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Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez)

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Address: the corner of Flores Magon and Colon, two blocks f, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 06987123
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Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low...

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A lot of things to see.

The market building was partially closed so the vendors were largely on the streets - it didn't really seem to matter. You can find pretty much anything that you could want at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The market building was partially closed so the vendors were largely on the streets - it didn't really seem to matter. You can find pretty much anything that you could want at the market. It was fun to explore - I ended up with a cute belt as a souvenir.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here you will found many local dinners with typical Oaxacan food. It is very delicious for a very good price. You only need to speak Spanish to find a way around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a visit to try some local cuisine. I tried the mole and tamales here - would recommend getting emmoladas, they were great!

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Saint Joe, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

About everything one could ask for native to Oaxaca. Handmade crafts, food of all kinds, necessities, and a real experience to see the native people and their customs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We have been visiting in October,November,February and now in June.several to this great market it is colourful,spicy. You can do all your food shopping exotic, well displayed fruit and vegetables. Mexican crafts. Colourful clothing. Great flower display.Many food and fresh fruit drinks stalls.an area were you can buy meat, chicken all displayed. On the moment the market is partly closed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Unfortunately the Benito Juarez Market was under renovation while I was in Oaxaca in June 2016. This meant that most vendors had to set up shop on the already congested streets surrounding the market. Add the teachers protest/encampment to that and the atmosphere wasn't ideal. That being said, this market is not to be missed. The immense array of items... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

2 things you can't leave this market without trying, crickets: deep fried grasshoppers and tejate, the drink of the Zapotec gods made with corn and chocolate. Both are Oaxacan traditions and both are found in this market along with many other curious and interesting things. Another must, mezcal!! Vendors will keep offering you samples until you make up your mind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This market is full of great and bizarre things, you can walk around the market seeing all kinds of stuff, my favorite where the grasshoppers don’t miss the opportunity to taste them. You can also buy Oaxaca chees and some chocolate made from pure cacao. Then on the vegetables section you should get some “hierba santa”, it’s a plan that’s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

we visted the market its where I ate me my tameles which were excellent lots of people but worth the walk thru there and bought me a bag of hot spicy bag of chopolinas to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My wife and I stayed in Oaxaca City for 11 nights. One of our first tourist things to do was to walk down the Alcala to the Zocalo and on to the Mercado de Benito. Technically, we were there during the low season...well, I would hate to experience this during the high season. It is very busy and loud. You... More 

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