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Central Market

Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Private Guided Tour of Northern Mauritius with Shopping in Port Louis
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This bustling, lively open-air market offers a variety of goods for sale including fruit, herbs, spices and potions.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“fruit” (70 reviews)
“stall holders” (10 reviews)
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Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
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"fruit"
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"stall holders"
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"place to buy souvenirs"
in 5 reviews
"fish market"
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"covered market"
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"asking price"
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"meat section"
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"bargain hard"
in 4 reviews
"fresh vegetables"
in 6 reviews
"first floor"
in 8 reviews
"local market"
in 15 reviews
"local life"
in 4 reviews
"half the price"
in 5 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 9 reviews
"local food"
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"on display"
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"street food"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the fresh food part of the market but dis not care for the normal goods part! Everyone is trying to sell you something and is very intimidating. They also try to rip you off with they prices. We bought a dress for out...More

Thank dbeerp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were they in the evening and the place was lively. Alot of local shop and buy there groceries over here. Alot of shop selling garment and sourvenir

Thank Chitchai T
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The central market offers lots of fresh products, but I am not sure if they are really that fresh. We saw some mice running between the foods and the floors were very dirty. I would not buy fresh produce there. The variety of the clothing...More

Thank JacquesB32
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Bought good spices at good price at this shop worth trying the only traditional shop selling spices in the whole market

Thank Tagaully F
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

It is located a short distance to the waterfront in Port Louis. It is divided into two parts - a vegetable section and a fish, meat, pork and chicken section. The vegetable section: There is a variety of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits which are...More

Thank Moses P
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Our taxi driver, Banker, was so helpful and came in with us to help us haggle. Downstairs the smell of fresh vegetables and herbs is lovely and I saw several things that I had not seen in the UK, like Christophane. Upstairs are all the...More

Thank CarolGuildford
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Take a local bus to Port Louis and pop in to Central Market. Not mind blowing experience but still worth visiting. Open only at day time.

1  Thank Tuikku71
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Dirty, and your continuously harassed by sellers trying to send you to the spice stalls. This was not our first time here, but it will be our last when it comes to buying spices and tea. We did buy a large tin or Corson Vanilla...More

2  Thank Dxbtraveller_13
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Having visited Mauritius before, I was looking forward to visiting the Central Market again to do some shopping. Unfortunately our experience has been teinted by a dishonest trader: having chosen a beautiful oval, cinammon wood bowl and agreed on the price, the trader picked up...More

Thank Roberta E
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nice and colorful experience also some local buying fruits and veggies the meat and fish part was a bit creepy but also very authentic. O ideal if you wish to buy vanilla or other spices or clothes they charge T least double price than Magdeburg...More

Thank ProfessorSassaroli
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Hi, there are some limitations importing organic items to Australia. It is for fruits and that items. Whether a completely dried straw basket belongs to it I can’t give you a certain response.please check with your Airline... More
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