Central Market (Mercado Central), Santiago

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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2.7/5 based on 4,000+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Central Market (Mercado Central) on your holiday in Santiago, and find out what else Santiago has to offer, use our Santiago trip itinerary planner.
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  • Went there for an hour or so last week and enjoyed all the crazy smells all around. It kinda reminded me of the market in Seattle with a bunch of silly vendors yelling everywhere and at everyone. Ther...  read more »
  • We Almost mist the entrance of the market. It's a nice, not to big, a bit touristic (but that's what we are) place with fresh fish stands and a couple of nice fish restaurants. 
  • Must-see for tourists, although there are good restaurants think for the price there are better, but grace is the place since it is typical Chilean
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  • Un clásico e imperdible de Santiago histórico
  • Muy buenos precios en pescado.
  • If you like seafood or fish, you must go. There are plenty of restaurants inside so I wouldn't know which one to advise. We tried one that was serving a large sharing seafood plate and a good white wine.
  • A noisy place that you may visit for two reasons, typical Chilean food or to buy vegetables/fresh fish. None of them are excellent, but prices are reasonable and the location is "typical". If you are a tourist, you have to go ... once.
  • donde la juanita.... lejosos mejores pescados fritos a buen precio
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