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. Plan your Mercado Tirso de Molina visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santiago using our Santiago travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 3, 2017
    You can eat typical Chilean food by $2,500! In addition, other Peruvian and Colombian food. They are delicious and cheap.
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  • July 9, 2017
    This market sold a wider variety of food and items than the Mercado Central. One little shop that I found particularly interesting had a bunch of barrels, filled with different kinds of kibble that yo...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Visitelo.. worth and enjoy lunch as well and cheap great place off the tourist circuit. Real market
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  • July 10, 2017
    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!!!
  • March 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    The best cheese you can find there in "ELReY Del Queso"
  • June 22, 2017
    Nice price and products, but very popular place.
  • April 3, 2017
    Market where you can buy different kind of fruits and vegetables. Also, in the second floor, there several restaurants.

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