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Address: Lazaro Cardenas 2305, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local...

This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local vendors selling foods and arts and crafts.

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Tuesday market day at Abastos

It is a HUGE market, with portions of it indigenous from the Sierras bringing in fresh eggs, mushrooms that you´ve never seen before, seeds of all kinds, fresh herbs, just pulled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a HUGE market, with portions of it indigenous from the Sierras bringing in fresh eggs, mushrooms that you´ve never seen before, seeds of all kinds, fresh herbs, just pulled from the ground......you buy in quantity here and I must add, quality, as well.....for 2 of us, (we live here) we spend less than $20 U.S. for a week... More 

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Bainbridge Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Go slow, give yourself plenty of time, leave valuables home, eat at one of the comedors, bargain! You can find almost ANYTHING at this expansive mercado on the west side of the city...don' miss it.

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Redlands, Ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were warned about pick pockets. I hid my wallet in my camera bag and my wife clutched her purse. What she hadn't counted on was someone grabbing the pocket camera that was wrapped around her risk, breaking the strap, and running away. She gave chase, but to no avail, and no one bothered to try to stop the thief.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The market would have been more interesting for me with a guide, and in fact I found out about a guide later... Too late for this trip but maybe next time. (I am posting his photo & you can contact me if you want info. Gerardo Pinelo teaches cooking classes in English with his mother, and he is a certified... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This was our first Oaxaca stop on a Saturday. Some quality finds hidden amongst the Chinese merchandise. Ate octopus at a stall. Octopus was tender & sweet, but the sweetened cocktail sauce was bit much. We prefer Juarez Mmercado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

best place to interact with real Oaxaca people, and buy spices and leather accessories and food.....

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

A great market to get a sense of the city, it's people and food. We were warned of pickpockets but didn't experience any troubles. Went with a local chef who talked us through a lot of interesting ingredients. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

- This is a big markets with lots of fake goods ranging from brands like Toms, Nike, Addidas & etc. Prices are relatively cheap. There are food stalls but didnt look very hygiene to me. Didnt eat at the market. - The internet says that Saturday would be the busy time of the week but it didnt seem at all... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you want to know culture of a community, you should start a the market. this place connects the 7 regions of the state, in form of mole, chapulines, grass hoppers, mezcal, and any sort of goods that you can not imagine easily. A must visit in Mexico, no doubt. Enjoy and buen provecho.. .do not miss the chocolaterias grinders.... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This market consists of many shops( 50 or more ) offering the freshest produce, meats, cheeses. It also has a great leather shop with a large selection of boots and shoes and more at very reasonable prices. Also has a shop that sells some of the best seasoning's, nuts, dried fruit and so much more. Don't miss this market.

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