Central Market (Mercado Central), Santiago

2.7
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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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  • Didn’t really appeal to my wife and I - it appeared to be really “touristy” but not in a nice way. Lots of waiters touting for our dining business but we weren’t all that hungry so it became a bit of....  more »
  • The central market in Santiago is a must see. There are several markets in connection of each other and it’s really an experience getting lost among all the foods and produce that Chile has to offer.  more »
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  • Amazing old Seafood Market, you would have here seafood of any kind could imagine from the Pacific Ocean. Make yourself time to have lunch in any of the restaurants, you are not going to be disappointed.
  • Typical fish market with a good array of fish restaurants. Lots of selections to include South American King crab and other shell crustaceans . Market is well ventilated to eliminate the heavy fish stench. Busy afternoons till 1700, not so much in the evenings. Great fish preparation, lots of competition. Good fish prices per platter. Roving musicians.
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