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This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local vendors selling foods and arts and crafts.
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Lazaro Cardenas 2305, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Intrigue" because of what this market represents; nothing like what you will see in most tourist destinations. It is everything that others have described, and more. "Suspicion" because of some of the negative comments. Personally I would say this place is no different than other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tagesausflugler
Reviewed August 21, 2018

My husband and two teenage granddaughter went to Mercado de Abastos after asking 3 Oaxacans if it was safe to visit, they all said the same thing "don't wear jewlery, don't display your cellphone, watch your wallet" and "its safe to visit". This is what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alma N
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The market covers about 13 hectares, both covered and open, and is a great experience, especially on a Saturday morning, but the rush of people can be intimidating for the first time visitor. I go there every week when in Oaxaca.to buy my vegetables, fruit,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank bailard
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I'm a 70 year old woman, and I will be going to Centro de Abastos tomorrow for some regular shopping, and some wonderful empanadas. I go all the time. I usually get a bit lost, as it is huge, but that is the fun of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JoanneBee
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We have wandered through many markets throughout the world but we have never felt so uncomfortable as we did the afternoon we visited this market. We felt eyes on us all the time and had to avoid single people following us. It was dark and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank HarryOz
Reviewed January 19, 2018

This market is fantastic — every variety of fruit, vegetable and protein (bugs! lots of bugs!!) you could imagine. Plus, shoes, cookware, household items, ceramics, textiles, tarps... you name it. I picked up six of the seven Oaxaca moles to take home with me. (I'm...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank scolgin
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

One of the best birria I’ve ever had. I had the goat one and it’s my fav but my gf had the beef one since she likes it crispier. And the hand made tortillas, I can’t go to any other place to have it. Also...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jmkliur
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Amazing array of everything. My favorite was the place in the center of the permanent food market that makes mole all day. Excellent barbacoa of goat stew for lunch

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rosdail
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We only got thru about 1/10 of the market but found things we had not seen anywhere else for better prices. My boyfriend found great huaraches for about 280 pesos and the selection was staggering. They have everything here from live chickens to plastic wear...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank suzannelbrock
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

When last in Oaxaca 12 years ago, the Juarez Mercado was much more centered towards produce, etc. with less tacky tourist stuff. No catering to tourists at Abastos. It is a wonderful gigantic maze of all the stuff of local life. Great for food, chocolate,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank copperstategal
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