus again. The market was in full swing, with fish mongers doing a roaring trade. There were also fruit and veg stalls, and butchers. All around the edges of the market were little independent bars and restaurants and I bought a tapas portion of paella, which was much bigger than I expected, and a glass of crianza to wash it down. This was a total cost of only €5. A delicious break on my sightseeing tour of Cadiz. I’d recommend visiting the market in the morning rather than later in the day when things are winding down.
Written May 31, 2022
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andy j
Gillingham, UK1,161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had been to the market About ten am to check out the fantastic fish stalls . Then after our Cadiz bike tour we asked the tour lady for lunch recommendations and she came up trumps
Back to the market and the outside area surrounding the fish market had turned into a vibrant clash of pop up food stall
The etiquette is to grab a table if you can find one , buy your drinks from the stall that owns the table then wander round and buy your food and eat at the table
So many food stall vibrant seafood paella Mexican sandwiches to many to mention and all on small plates so great for tasting and cheap !!! Plate of paella and black rice 6 euro pint of Estella Galicia 2 euro 50 we wiled away two hours drinking , people watching and eating mostly Spanish locals and very busy great atmosphere .
Written July 20, 2023
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alanb
Lewes, UK472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked around the market on a Sunday afternoon when all the bars around the outside were doing a roaring trade with locals and tourists enjoying themselves. The associated debris of empty bottles and food wrappers was quite marked but nobody seemed to mind. We went again the following morning when only a few of the stalls were open and the majority of the bars were closed, however the entire place was incredibly clean and you would never have realised what was going on the day before.
Impressive!
Written March 6, 2020
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felipehavana
Javea, Spain855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Wherever we go in Spain, and elsewhere for that matter, the local market is always somewhere I visit. In Cadiz it was especially interesting and it seems that in the old city every journey somehow took us past the market, which offers a glimpse of daily life in what seems to be the centre of the historic quarter of Cádiz.
Such is the quality of the fish, meat, fruit and vegetables that are sold at the market, that whilst you marvel at the more than 100 food stands, it’s easy to miss the beautiful architecture of the Central Market which is in itself a very impressive building surrounded on all sides by interesting plazas, wide streets, restaurants, bars and shops.
Inside as well as the usual fruit, veg, meat, fish, bread and specialist grocery stalls there is a plethora of bars and restaurants. The wing situated to the left-hand side of the main entrance houses the Rincón Gastronómico, where you can sample freshly made food. Not the normal cafe type place, but a range of establishments providing all sorts of specialist cuisines from all over Spain and further afield. Most of the produce stalls are situated in the central pavilion of the market, and one thing that stands out the most is the colourful array of fish with magnificent examples of bluefin tuna, dogfish, prawns and Sanlúcar king prawns, as well as all manner of local and national shellfish.
Really enjoyed this market and would recommend a visit, you will be there more than once. One word of caution: the tables outside the various places in the food court area are the province of that establishment and consuming anything not purchased from the relevant place makes the owners very grumpy. On more than one occasion we witnessed couples who had obtained food from two different outlets being very firmly told they could not consume what was not purchased there. A bit small minded in my view and counter-productive to providing a variety of fare in one place: but who am I to judge?
Written June 15, 2022
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MargaretPowell
Melbourne, Australia1,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Geat fresh seafood and Produce and right opposite a large Carrefour supermarket. Easily walked between the Cathedral and Near the Camera Obscura tower. Some of the most amazing prawn, langoustine and lobster species! If you are in an apartment a relatively inexpensive seafood banquet awaits.
Written December 17, 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Mercado Central in Cadiz on All Saints Day this last November. Nearly everything was closed in the market. There was a small flea market in the street outside the entrance to the Mercado, but nothing like the photos showing the bustling activity of the Mercado. Don’t go to the Mercado on a national holiday.
Written October 9, 2020
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Lozz29
Cadiz, Spain14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We stumbled across these markets by accident and so glad we did. More than 60 individual markets selling fresh fruit & vegetables, fish & seafood galore, olives, cheeses, hams, preserved meats, fresh meats and clothes on the outside. It was a hive of activity and a real treat to purchase fresh produce direct from the makers. We bought preserved tuna (aka ‘Ham of the Sea’) several varieties of olives and fruit. Be aware that it’s cash only.
Written January 15, 2020
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We had so much fun here. It's a lively marketplace with almost 200 stalls selling fresh fish, cheese, fruit, veggies, meats. Also has jewelry, clothing, pottery -- even sherry tastings and tapas.
Written December 3, 2022
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