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not very touristic

You may find cheap food and fruits, but it is too big and not very touristic. If you are looking... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
saboreandocr
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San Jose, Costa Rica
This place is crowded but good prices

You can get anythig in this market, they sell pretty cheap dogs and goat, chicken and fish, all you... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
bryanmantezoni
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Houston, Texas
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Feb 23, 2019
“not very touristic”
2 weeks ago
“Over sized Market filled with dollar store plastic toys and the animals are in horrible conditions”
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This indoor market offers a number of interesting items, including voodoo dolls.
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Mexico City, Mexico
Merced Balbuena
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited due to an article in conde nast. It was supposed to be a witchy kind of market. There were a few vendors selling incense and voodoo dolls but most of the vendors were selling things you would find in Five Below or the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

You may find cheap food and fruits, but it is too big and not very touristic. If you are looking for something in specific is a must to know which section to visit or you will lose your day just walking and walking through the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I wish I had read these reviews before we made the mammoth effort to walk there through some pretty dodgy streets. This place was recommended in Lonely Planet as an esoteric market and quirky place to go. We did not feel safe staying long and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jo R
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Nothing interesting really there, unless you're interested in herbal medecines, in which case you can talk for hours comparing notes with customers patronizing these places. Try the Moringa seed - for some reason people think that if something is bitter it must be good for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OrangeRambler
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Mercados are great, colorful and packed with interesting items. This one falls short. Mostly junk and trinkets although there are areas of herbs and incense, but for the most part it's a waste of time.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

I visited this market last week. This market is just a few minutes away from the la Merced market. I have to point out that these markets are not in a touristy neighborhood. If you chose to walk to the market you will find yourself...More

Date of experience: March 2018
10  Thank 75dominics
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Not much different than any other market unless you are into Halloween supplies. I would not waste my time. We found a few items to purchase but they are just trinkets that could have been found in other places.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed May 10, 2017

As far as I can tell, there is no good reason for a tourist to visit Mercado Sonora, or the adjoining Mercado Merced. The warren of narrow aisles and the constant pedestrian rush discourage browsing or lingering. But there's not much to see anyway. There's...More

Date of experience: February 2017
6  Thank at456
Reviewed November 15, 2016

You can get anythig in this market, they sell pretty cheap dogs and goat, chicken and fish, all you need for your dog at cheap prices,,,,example= I was going to buy a dog carrier (very fancy looking) which cost me $460 pesos in the centro...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican markets, but the Sonora is not the biggest nor the best in Mexico City. However, my grandson and I went there to visit the witchcraft section. As a market goes, I would only give it a 3 star rating. But, the witchcraft...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Grousedoctor
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Megan M
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Response from atlantaandtheworld | Reviewed this property |
You can see them fixing and doing some weird stuff, on different locations inside of the market, while some others are only selling stuff, I don't think that anyone in there are computer wiz , or even an iPhone users, if you... More
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