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Central Market (Mercado Central)

Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago, Chile
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“seafood” (141 reviews)
“fresh fish” (40 reviews)
“fish market” (72 reviews)
Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Aníbal M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank pisco47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All kinds of fishes fresh and well exposed. Restaurants are kind of pricy. Building is very interesting. --

Thank BTwardy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank peter k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great buzz. Eat around the edge as it's cheaper. Have a nosy at all the stalls before choosing as there's some that are more popular with locals - choose those ones! Try the crab! Yum!

1  Thank jessie_spiby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gustavo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited a few days ago with my wife. Although the external architecture is nice, in the inside is ugly and dirty. Food not so good.

Thank Xin P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank highmtnsgirl
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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

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Will the market be open on Christmas Day?
10 December 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
maio f
o mercado central abre aos domingos?
29 December 2016|
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Response from Stefano_Hatanaka | Reviewed this property |
Abre sim. Tem que ficar esperto com os pontos turisiticos públicos, que não abrem às segundas.
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Silvana S
estare parando en la calle san isidro en santiago y me recomndaron ir al mercado central para comer pulpo centolla y otros frutos de mar , me queda cerca para ir ?...puedo ir caminando,en taxi o en metro muchas gracias
16 August 2016|
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Response from Shidarta | Reviewed this property |
Considero que se puede ir caminando tranquilamente. No se el valor de la centolla, pero los platos que servían y lo que almorzamos, sin palabras....
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