Mercado Tirso de Molina, Santiago

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Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at Mercado Tirso de Molina, an inviting no-frills market selling a wide variety of goods. The market attracts locals from all walks of life, so visiting gives you the chance to observe a cross section of traditional Chilean society. Head downstairs for stalls selling fresh fruit, nuts, sundries, and a wide array of handicraft souvenirs. Upstairs is a massive selection of traditional food stalls, from customizable salads and soups to delicious fresh-squeezed juice. Put Mercado Tirso de Molina into our Santiago trip builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Despite the market environment that is dirty and dangerous, the most are the best. I have traveled many Peruvian restaurants from uptown to small restaurants in the province, but the best seasoning and relationship price, quantity, quality is in the Tirso de Molina. Today I called the possibilities where Tommy and tasted Colombian and Peruvian food... Excellent. The staff were very friendly.
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  • Excellent quality of fruits and vegetables, good prices. You can find everything and much more quick and convenient than the vega on the second floor there are very simple restaurants with food Chilean, Peruvian, Colombian, all excellent and prices fantastic, from $2,500 the dish, they also offer pebre, sauces, soup and sandwich of courtesy an excellent overview
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  • Rich place to browse, find any offer in cheeses, vegetables and fruits. On the second level are the cookhouses and restaurants. There is everything, food thai, Mexican, Chilean and Colombian... whatever you want. BUT... very annoying harassment of people who promote locals. I recommend the Luck Thai and Diner (Mexican food) with its aguitas tamarind and lemon/Mint.
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  • This place is an interesting and picturesque spot to visit when you are in Santiago city. Just on the other side of Mapocho river in front of Mercado Central. So it's up to you whether you have lunch in Mercado or Tirso de Molina. At Tirso you can find many fruits and vegetables stalls on basement, and on the first floor it's plenty of various restaurants with either traditional Chilean or Peruvian food. Even we can find a Thai restaurant in this section. The quality of the food is not really high if you compare it with other restaurants in this capital city, but I think that it's a nice experience to have a seat in this place. I've been there twice and enjoyed a "merluza frita con ensalada Chilena" (deep fried hake with tomato & onion salad) and a "Peruvian ceviche". If you decide to eat fish or seafood, ask the waitress for a "tecito frío" (cold tea/USD 2), that's in fact a cup ☕ of white wine that's not permitted to be sold there by the alcohol authorities. Go there and enjoy!!!
  • Nice marketplace with a filling first floor. Many restaurants on the second. Hosts will hustle you to eat at their restaurants. It was interesting to see all the different types of produce grown and offered in Santiago and Chile.
  • The best cheese you can find there in "ELReY Del Queso"
  • Nice price and products, but very popular place.
  • Market where you can buy different kind of fruits and vegetables. Also, in the second floor, there several restaurants.

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