Mercado 23

Mercado 23, Cancun: Address, Phone Number, Mercado 23 Reviews: 4/5

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Ahmed E
Flower Mound, TX51 contributions
Fresh fruit market in Cancun
Jul 2020
If you are a fruit lover and like to try exotic fruits then this is your destination in Cancun.
Over there you can buy all kind of fresh fruits for a cheap price.
I enjoy Cherimoya which is very expensive in US but over there you can get it much much cheaper. Also Guava and Rambutan fruits.
If you like sweet mango you can get it there as well.
Written 7 June 2021
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Rudy M
Orlando, FL186 contributions
Just okay.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Just OK. In my opinion, Mercado 28 is much better, cleaner and with more variety. I thought 23 was a little dirty. I couldn’t find anything appealing to eat there.
Written 5 June 2021
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teamsteepanddeep
San Francisco, CA758 contributions
Good food & shops
Apr 2021 • Couples
We found this market pleasant and welcoming. They have large food market with authentic and variety of choices . It also has good vegetable market. The shop owners are welcoming and not aggressively shouting at you to come in and look around. We found all our souvenirs for family & friends here . I’d recommend this over Mercado 28 any day .
Written 20 April 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Better than 28
Jan 2021
While Mercado 28 is more famous and bigger, it is also more tourist oriented (see that review).
Although only 10 min walk away, we found Mercado 23 more authentic with that local touch. You'll see much more locals here coming for their fruits and vegetables, as well meat and fish hanging in the open air. Besides that, you'll also find souvenirs and clothes on sale if you're for that.
To conclude, it's a better option than 28, but the best is to rent a car and visit such markets in small towns across Yucatan, such as Merida, Valladolid and Izamal.
Written 7 March 2021
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Wisenhar
Albany, WI22 contributions
Loved this market!
Mar 2021
We went on a Sunday and only saw three other gringos in the 2+ hours we spent wandering around. This is very much a local market. The souvenir vendors are a bit pushy, but not aggressive, especially if you say “just looking”. They understand that in English, but most don’t speak much more than that. A few enjoy practicing their English with you and are patient if your Spanish isn’t great. We ate amazing street tacos at a little stand full of locals right off the market. 4 tacos and a large glass bottle of Fanta for $4US. Amazing food! Also enjoyed shaved ice with fruit juice. Everyone was so friendly and nice! Loved this market!
Written 1 March 2021
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Kristina M
Red Deer, Canada62 contributions
Local market
Dec 2020
Nothing special. Local market. Good place to buy souvenirs. Don't see the reason to buy produce - same stuff and prices at grocery stores. We bought chicken - put away to the fridge, took it out next day - had a spoiled smell, ended up throwing it away. All the meats just hang above the counters with flies all over. We tried dried shrimps and fish - waaaay too salty. Good variety of local cheese - Panela was great. But you can buy it at any grocery store.
Written 1 January 2021
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JINXKT1
West Orange, NJ13 contributions
Murder Market
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is to the place shop for stuff to take home I meant to go to Mercado 28 but went here instead it smells and upon entry had the instant feeling I was being followed.
Written 4 September 2020
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,880 contributions
Great market but you need to speak Spanish.
Mar 2020
This is an open-air market in the downtown area that couldn’t be more different than being in the Hotel Zone (or “little Las Vegas” as I refer to it). Mercado 23 is smaller than the better-known Mercado 28 and is less geared to tourists, but there are still plenty of stalls to find souvenirs (t-shirts, key chains, sea shells etc.) and at better prices than at Mercado 28 and definitely less expensive than buying in the Hotel Zone. I bought a beautiful seashell wind chime for $5US, for example.
If you don’t speak Spanish, I wouldn’t really recommend this market, because I didn’t encounter anyone who spoke English. Besides the souvenir stands there are various food vendors and tiny places to eat if you want to try it.
I was really glad that we decided to visit here. We felt completely safe walking around here. We used our Waze GPS to find the place and found parking outside with no problem.
Written 23 March 2020
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Bruce L
Winona, MN11 contributions
Meat and vegetables
Feb 2020
Vegetables in Mexico are great tasting market has many all fresh fish and shrimp chicken and pork this a great place to shop for people staying long term flea market has everything worth a visit for all
Written 6 March 2020
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Dymas
Calgary, Canada20 contributions
This is where locals go. Not a lot of tourist stuff. But if you want to see a local market this is it
Jan 2020
No one harasses you to buy anything. It's a little hard to find. We ate at a restaurant there that was great and cheap. Bought a few trinkets. Being able to speak spanish here definitely a plus.
Written 30 January 2020
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