Central Market (Mercado Central), Santiago

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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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  • If you like fish and seafood, this is the Walhalla... There is nothing else. But there is such a variety, that you will never find again... I never saw so many spieces of mussels: from small to very.....  more
    If you like fish and seafood, this is the Walhalla... There is nothing else. But there is such a variety, that you will never find again... I never saw so many spieces of mussels: from small to very.....  more »
  • The market was run down and the aggressive touting from the seafood stall and restaurant workers were downright annoying. We spent a few months in Spain before coming to Chile. The markets in Spain.....  more
    The market was run down and the aggressive touting from the seafood stall and restaurant workers were downright annoying. We spent a few months in Spain before coming to Chile. The markets in Spain.....  more »
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  • Popular central market in Santiago. Mostly locals go here and you can find anything and everything. Prices are very low and the place may not be as pretty but it's safe for the most part.
  • An authentic market experience by rubbing shoulders with the locals. A place to try your haggling skills in Spanish.

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