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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (18)
- Mercado CentralNov 07, 2013
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.
- Mercado CentralOct 25, 2013
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.
- Mercado CentralMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jul 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.
- Mercado CentralMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 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.
- Mercado CentralMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 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.
- Mercado CentralJul 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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Aliases: Central Market Santiago