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Mercato del Capo

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Mercato del Capo

364 Reviews
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Nov 2020
United Kingdom4060 contributions7903 helpful votes
There are several traditional markets in Palermo. We went to both Capo and Vucciria but if I had limited time and had to choose, I’d pick Capo. It was larger, more lively, more interesting and had a greater range of more appealing street food. For those who care to look there’s a lot of interesting foodstuffs here. Herbs, spices, olives, live lobsters, small sharks and giant octopus. Best of all are the huge swordfish. Stallholders tie the swords with ropes, lashing them to a railing so that the heads are raised up and the blades are on full display. We watched fishmongers expertly slice through the flesh of these giant fish with cleavers, then carry away the massive heads in both arms. We browsed the colourful mountains of local fruit and veg and tasted Sicilian street food (although I drew the line at the spleen sandwich). What you see here is a real working street market, not the sort where you find endless, plastic tourist tat and copy sunglasses, copy handbags etc. Fruit stalls are made out of upended crates and people have worked here for generations. We noticed that we were never pestered or pressured to buy. You can just wander and look. However, if you are buying street food, I’d recommend checking the price before you order. We picked out several things from the cart and then sat to eat them but when the bill arrived, it was quite expensive. As we hadn’t checked prices when ordering, I suspect they may have been jacked up accordingly. The thing I liked most was that in the middle of the market, behind awnings and fruit crates is an old Baroque church, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione. It seemed so unexpected and incongruous to have a church in the midst of the market but of course it’s perfectly normal in Palermo and that’s part of the charm. GETTING THERE: From Teatro Massimo, it took less than 5 min to walk there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
7 Helpful votes
Ahj wrote a review Jul 2020
Audley, United Kingdom10 contributions10 helpful votes
An absolute must see! A cacophony of colours and smells! We went for lunch and enjoyed wonderful Street food.
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Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Christine Venizelou wrote a review Feb 2020
Athens, Greece187 contributions82 helpful votes
Running the length of Via Sant'Agostino, Capo's street market is a seething mass of colourful activity during the day, with vendors peddling fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese and household goods of every description.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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ANB67 wrote a review Nov 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom31 contributions20 helpful votes
Tiny little market with some areas of "fresh food". Stall outside Sit and mancia were especially bad with luke warm food, warmed up in a microwave (before your eyes). €7 for 2 meatballs and 2 small aubergine snacks. Worth a walk at best but do not think the food here is good, you are better off on the main streets!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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stevesol6718 wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York477 contributions230 helpful votes
This market is filled with all kinds of food, products and stands with products to taste. You can get a fresh squeezed pomegranate juice for one or two euros...delicious. There are all kinds of pastas, sauces toppings and other local products. We bought a pistachio sauce that we cannot wait to serve at home. Lots of fresh fish and vegetables that are so unfamiliar, but look great. You can sit and have a light bite, or just sample as you walk. This is a fun thing to experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
3 Helpful votes
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