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Mercado Central

San Pablo, Chile
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  • Mercado Central
    Liza Prado
    5 Jun 30, 2014

    I love public markets and this is one of the best I've been to--a gorgeous mish mash of fruit and vegetable vendors, fishmongers, and simple restaurants serving classic Chilean eats. It's located inside a pretty 19th century building too.

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    Katie Worth
    4 Jun 28, 2014

    This is a great place to buy fish, and not a bad place to eat, although the restaurants feel a little tourist-trappy, mostly because the waitstaff so aggressively try to get you to choose their restaurant. But you can't find a better place to buy fresh, cheap fish for home cooking in Santiago.

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  • Mercado Central
    Samantha Melendez
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    5 Jun 27, 2014

    sopa de mariscos ❤

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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Seafood for miles and miles here and I love it! Wait! I don't eat seafood, but still loved my visit to the Mercardo. There are plenty of places to grab a bite of lunch and chat with the locals.

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    5 May 27, 2013
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    Nanda Lacerda
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    4 Nov 05, 2012

    Santiago's Central Market is the place with the highest concentration of dining options that sell typical dishes of the region. Its facilities can enjoy various dishes from the sea area or rivers, from the hands of the best cooks in the metropolitan area.

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    4 Feb 02, 2014
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    4 Feb 02, 2014
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    Paula Bonnet
    3 Jul 08, 2014

    Chile is famous for its amazing seafood and the Mercado Central may be one of the best places to try some. Although its a little bit on the expensive side, it definetely deserves a visit if you consider yourself a foodie. The market was inaugurated in 1872 and its cast-iron roof is also an amazing sight for architecture fans.

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    Hele Gopar
    5 Nov 01, 2012

    going to the colourful market for supplies to your journey is a great idea. Lovely time there knowing all kinds of exotic awesome food!

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Aug 15, 2012

    If you're looking for fresh seafood, this is the place. The Mercado Central is composed of restaurants and retail stalls selling primarily seafood products. The structure itself was built and put together in Glasgow, Scotland. Then it was broken down piece-by-piece, shipped to Santiago, and reassembled in there in 1872.

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  • Mercado Central
    Fabi Capra
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    It's a nice market, but became really touristic, the restaurants there are so expensive. When they see you are not from Chile, the people from the restaurants try to push you and convince you to eat in their restaurant. I don't really like it, but still a really good place to eat seafood.
    I found one restaurant that had a good price and the seafood was really good, so you should look around the market before choosing a place.

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  • Mercado Central
    Vitor Peçanha
    2 Jul 04, 2012

    This is not a traditional market anymore. The middle section is nothing but a few fancy (and expensive) restaurants for tourists with promoters that won't stop bothering you. I was really disappointed.

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  • Mercado Central
    Willy A. Suys
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    4 Jul 08, 2012

    toutes les saveurs du Chili

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    4 Jun 26, 2012
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    4 Dec 05, 2011
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    4 Sep 24, 2011
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    Denise Legey
    3 Sep 19, 2012
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    4 Jul 31, 2013
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    Apartmente luxury
    5 May 21, 2014

    a tan solo 15 minutos caminando desde el apartamento

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4.0 out of 5
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The Mercado Central has been providing Santiago with fresh fish since the 1860s, a history you can smell long before you enter the building. In the center of the market are dozens of stalls selling every fresh type of fish and shellfish Chile's long coast has to offer. Across the Mapocho River is the Mercado's sister market, the Vega Central, where you can find fruits, vegetables and meat. ... read more

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Aliases: Central Market Santiago