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Martin J wrote a review Aug 2020
52 contributions36 helpful votes
Okay people- this is important! I know that there are many of you out there who enjoy cooking your own food when on holiday, always go self-catering and are what gets referred to as "foodies". This market is for you!!! Some guide books (eg Lonely Planet) sometimes think everything is a tourist destination and expect you to eat out the whole time The market is not terribly big, but it has everything that you need for a superb nosh-up at home. It's also where almost all locals shop (the really big supermarkets tend to have much smaller meat and fish counters than they would in France or Italy) and this market also supplies many local restaurants. Meat, cheese, fruit and veg, flowers, eggs etc are all upstairs (on the ground floor) and the fish is in the basement. The free(!) car park is also in the basement but is quite small and tricky to get into- there is a very large (and not very expensive) car-park opposite the main entrance that services the museum and art gallery. Everything is very reasonably priced, amazing fresh quality and most stalls accept cards as well as cash. There are small tapas-style fish cafes downstairs in the fish market where you can eat the prawns straight off the stall- very popular with local people mid-way through their shopping trip. There is also a decent supermarket in the basement too which clearly isn't allowed to sell anything is available in the market, and so doesn't have fresh meat, fish, veg etc, but it has everything else. There are also many small cafes around the outside of the market (at the other end of the main entrance). Never been to any, but they look decent and simple for a snack and a beer. English is not widely spoken but everyone is used to non-Spanish speakers and it's not hard to communicate (I discovered a waitress in the downstairs fish cafe speaks very good English and helped with general understanding. The market is CLOSED on Mondays, but open on the other 6 days. NB- if you park in the basement car-park, keep your receipts from the market! I think there's a system whereby there's a minimum spend to get free parking and I was charged about 2 Euros to get out!…
Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Carmina1966 wrote a review May 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark63 contributions6 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: November 2019
Gwespyr wrote a review Mar 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom1,373 contributions357 helpful votes
Unfortunately, when we got to the market it was closed but the entrance arch is impressive as are the sculptures outside. A place to revisit when we are next in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Haz wrote a review Mar 2020
Tenerife, Spain9 contributions
Food was unbelievable, so fresh, tasty as it gets! You shouldn't leave San Juan without having a bite here. It was a little pricey in my opinion, here it costed us most to eat and it wasn't even a proper restaurant setting, so that can be a deal breaker.
Date of experience: March 2020
Elizur B wrote a review Mar 2020
Kfar-Saba , Israel868 contributions230 helpful votes
The mixture of beautiful vegetables stand , nice art stands , rich nice coffee shop - makes you desire to taste and buy !
Date of experience: February 2020