Central Market (Mercado Central), Santiago

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Inspect the daily haul at Central Market (Mercado Central), a great place to shop for fresh fish in Santiago. Give yourself a second to adjust to the potent smell of fish, then meander through the aisles, keeping an eye out for any particularly exotic catches. You can sit down and enjoy some of the day's spoils at one of the market's many fish restaurants, but beware of tourist traps--while many offer decent meals at reasonable prices, some will try almost anything to drag you into their overpriced establishment. Plan to visit Central Market (Mercado Central) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Santiago attractions using our Santiago journey planner .
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  • The market for fish is seen, unknown size mussels, clams, but they were clams? Every good things of molluscs, fishes, an envy ...
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  • Is a beautiful historical building, very significant for your architecture. Today is also a gastronomic pole and selling souvenirs. Worth the visit
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  • Interesting to know, however, practically everything that sells is perishable. Highlighting the architecture which is pretty cool. Has several restaurants for lunch or take a coffee.
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  • Great place to walk around the fish stalls and then enjoy the products in the central restaurant area. I had a very enjoyable afternoon here.
  • Found almost everything including Indian spices. The shops inside sell every kind of sea food (raw material). They flank a huge sea-food restaurant. Shops on the periphery have spices, dry fruits, cheeses, breads, meats & other groceries. Centrally located too!
  • Good food expeciality seafood's great Restaurant El Galeón,
  • It was a great experience. As it is the best place to buy sea food here in Santiago, it has the best restaurants provided with fresh food every morning.
  • Even though this place is actually the Santiago Fish Market whose architecture is a proof of a magnificent past, even though the above, it's just a good spot to buy fresh fish and shellfish. The restaurants are low quality premises and one of those ones "Donde Augusto" is the worst place to go for a meal. The food is not fresh at all, some of the products are frozen and usually many of the customers of this restaurant have stomach problems after eating there.

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