Mercado Municipal Nuestra Senora de Africa

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Mercado Municipal Nuestra Senora de Africa

Mercado Municipal Nuestra Senora de Africa
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8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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MickDNorfolk
Norfolk466 contributions
Feb 2020
Arabic look to the buildings but inside a large number of stalls selling fruit, veg, fish, shellfish, meat, cured meats and cheese. Ideal for self-caterers but also attractive for a quick look around for tourists. Closes by 3pm, though the SuperDino supermarket downstairs is open later.. A couple of bars inside, one up one down. On Sundays there is also the extensive flea market outside, extending down towards the port area.

Outside, though part of the building, where Calle Darius y Padron and Calle Jose Hernandez Alfonso meet, are several small lunchtime restaurants with pavement seating. Eat there twice. Superb pulpo (octopus). Popular with locals; in fact ours had a ticket machine so that you could wait, in order, for a table to be free. Large helping of pulpo, battered fish, canarian potatoes with red and green sauces, bread, 2 glasses of white wine came to 20Euro.
Written February 10, 2020
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,609 contributions
Apr 2021
We went in the morning and were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of the city market. A slim, stylish tower was something unusual. Inside you will find a lot of local products. The columns are decorated with tiles depicting the typical dresses from different parts of island from old times.
Written February 11, 2022
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Robert W
London, UK3,857 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Authentic market popular with both locals and tourists too. It’s quite a large market with stalls specialising in products like beer or goat cheese. Plenty of canarian products available here too. The market also has numerous tapas bars serving food along with drinks.
Written February 7, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK15,291 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Tuesday 14th December we were sightseeing and exploring in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and we paid a visit to this famous market.

It was on our list of places to visit in the City, however, our visit took place earlier than planned.

Parking in the City is a bit of a nightmare, we ended up in an underground car park. On leaving the car park we took the stairs which led us into the centre of this Market, a bit of a surprise.

The charges in the car park were not that expensive, can't remember exact amount, we were there for four hours.

We were expecting to see a market place filled with stalls selling local foods and products. Instead it was a collection of small lock up shops selling local products. It was very well organised, a smooth operation, not the chaos and bedlam we were expecting.

As well as the shops there were a number of cafes to visit.

The exterior of the building is rather impressive and raises expectations for the interior, sadly not fulfilled.

We did like the two statues at the front entrance to the Market, the Lechera Canaria and Homenaje Al Chicharrero (People of Santa Cruz).
Written January 24, 2022
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Carmina1966
Copenhagen, Denmark77 contributions
Nov 2019
We went on a day trip to Santa Cruz and came across this fantastic market, but we especially loved the downstairs fish market. What an abundance of fresh fish and seafood and most of the stalls had small eating areas where everything was cooked to order. We ordered several small dishes and it was definitely the best seafood we have EVER had and it was all enjoyed with a couple of glasses of lovely chilled wine. There was a great atmosphere and I would eat there every day if I could.
Written May 22, 2020
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,991 contributions
Jan 2020
A commercial market for the locals, it’s packed with raw food and general good stalls. There are several Lebanese food stalls too, selling sweet meats and bread. It’s very busy but provides a great insight into local shopping.
Written February 21, 2020
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nemo474
County Wexford, Ireland84 contributions
Mar 2020
Arrived there 11:00 Monday morning. Nice looking building.
Where were all the exotic spices? Two shops on upper level selling herbs.
Where were the fish stalls with species from the area? Wandered round both levels found some, all closed.
There were a few butchers, the odd cheese shop, some bakers, one fruit and veg shop and a stall selling plants and flowers. Two spots with food to eat there and some stalls with jewellery.
All told it was a big yawn.
If this is where the locals come to buy their food I can only assume the get it from the Dino supermarket in the basement.
Not worth the time and effort.
Written March 9, 2020
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Jerry G
Capel Saint Mary, UK398 contributions
Jan 2020
This was our third visit to this excellent market.

If you live on the Island or are on a self catering holiday come here for an excellent market experience.

Even if you are not buying it’s a delight to see the very fresh veg , meat , spices , chocolates etc etc .

The fish market is also a superb experience . Eat there if you can .
Written January 22, 2020
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
Oct 2019
Very nice and traditional market. You can feel the reel climate of Canarias and Africa. You can also buy a lot of traditional sweets, bread and very fresh and tasty fruits and vegetables
Written March 7, 2020
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Real_Spain_Seeker
North Yorkshire1 contribution
My friend and I got the bus from Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz. We stumbled across this market by accident and spent nearly two hours here. On the ground floor there are lots of fruit and veg sellers as well as numerous butchers. These are mostly purpose built outlets with fish and flowers downstairs. The produce is all of the highest quality with unbelievable choice - prices are more than reasonable too. In the centre there is a lovely little bar where we sat with a couple of cold beers and enjoyed some real Spanish food.

This was people watching at its best - we shall return.
Written October 9, 2006
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