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El Mercado

Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Open air market where many local arts, crafts and delicacies can be tried.
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Open air market where many local arts, crafts and delicacies can be tried.
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English first
Cambridge
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited El Mercado on a busy Saturday morning, shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables for our ten-day stay. We bought lots of great food, including a large fillet of mahi mahi (enough for two delicious meals). We also bought a few other things, but all in all what a great experience!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

we spent 5 weeks in Puerto and shopped for our vegetables and fruit on a regular basis at the Mercado. You can find any type of fruit and vegetables under the sun and they are always fresh. We were amazed as to how much we could bye for very little money. The visit alone is very worthwhile as you will... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have been to Mercado's in Acapulco and many other places in the world this was by far the cleanest on we have been in it is very fun to seel all the little booths with there goods no need to speak allot of Spanish you can just walk around and take in the views

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This is what you want to experience real culture! It is an amazing place to see artisans, food, produce, clothing, jewelry and more. We loved walking around and just seeing all the different things. We also bought our produce there because it looked much better than the local supermarket. We bought hand made tortillas here as we'll and they were... More 

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winnipeg
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Goto shop or go to look. So much variety offered by vendors. It's koto haggle here. Magnificent oaxaca ( string) cheese is the freshest In puerto - when you ask! Flowers are their best on Saturday and beautiful everyday. Go early morning or the heat will overwhelm you.

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