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Mercado Lucas de Galvez

Calle 56, between 65 and 67, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 21 shopping in Merida
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: The Mercado Lucas de Galvez is huge, it is fascinating, it is so culturally rich that  it is not a stretch to say it should be on any visitor's "must... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This place should not be missed if you like sampling what the locals eat rather than pigging out on burgers with large groups of tourists. Amazing plates of ceviche. Seriously tasty tacos. Try the squid in ink tacos! We also bought some really tasty mangoes from one of the street vendors. Felt very safe there as everyone is extremely friendly... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We are market people and like nothing better than discovering local ingredients. This is a very large, very local market you really shouldn't miss. We discovered fruits we'd never heard of and the best and freshest salbutes (they would be called turkey gorditas in Texas) a local specialty in Merida. Bought some annato paste for cochinita pibil and a baseball... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I admit, I like big busy market places. This one did not disappoint: lots of places to eat, meat market, fruits and vegetables, spices, clothing, leather, and much more. Though the place was busy it felt safe, and the vendors were friendly. We found a few good bargains in the process, too. If I were living in Merida this would... More

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We didn't find this until the final day in Merida and so wish we had started here. It's huge and almost all indoors. We found fish, beef, poultry, vegetables, fruit, animals, shoes, religious paraphernalia, hardware, medicinals and more. It's not exactly obvious where it is--it's at about 56 and 65 south of the main plaza. I somehow was envisioning it... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is really a must-see when you're in Merida. We've travelled through Mexico for a couple of weeks and this was one of the bigger and better Mercados we've seen. There's lots of food options. Some stalls, counters and quite a bunch of sit-down places. We had lunch at a place with some outside seats even. Some pork skirt steak... More

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

It's one of several mercados inte immediate neighborhood and, although, there are a few visitors, it is definitely ofr locals. Food, clothing, jewelry, you name it. Most of the stall-keepers are welcoming and, if you smile as you raise your camera, you can get some great photos of people and their products.

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nanoose bay, bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Especially if you come from a strictly Americanized country, you need to visit the city of Merida's major mercado. Quite unlike anything I have certainly ever seen!! A must do if you have time. Be warned though, it is a large maze, sometimes a little smelly, and I would recommend wearing closed toe shoes and not flip-flops as it can... More

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