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Central Market (Mercado Central)

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“fish market”(107 reviews)
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Unique architecture and street musicians accompany a plethora of dining options, where seafood is abundant in this South American food court.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago 8320009, Chile
Santa Lucia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Vega market beat this hands down in my mind. Yes this is an interesting insight but not as busy with hustle and bustle as Vega on a Sunday!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Y8689CIdebbiew
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ISureHopeSo
Reviewed September 8, 2019

the options to buy all fishes of Chile are here , you also can have your lunch here in a simple rest / or in a fancy one I prefer the simple restaurants . small and well served

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
133  Thank kanemochi
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

We found a side restaurant and had the special crab pie. The food and service were lovely. There was even a strolling band that came by and sang a couple of beautiful songs.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed July 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Neli L
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

I love markets and this one is very good.lots of local people and local products. Cheap place to buy fruit and vegetables. Very busy on a Sunday. Watch your belongings.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

It is a good place to see if you are around. There are some small gift shops and selection of places to eat. A few fish market as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YucelOzacar
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Visit to the market is interesting but may smell bad on a warm day. Overseas travellers warned not not to eat here. A few little markets to purchase artisan goods but mostly cafes

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Snombat
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February 25, 2018|
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Response from Jeff_Proulx | Reviewed this property |
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
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Branca2016 | Reviewed this property |
I think some restaurants, located in Mercado Central, will be opened on Xmas Day, for lunch. But you'd better email or call theml