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Central Market (Mercado Central)

6,066 Reviews

Central Market (Mercado Central)

6,066 Reviews
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sandy c wrote a review Mar 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions315 helpful votes
I know many restaurants will have guys outside trying to hustle customers in the door, but this place was ridiculous. They follow, yell, nag, and try to cajole you non-stop. I couldn't find the exit fast enough. This market is definitely not visitor-friendly. In any case, it's almost all seafood for sale here. If it's fresh fruit and veg, or maybe street food you are after, just head a block west to Paseo Puente and you'll find cheap food and friendly faces galore.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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425seattletrekker wrote a review Mar 2020
Bhaktapur, Nepal9 contributions4 helpful votes
Expected a lot from the Central Market because of the high ratings and the amount of reviews. When I visited twice, it was dead inside and the only things that were open were the fish stalls and restaurants. La Vega was soooo much better as it had so much more energy and you could experience the culture. Central Market felt like it’s hey day was years ago.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Emanpee wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia2,556 contributions782 helpful votes
This is a part of the city that is also a part of locals daily lives. Wonderful fresh seafood abounds so probably not for those who can't stand the smell! Within the complex are many restaurants, a bit touristy but feedback is of an OK standard.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sachin K wrote a review Feb 2020
Plainview, New York5,761 contributions16,679 helpful votes
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The central market in Santiago is a fabulous off best place to visit for any tourist. One will find typical produce on sale along with several shops selling freshly caught fish. Certainly would very highly recommend visiting this market to any tourist in Santiago.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ashim M wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia268 contributions124 helpful votes
Didn’t really appeal to my wife and I - it appeared to be really “touristy” but not in a nice way. Lots of waiters touting for our dining business but we weren’t all that hungry so it became a bit of a pain.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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