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Mercado Principal

Av. Las Americas, Merida 5101, Venezuela
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Ranked #5 of 67 Restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Venezuelan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Curitiba, PR
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Pretty cute market. There are a lot of local souvenirs and local art. The food in the restaurants are cheap and good. I ate a lasagna ( not very venezuelan ) but still good. Merida in general is a small and beautiful town.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You can find typical instruments, hammocks, sweets and BlackBerry wines in here. Among lots and lots of stores, there is one that offers product made from local designers... A must ! On another note, breakfast is really good. Grab a bite from kitchens 5 or 6 (my humble opinion).. The cochino frito breakfast is really good!

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Barcelona, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It use to be a popular mercado. Is not anymore a venezuelan marquet all and all. The majority of the estall bilong to colombians with cheep satuf. If you loo for food you better go to the other market. Still you can find nice popular products. Spend time and u'll find them

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Merida, Venezuela
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We found it hard to find a nice place to eat during our two week stay in Merida. Even with the cozy setting that could sometimes be found the food tended to be uninteresting. We didn't try any upscale options. Mercado Principal had food that was both good and cheap. You could get the same dish as in a restaurant... More 

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Beijing, China
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577 reviews 577 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Be sure to try the levanton andino - an odd alcoholic mix of lots of weird ingredients. The 2nd floor restaurants are a good place to get tasty trout (specialty of Merida). Souvenirs are nothing to write home about, but snacks (Catalina, Dulces de guayaba/platano, home made liquors) are great to buy here.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Much of the stuff to buy here was your basic touristy knickknacks and junk. But the place was huge and it was so interesting to see everything! I loved walking through the place and looking at the goods, especially were they sell spices and a bunch of really interesting fruits/vegetables. Also all the places that sell liquor will give you... More 

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new york city
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We ate breakfast, DESAYUNO, upstairs and was very good. Lunch, could have been better. Store sales people very helpful and friendly. Returned twice to purchase items as they were less expensive than on the street.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you're a local tourist, it would be good. But there's nothing special for foreign tourists, since it's just a market. Maybe you ca buy some souvenirs, and you can buy a blueberry wine (it has a good taste).

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Lots of different things, typical of markets in different countries.

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Address: Av. Las Americas, Merida 5101, Venezuela
Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Andean Region  >  Merida
Cuisine: Venezuelan

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