Mercado Central Annex
The Mercado Central Annex is less touristy than Mercado Central, and is crowded with butchers, fishmongers and informal counters dishing...
Though josefinos mainly do their shopping at chain supermarkets, San José’s crowded indoor markets retain an old-world feel. This is...
The Mercado Borbón is more focused on produce, though it sells a bit of everything. (Be aware: the streets get sketchy around the Borbón.)
Teatro Melico Salazar
The restored 1920s theater has regular fine-arts performances, including music, theater, ballet and other dance.
Helados de Sorbetera
Head to the main market for dessert at Helados de Sorbetera , a century-old local favorite that serves up fresh sorbet and...
Mercado Central Annex · interesting places nearby
Mariscos Poseidon information
This is a narrow, blue-and-yellow seafood joint run by the congenial Doris in the central market’s northern annex, just off Av 1. The ceviche mixto appetizer (fish, shrimp and octopus marinated in lime juice) is tasty and cheap, as are the generous portions of seafood-studded rice.