Dirty, crowded, smelled like fish. Not that I'd expected anything else from a Central Market but it could be a lot cleaner! Eating there is an adventure. Tourists should visit if they have the stomach, though.
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We visited the fish market before learning about the rest of the market, like the veggie buildings. It is a fascinating and well worth the visit. We toke the wally tour and Carlos showed us some good places to eat
Walking thru the open air market is a feast for the eyes. The vendors display their wares for sale and the fruit and vegetables come in all colors. There are places to eat and we tried some local dishes. There are two similar markets close...More
There is a huge variety of seafood available.Even saw sea urchin on offer.Otherwise there is really no point in visiting.The halls are very crowded and stinky ,and many merchants will try a come on on you.For what it's worth, there are also restaurants ( some...More
I was impress when I visited, people were saying that it was dangerous but not at all during the day. It's full of restaurants (sea food) and sellers of sea food, everything very fresh. The sellers were very polite, when I was saying no to...More
Walk through the main doors and head past all the tourist stalls and restaurants in order to make your way into the depths of the market. Huge bags of clams line the corridors and all manner of fish are available to photograph or purchase. This...More
We had high hopes for a seafood feast at Mercado Central but we were disappointed. It is more like a bunch of restaurant hawkers surrounding a central space seemingly owned by one person they all looked so similar and interspaced with fresh fish stands not...More