Dulceria de Celaya
Dulceria de Celaya
4.5
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Typical Mexican candystore full of traditions and romanticism founded on 1874.
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Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Allende • 2 min walk
  • Zócalo • 5 min walk
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Lynette M
San Juan40 contributions
Jul 2014 • Business
This artisanal candy store has been there for 114 years. Starting with the storefront showcasing all the homemade candies (don't expect brightly colored wrapped chocolates here) and ending with a small, but very quaint interior (the ceiling and the side painted panels are incredible) - the entire experience is worth the visit if you are in the Zócalo area.
If you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself to traditional Mexican candies - the fruit shaped gummies are extra special.
Written July 24, 2014
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John W
Xalapa, Mexico21 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
If you want to get a taste of upper-class Mexico in the age of the Porfiriato, go to this elegant store. If you're lucky enough to be in Mexico City around Day of the Dead, you'll see a wonderful window display here. Try a variety of the treats. They are a little more expensive than you might find elsewhere, but the atmosphere and the experience of watching the candy being boxed up are worth the price. My favorite traditional sweet is the coconut-stuffed lime peel, but there are many other delightful choices. .
Written June 28, 2012
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Jennie B
72 contributions
Mar 2018
As an English speaker who hasn’t taken Spanish since high school, I was able to get around Mexico City with my broken Spanish that mainly consisted of asking “what do you recommend” or “what is popular?” Staff would typically smile and recite the few most popular things that they sell to tourists. Great. Maybe not the most tailored to my interests, but at least I knew I was trying what the establishment is best known for.

Dulceria has a huge array of sweets and the staff offered no help in what is popular, their favorites, or anything really useful in narrowing the selection down. Given that a lot of the flavors can’t be seen just by looking at the candy - like chocolate filled with tequila - it was really difficult to know what to choose.

I ended up pretty much pointing at random to things that looked great but - let’s be honest - we’re at a candy store in Mexico City so pretty much everything looked good.

I ordered one piece of maybe five different things including chocolates, a flan, and a cinnamon twist like a churro, and they were all AMAZING.

My recommendation is to go with a Spanish speaker or to order a huge array of sweets without really knowing exactly what they are because honestly it doesn’t matter what they are, they’re all amazing.
Written March 20, 2018
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Houston31 contributions
Jun 2012 • Solo
I went out of my way to find this shop. Someone from Guanajuato had told me the cajeta from Celaya was the best in all of Guanajuato and Guanajuato is known for its cajeta. The Dulceria de Celaya doesn't have cajeta from Celaya! It has the same packaged stuff I can buy in lots of places in the States and is more expensive! The limones cocadas (coconut stuffed limes) were no better than that available in the market and were more expensive. Mind you, both were very good. The cocadas doradas were excellent. The caneladas were ok, but the little pig cookies did not meet expectations. The staff were not particularly friendly although I was very polite, speak Spanish, and was dressed appropriately. I would suggest you hit up the dulce section of a big market along with a good panaderia for something just as good (or better) at a fraction of the cost.
Written June 24, 2012
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NiniBug
London249 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Take a number when you enter this small sweet shop. Celaya produces beautifully made Mexican biscuits and sweets. I also noticed jars of artiginal Dulce de Leche stacked on the shelves.
These would be great gifts to take home. Yum!
Written December 18, 2019
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PBandJ_OZ
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
So glad we visited - a delicious array of sweets! There was not a lot of English spoken in the shop but the lady helping us was helpful with explanations and suggested options. We also tried some random items that caught our eye that ended up being amazing - everything was delicious - particularly the Gomitas - coloured sugar outers with flavored liquid centers - yum!!
Written May 28, 2018
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Cynthwandering
Seattle, WA20 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Over a century old! This is a historic candy shop that is fun both to look at and to sample. I loved the chocolate covered cherries (maraschino) and the small pastilles that had a liquid center. Delicious! Some flavors are unusual; I asked for cinnamon and got a chocolate not rolled in cinnamon sugar (which I expected) but rolled just in cinnamon itself. Definitely a strong flavor. Next time I would buy even more of the sweet stuff; it was fun to experiment. One note: I went with a Spanish speaker who helped me order and that helped as the staff were not English speaking.
Written February 22, 2018
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uday029
Bellevue, WA282 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Boy, is this place awesome. Definitely stop by to get your sugar rush. Everything in their store taste awesome. My personal favorite are their Glorias. They are the best Glorias I have ever tasted. This is one of the oldest Dulcerias in Mexico City and definitely worth a stop if you are close to Central Historic District. The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
Written September 13, 2017
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jaybird251
Seattle, WA4 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
A number of guidebooks recommend visiting so how could my sweet tooth and I resist. Among the sweets to try are the coconut stuffed limes. While they are delicious, I ended up paying US$3 for 1! Shame on me for not asking the price first, but I suspect I got the "gringo discount." You can find many of the same sweets, including the coconut-stuffed limes (said to be a favorite of Fridha Kahlo's), in the sweets market at La Merced at much more realistic prices.
Written June 27, 2016
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elodie50a
653 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
What a wonderful place !!!
It's so nice to enter that kind of place where time seems to be stopped. So good to see that kind of places still exist in this world where progress and modernity take over all mythical places.
Written February 23, 2016
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