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Big Market, Center of Town. Go there.

You definitely need to check-out this market and the surrounding neighborhood when you're in town... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Petaluma, California
Food and souvenirs

The market has basically food, clothing, daily essentials ans souvenirs. I recommend souvenirs... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Astrid A
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Open air market where many local arts, crafts and delicacies can be tried.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“textiles” (2 reviews)
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You definitely need to check-out this market and the surrounding neighborhood when you're in town. If you are lucky, you will taste some amazing tamales, some crunchy grasshoppers and some killer mole. Those of you who have kitchens and like to cook have zero excuses....More

Thank cagreeneggz
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The market has basically food, clothing, daily essentials ans souvenirs. I recommend souvenirs. If you want a Puerto Escondido t-shirt "El Mercado is the spot to buy"

1  Thank Astrid A
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Located in el centro this is a large number of stalls under a corrugated , or actually two roofs. There are dozens of stalls with seating to consume some local cuisine, many locals enjoying their meals. The market is clean and although as Canadians we...More

2  Thank Terry E
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We visited this bustling Oaxacan market with Gina Machorro whose knowledge and contacts are superb. She first gave us the proper local way to visit by putting us aboard a local collectivo, a unique experience all in itself. Gina, a wonderful local guide, took us...More

2  Thank Fidel47
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is the place to see how true shopping malls function. Give at least an hour to wander over all of the stalls to watch the action, see what everyone is selling and even make a few purchases (bring pesos). The place is a treasure...More

Thank SEG665
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to walk around and enjoy the entire experience. It is a true local mercado so appreciate even the unknown. I tasted Chapulín ( grasshopper) today for the first time. Crunchy, spicy, salty & apparently a delicacy & very high protein. Go to...More

2  Thank Canadiangals604
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We immensely enjoyed walking around El Mercado picking up fish, Oaxaca cheese, and fruit. It's a must if you like seeing new things.

Thank measurably
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It's not just shopping, it's an experience! Tips: -Visit on a Saturday or Wednesday morning. -Bring shopping bags, save the planet! -Stroll up and down ALL of the aisles and don't miss anything -It's a feast for your eyes so became full where you walk,...More

3  Thank ShaneSellsSeashells
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The Mercado ( market) is a really cool place for everyone. Being from Canada it is not something we were use toseeing. You can get everything from seafood, meats fresh vegetables/fruits, cheeses, handcrafted items, clothes, toys flowers, etc The market is covered but open aired....More

Thank SHEAMUSToronto
Reviewed 30 January 2016

An endless array of fresh fruits & vegetables, fish, poultry, air-dried meats, spices & condiments, Oaxacan coffee, chocolate, and Mescal, plus a massive number of food stands and juice bars. You can also find textiles, clothes, shoes, bags, and toys for the kids. Go in...More

1  Thank MMann22
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