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Address: Street 56A, between Streets 67 and 69, Merida, Mexico

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A real Mexican market

One of the highlights of our trip was going through the mercado. A tightly packed collection of hundreds of stalls and small restaurants crowded with people buying everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Winnipeg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip was going through the mercado. A tightly packed collection of hundreds of stalls and small restaurants crowded with people buying everything from shoes and cookware to fruits, pets, fresh meats and seafood. Perhaps not for the faintest of heart (carcasses etc. in the butcher shops), this market is a great place to step... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The main city market, Lucas de Galvez Market, was crowded, dirty, beautiful, and fascinating. Every section had an extensive number of stalls and every section felt different from the last. Tropical fruits, fresh fish and ceviche stands, vegetables, chiles galore, sauces, seasonings, tortilla makers, the stands filled with pumpkin seasonings and sauces, achiote, recados, and all kinds of dead animals... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The walk to the market was horrible. Went there through the main square/cathedral and ended up with an hours lasting headache because of all the exhaust fumes inhaled. Advise: take a cab. Once there the fruit and veggie section is nice, nice choice and quality. Deeper in you find pets (puppies, baby rabbits, all kinds of birds...) which are kept... More 

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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I want to the big market just to walk around and take a look. Once you are there you notice it's a lot bigger that what you might think. It's narrow ways leading through the market and it's easy to get lost. There are plenty of places to get cheap food haircuts souvenirs or whatever you want. I really liked... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

So, there all sorts of ways to shop in Merida these days, but I wanted to see a more traditional venue. This is it! It is very crowded on weekends and it's a maze of narrow corridors and halls . Everyone was friendly. The fruit and produce selection is amazing. There are spices, meats and utensils as well. It is... More 

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Seattle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We spent time at this market complex on two different occasions. It really hums with activity, particularly on the weekends. Highlights for us included the fish market, where you can enjoy a fresh seafood cocktail or watch fish mongers clean and display incredibly fresh fish brought in from Progresso and Celestun each day, and aisle after aisle of...well, everything from... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this market almost by accident. We came across an alley with plenty of people coming & going so we decided to check it out. We entered the fish market first. The stench was overwhelming at first but we were intrigued by all of the fresh fish & sea creatures on display. We then transitioned into the fruit,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We parked in a public lot for the day and walked toward the market. The neighborhood is full of stores selling every kind of merchandise and as we got closer it seemed more dense. Very dense marketplace consisting of stalls carrying every type of product and grocery from dried chilies and beans to just slaughtered chickens to shoes to live... 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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