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We tried there the Ecuadorian dish Corvina for lunch. The whole atmosphere at the Mercado Central is just great. We mixed up with locals around the clean stainless tables. The portion was large and we shared it as a couple. We both loved it. The...Corvina was perfectly prepared and served quickly. I can only recommend this place for a great lunch experience.More
snob locals underestimate this place, they dont want to be seen or mention " i went to mercado central for lunch "
my opinion, this place is very good , starting with underground safe parking , is a market with all this little places that...sell all kinds of dishes just like in Philadelphia, New york, L.A.
vendors trying to capture your attention offering their specialities and telling you funny things. good seasoning, value and clean.More
First of all, it's not cheap: fried fish with rice or potatoes and a small "ceviche" costs 6$. You can get a similar meal for lunch in Quito for half the price. Secondly, there is nothing special about the food. The fish was soft and...tasteless. You don't even realize it's fish. It is filling, but that's it. I have no idea why people rate it so well. I wouldn't recommend to come here. Go elsewhere for a menu del día, pay less and be more satisfied.More
While traveling through Quito the Galapagos, Don Jimmy had one of my wife's favorite meals. She loved their fried whitefish, as did I, and especially love that it was so cheap. Our two meals with a drink were around $10. We also grabbed some fruit...at another vendor while we were there.More
Really enjoyed the fish. Ate there more than once because of fish and value. Served like a restaurant in the middle of the market. Very authentic, Ecuadorian environment. Our walking tour ended at this market. Great place for lunch. Nice people. We ate there so...much, they gave us a souvenir cup! Definitely worth a visit.More
This central market was one of the cleanest that we’ve visited on our travels. Several restaurants are set up in a food-court style setting with metal picnic tables. The fried corvina from Don Jimmys was excellent and enough for two of us to share. Beware,...all the workers from the different restaurants were the same uniform and will try to sell you food/drinks from their stall. We ordered our food from Don Jimmys, but our drinks from the restaurant next door. The waitresses got into a minor verbal spat with each other which was interesting to watch. Great fish lunch for 7 bucks! We then walked (daylight) to climb the Basillica about 15 minutes away.More