Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Gerard Lebeda
Hoboken, NJ152 contributions
Aug 2019
Although we just walked around the market on this trip, I will make it a point of going to experience the cuisine and restaurants on a future visit. The energy was lively and all appeared to be having a great time. There was a large variety of types of places to grab food and drink, including a wine bar of the main central courtyard. Seating could be difficult for large groups, but otherwise you will be fine to make yourself comfortable and enjoy all that Santiago has to offer.
Written February 24, 2020
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FJGonzalezG
Bethesda, MD1,227 contributions
Feb 2020
Just a few minute's walk from the Cathedral, the Mercado de Abastos is Santiago's food market and it's version of Barcelona's La Boqueria Market. Here, you can find colorful displays of typical grocery items, from fish, vegetables, and meats (raw and cured), to homemade cheeses, wines, liquor, and arts and crafts.

We visited during carnival season, so all cuts and parts of pork were in display, including the head, as this is the season for "laconada," a typical Galician dish consisting of potatoes, turnip greens, chorizo, and pork, including bacon and often the pork's ear.

I've heard that you can buy percebes (gooseneck barnacles) or other seafood and take it to a stand where they will cook it so you can eat it right away, but we did not have the time to try it.

Our foray was quick, under 30 mins. So we definitely want to come back for more.
Written March 28, 2020
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John
United Kingdom217 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Having been informed that there was a good indoor market we couldn't find it on our somewhat inadequate city centre map but were determined to seek it out. We were not disappointed when we did find it, being guided by the loud chatter of people enjoying lunchtime tapas and wine on the outside of the building. Inside all is sparklingly clean and full of interesting food items-fish, meat, vegetables fascinating in themselves.
Written June 27, 2014
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mwilk
Province of Alicante, Spain3 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
We went to this lovely market twice whilst we were in Santiago, the fruit, vegetables, fish and meat were fresh and varied. The stall holders we happy to chat about all the products they sold. We watched the Pulpo being cooked and served but didn't try it ourselves.
The umbrella man who stands on the street outside and repairs umbrella's is a must to see, he has piles of them stacked up but we didn't see him doing any repairs.
All in all the market is worth a visit when you are in Santiago.
Written August 3, 2014
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beachbuddy10
Bridport, UK1,571 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
They say that you can learn a lot about people from their market. Probably Rick Stein said it. As it was, the tail end of Hurricane Stephanie had been battering the northwest for ages and most of the coast was under Red Alert when we visited. The consequences of which left whole halls devoid of the fresh fish which draws the crowds. Vendors were forced to sell frozen cod and squid.
Similarly quiet were some of the fruit and veg stalls, which suffered from transportation problems with the flooded roads.
One of the perks on a good day is the chance to buy your fish and have it cooked for you at one place. No frills - they advertise " we don't do bread, drinks, veg and afters"!
Written March 2, 2014
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Simon Clarke-Ward
Penang Island, Malaysia192 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
We went round the market on a couple of days, it is a lovely market full of fresh produce. We brought some fruit, cheese, ham and bread for our lunch and it was delicious. The market isn't as flash as La Boqueria in Barcelona but the food is every bit as good. You can buy produce and have it cooked at the little cafe in the market for a small fee, well worth a try !!
Written June 8, 2012
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Leonie12_12
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We visited after recommendations from host. Wow. First stop was Mais Que Queixos, two girls greeted us with cheese tasting. They were friendly, informative and passionate about their cheeses. We bought some cheeses and chorizo and thought we’d ‘share the love’ and buy from other stalls, but no one else was as friendly or had the selection that this stall had. Try the small breast cheese! Our favourite is their blue and the pilgrims cheese.
Written September 18, 2019
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José A
Montreal, Canada55 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Do not miss it if you are around!From its nice little “paradetas” where you will find anything you might need for a good dinner ( meat, seafood, vegetables,wine, )to its colorful and wonderful images/postal. It is where local people buy their groceries. Since a few months, you can buy your food and get it cooked in the same market, don’t miss it!
Written August 9, 2018
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Jesse K
Madison, IN37 contributions
Sep 2017
This market has everything--fish, fruit, bread, amazing cheese (taste it then buy some) and is especially busy on weekends. It is mostly in long stone halls with arched roofs and it feels as if you are walking through a bit of history--even as you are buying very fresh food! There are also extra vendors, especially on the weekends, around the outside of the official market. A must if you are in Santiago!
Written September 23, 2017
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Catherine
Guildford, UK163 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
We visited the market on a Sat when it was really busy with all the locals with their shopping trolleys getting their weekly shopping. There is lots of food - fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and also delicatessen shops and shops selling food typical of the region such as Tarta De Santiago. You can also eat here as there are a few cafes.
Written November 5, 2016
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