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Central Market (Mercado Central)

Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago 8320009, Chile
2/696-8327
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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.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good34%
  • Average30%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (152 reviews)
“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
“king crab” (21 reviews)
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Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago 8320009, Chile
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"seafood"
in 152 reviews
"fresh fish"
in 45 reviews
"king crab"
in 21 reviews
"fish stalls"
in 15 reviews
"cast iron"
in 10 reviews
"paila marina"
in 6 reviews
"sea food"
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"stalls selling"
in 12 reviews
"ate here"
in 8 reviews
"central area"
in 6 reviews
"for sale"
in 9 reviews
"great place to eat"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"empanadas"
in 14 reviews
"chilli"
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"congrio"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't expect sanitised and top hygiene at the Central Fish Market but expect fresh fish stalls, lots of them, lots of seafood, strong smell, busy place, lots of people, and in the middle of it, lots of restaurants. Its fun, its different, and its worth...More

Thank GillesFlores
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place some time ago when I took a week off to Santiago. I was expecting to have some local food, as I have been told to try their seafood which seemed to be a big thing for them. A waiter approached me...More

Thank DoltCrow
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked thru this market as part of a cooking class. The vast amount of fish, meat, vegetables, fruits, spices etc. is eye opening! We had a wonderful walk through discovering all kinds of little nuisances. Be careful with your bags, iPhones etc. pickpockets are everywhere...More

Thank Freja3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much a standard market - there is a large restaurant in the middle of the market with other small restaurants around. Plenty of front of house staff in these restaurants urging people to come into their establishments - we went to one and it...More

Thank chepaddy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An enjoyable mix of stalls with Chile products for sale.the area is bright and safe to visit.no pressuring to buy.

Thank billdocherty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not what you'd expect from a Central Market - as it has been turned into a "foodie" market - specialising in all things fish, shell fish and crab!! There are lots of stalls selling fish and lots of restaurants selling seafood. I was...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We went there on Good Friday, the fish market was crowded and lively, excellent atmosphere! The fish restaurants were almost full as well.

Thank Delnyon
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

It looks more like a scam place for tourists. Not attractive as a place to visit. There’s a lot of better options in Santiago.

Thank Gustavo T
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Very colorful and aromatic fish market with many sit down restaurants in the center. Certainly worth a walk thru if not a meal.

Thank stefdoj
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

A must visit in Santiago. This is mainly the fish market of Santiago. There are many fish stalls and eating places here. Not sure how hygienic the food here are therefore we were not brave enough to eat here.

Thank Wijitha G
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Dr. Om. S
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Grahame E | Reviewed this property |
El Galleon was the better of the two. Food good, premises well maintained. Try the spicy garlic prawns .
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ninacream
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
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