Mercado de Coyoacan
Mercado de Coyoacan
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Mercado de Coyoacan is one of Mexico City’s most iconic markets. It’s a massive two-story complex, with a maze of stalls selling everything from textiles, art, woven bags, fruits and vegetables, to handmade trinkets. You'll need a few hours here—there are plenty of delicious food stalls for a midday snack (like tacos and tostadas!). After having your fill of Mexican street food, stroll around the narrow alleys and watch the locals go about their day shopping for spices and groceries. Consider signing up for a tour—the market is often included as a stop on a food tour of Coyoacan. – Tripadvisor
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Neighborhood: Coyoacán
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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  • Leone S
    Brasilia, DF1,735 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vale conhecer pela riqueza e diversidade de comidas e artesanatos....e quase tudo.
    Local bem simples, com muita variedade de bancas com frutas, verduras e artesanato de todo tipo. Comprei um kimono, bolsinhas. Obs: uma água pequena custa 25 pesos. Cara d+.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • KatyJ
    Washington DC, District of Columbia283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try the babacoa
    This is my kind of place to eat. No tourists. No English menu. Real food. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish. Just sit down at a communal table, point at the menu or what someone else is eating, and enjoy! We had barbacoa, which you usually find outside the city, and it was fantastic. The market is great to walk through as well, and good if you are looking for less touristy stuff. It’s only on on a Tuesday.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Steven
    54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting spot
    This market is pretty cool. Very safe and friendly. Worth a wander about. Probably not much you’re going to buy if you aren’t a local, but there are some taco stands and such inside. Lots of produce, meat, and fish. More fun to walk around rather than plan to buy anything. But definitely go if you’re in Coyoacan.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 24, 2024
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Safe, somewhat interesting museum in the Coyoacan area of Mexico. Fairly big and has a large variety of items. Not a great place for handicrafts, however, but if you are interested in seeing how locals from this area shop, this is your place.
Written February 15, 2020
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jd3sai
Houston, TX405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Definitely go here! Basic Spanish will help your experience, but even my parents were still able to enjoy it without speaking any.

Had tacos at one of the stalls, so gooood. If you are veg, you have to choose whether or not to eat here because they don't clean their grills after every dish they cook.

Lots of stalls to walk around! It's very close to Frida Kahlo's house.
-There are no ATM's inside, so grab cash from elsewhere before getting here. We had to walk about 3 or 4 blocks before we found a bank.
Written July 28, 2022
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Steven
54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This market is pretty cool. Very safe and friendly. Worth a wander about. Probably not much you’re going to buy if you aren’t a local, but there are some taco stands and such inside. Lots of produce, meat, and fish. More fun to walk around rather than plan to buy anything. But definitely go if you’re in Coyoacan.
Written January 24, 2024
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Lauren P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I absolutely loved this market and I am trying to back today. I could get lost in here for hours. So fun and lots of nooks and crannies. I 100% got lost and circled around several times. Treats, treasures, toys, clothing, food, flowers, everything you could think of! Bring home dulceria for your family and friends!
Written March 12, 2023
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KatyJ
Washington DC, DC283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is my kind of place to eat. No tourists. No English menu. Real food. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish. Just sit down at a communal table, point at the menu or what someone else is eating, and enjoy! We had barbacoa, which you usually find outside the city, and it was fantastic. The market is great to walk through as well, and good if you are looking for less touristy stuff. It’s only on on a Tuesday.
Written October 31, 2023
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SaraLinDC
Washington DC, DC65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Early on a Sunday afternoon (2pm-ish) we took a taxi (<$10) from our airbnb in Condesa down to the Jardin Centenario in Coyoacan (not really a garden, more like a square - this is where the Mercado shows up on the TA map - but the actual market itself is a couple blocks further north, but you can start at the Jardin Centenario and explore the whole area!). You definitely don't have to get up early to enjoy the whole Coyoacan Sunday experience - arriving anytime between noon and 2 will work well depending on how long you want to stay (we stayed till 10pm!).

It was a lovely day and we enjoyed walking first around the plaza (eating nieve, looking at the coyote fountain and listening to the harmonipans). We then cut across Plaza Hidalgo and walked by the street vendors selling artisan handicrafts on Av. Miguel Hidalgo (pro tip: keep an eye out for Ana Laura, who sells the artisan amate-style wares from her family back in Xalitla). Then you can either cut up Ignacio Allende or Aguayo to head north towards the market - there are plenty of food and handicraft vendors along both sides of the street. When you get to the corner of Malintzin and Ignacio Allende, you'll have the Parque Allende on the NW corner of the intersection and the Mercado de Coyoacan on the NE corner. Lots of vendors set up in the Parque Allende on Sunday afternoons - but be sure not to miss the salsa dancing (a much older crowd, 60+) - so much fun to watch and join in! You can head back across the street to the Mercado (the food - restaurants/fruit - is set up in the south section of the market and the goods - including baskets and handicrafts - are on the north side). Have lunch in the market at one of the restaurants inside - we ate tacos and they were amazingly delicious. I also bought a bunch of fruit to enjoy. If I lived here, I'd go every weekend for the fruit alone.

After you're done in the market, swing by the salsa scene again (why not?) and grab a coffee at Cafe El Jarocho (on the corner of Ignacio Allende and Cuauhtemoc) - it's the best hot chocolate/coffee I had in the DF - no standing, just get the line and have your cash ready.

It may be getting dark, but no worries - the streets will still be packed and you'll want to keep enjoying the festive atmosphere. Stroll back down Aguayo past all the food stores (including the churros places, and the Coyocan location of el Tizoncito). If you still have any room left in your stomach, consider having dinner at Los Danzantes on the south side of the Jardin Centenario. This is a great Oaxacan restaurant (the only other location is in Oaxaca), they do a great job with mezcal tastings and the flavors were delicious. We only had appetizers, dessert and mezcal - but it was well worth it. If you can't manage to eat another bite, have a drink at the Corazon de Maguey - the bar (same owner as Los Danzantes) on the north side of the jardin. After dinner, we walked around some more (still plenty of action happening at 8pm), then took a taxi back to Condesa.

This is a big city, so be as cautious as you would be anywhere - but having said that I felt 100% safe the entire time.
Written December 16, 2015
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Ella811
San Fernando, CA133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Nice City.. I actually went for the tostadas that everyone ranted & raved about. Not happening, unless you like your food sitting out & for who knows how long.. But We did find another little hidden gem, with a great family.. that makes you feel like you are the #1 guest at the table. It doesn't feel like he gets enough recognition.. but if you pay this man a visit.. he will make you feel like family. The service great, food amazing & fresh & everything everyone ordered after us looked Amazing! Mostly seafood.. but the cocktails, fish with white rice & salad.. Omg! I will visit again. I just can't say enough
Written March 12, 2018
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datamath
Mexico City, Mexico71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This market is located close to the center of Coyoacán. It is an interesting place to visit if you want to learn about how Mexicans eat and shop on their everyday lives. You will find all kinds of sellers, from those who only supply vegetables and fruits, to full-fledged restaurants that have been built inside the premises of the market. You will also find nice crafts to buy if you want to take some traditional things as gifts.
Written March 8, 2018
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Marco P
Los Angeles, CA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Not matter if you are Mexican or not, here is the very best feel of Mexico, while you walk, you can enjoy a scoop of ice cream (with/without the cream) at the Tepoznieves shop , or even better, you can go to the locals around to test a flavor of every part of Mexico. there are coffe shops, restaurants, museums, gardens, church and of course is the best place to follow the path to Frida Khalo's blue house.

There is safety all around and also there is parking lots, you can enjoy spectacles from local street artist and enjoy the kiosk with some Jazz, or Mariachi, or even some other events you might enjoy.

Please, if you come to MX City, which new names is CDMX (Ciudad de Mexico) this is the spot you cannot miss.

This is the for me the most lovely place to walk alone,with friends, with family, ETC.
Written July 11, 2017
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3,026 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
I came here for food, the other parts market are usual nothing special to get but food is what brought me to market so i liked food tostados
Written May 2, 2021
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