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We ate lunch/dinner at one to the fish restaurants inside the market. The market is busy and boisterous, but we all had fun. I was traveling with a group, but they were able to feed us all with well cooked fishes and other local treats....More
The people here were very nice to us as all Chileans were during our visit to the city. It was an interesting place to see. We didn’t eat or buy anything here tho but it was interesting to scope out. You can smell the fresh...More
The Central Market is mostly a place with restaurants aimed at tourists. There are many fish stalls as well along with numerous souvenir stores. Thus, one gets the feeling when walking through this place that this market is aimed at tourists. That said, it’s still...More
The market is not too big. It's filled with restaurants and we cannot walk 2 steps without someone trying to push us into their restaurant. It's very anoying. They charge if you need to use the washroom and it's impossible to walk and look around...More
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We went to "El Rey del Mariscal" located right at the entrance coming in from the main boulevard Ismael Valdes Vergara. Oddly enough, we selected this restaurant because the waiters were not "aggressively" hounding us to go... More
We went to "El Rey del Mariscal" located right at the entrance coming in from the main boulevard Ismael Valdes Vergara. Oddly enough, we selected this restaurant because the waiters were not "aggressively" hounding us to go eat at their restaurant. Their dining area is on the second floor overlooking the whole mercado from the corner so it was interesting to watch the people shop for fish. Both the fish and service turned out to be enjoyable so we were not disappointed, however, please remember that the whole mercado is a bit of a tourist trap so I don't think that you will find "gastronomy" here.