Mercado Central
Mercado Central
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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  • andy j
    Gillingham, United Kingdom1,347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Lunch spot
    We had been to the market About ten am to check out the fantastic fish stalls . Then after our Cadiz bike tour we asked the tour lady for lunch recommendations and she came up trumps Back to the market and the outside area surrounding the fish market had turned into a vibrant clash of pop up food stall The etiquette is to grab a table if you can find one , buy your drinks from the stall that owns the table then wander round and buy your food and eat at the table So many food stall vibrant seafood paella Mexican sandwiches to many to mention and all on small plates so great for tasting and cheap !!! Plate of paella and black rice 6 euro pint of Estella Galicia 2 euro 50 we wiled away two hours drinking , people watching and eating mostly Spanish locals and very busy great atmosphere .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Animated Food Market
    A very animated food market near the center of the old city. Lots of food stalls; the fruits and vegetables were especially enticing. And there are many casual places to eat the fresh food surrounding the market.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • permia
    61,733 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunchtime atmosphere
    Arriving at lunchtime it was heaving with people, so probably best time to appreciate it fully. Stalls selling healthy fresh food were winding down, but all the eating outlets were in full flow. So availed of some of these for a memorable lunch.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Steven M
    Rome, Italy2,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if you are in cadiz
    Great place, fresh food. Restaurants anf baars are fair in pricing and quality is really good. I took every day 5 oysters which cost 10€ and the guy gave me every time 1 for free. Try the bars around one sangrio cost 3-4 euroes. Ther is also a very big carefour on one side of the market.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2024
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Steven M
Rome, Italy2,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great place, fresh food. Restaurants anf baars are fair in pricing and quality is really good.
I took every day 5 oysters which cost 10€ and the guy gave me every time 1 for free.
Try the bars around one sangrio cost 3-4 euroes.
Ther is also a very big carefour on one side of the market.
Written 9 May 2024
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Ian W
Edinburgh, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Set in an old Roman ruined surroundings, forget the food selling central area and concentrate on the food and drink stalls surrounding the innards. Great atmsphere and stalls with all kinds of food and drink - They inexplicably close early so go at lunchtime/early afternoon. This location shoots itself in the foot by closing so early What a money spinner it could be.
Written 1 May 2024
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Market visits are a must in all the cities I visit and this Mercado didn’t disappoint. Great selection of fish and seafood and plenty of ready to eat options as well.
Written 6 April 2024
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Catherine H
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great place for amazing food and terrific ambience. Loved it all, especially Lady Papa - the spirals were fantastic , as were the bravas.
Written 30 March 2024
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permia
Ireland61,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Arriving at lunchtime it was heaving with people, so probably best time to appreciate it fully.

Stalls selling healthy fresh food were winding down, but all the eating outlets were in full flow. So availed of some of these for a memorable lunch.
Written 16 March 2024
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Betty W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We loved the market! Great food and interesting places around it to have a coffee... and sunbathe! Lovely!
Written 27 December 2023
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Redflyer99
San Francisco, CA73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is small market and prices are not that cheap is you are a tourist. It had some interesting veggies, fruits and of course the seafood.
Written 24 November 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A very animated food market near the center of the old city. Lots of food stalls; the fruits and vegetables were especially enticing. And there are many casual places to eat the fresh food surrounding the market.
Written 25 September 2023
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USN_Seabee_Wife
Chehalis, WA593 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited on 11 Sept and were very disappointed that so many of the merchants were not open. We were really looking forward to seeing more food choices.
Written 11 September 2023
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OnAir43655151458
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Some place were to buy fish and fruits at reasonably prices and also small street food places to buy a sandwich and natural fruits juice
Written 30 August 2023
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