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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...

Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.

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Great place to shop for local food and souvenirs

This is a great place to find local food, spices, mezcal or souvenirs. Prices for mezcal seem to be higher than in other places. For food it's even better to go to Mercado 20... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
faluchustaczek
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to find local food, spices, mezcal or souvenirs. Prices for mezcal seem to be higher than in other places. For food it's even better to go to Mercado 20 Noviembre, just across the street

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the more orderly (and more touristy) markets you'll find in Oaxaca, but it's still very much worth visiting. It is a great place to eat lunch, but don't be lured in by the first food vendor that beckons you to their counter. Take a walk around, see what food looks good on people's plates, take note... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were expecting more from this market after reading the TripAdvisor's reviews. Unless you have never seen a Mexican or LatinoAmerican market, then there is nothing really special about this one. A nice stroll, but just an average market.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loud, jumbled, crowded and fun. Very typical developing country central market. Actually the adjacent huge "food court" market was more interesting with some great local dishes.

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Foster City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mercado is a must see, you will find plenty of crickets, moles, exotic fruits and arts. We enjoyed the most inexpensive and delicious meal there of grilled meats, a lady with the homemade tortillas will walk by and another with the garnishes like salsas, avocados, grilled onions-all sold separately.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean market with everything from whole chickens (head and feet included) to wonderful leather products. Just a great place to wander around in. I'm claustrophobic and had no problem in this market. Enough room to move around.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At least is worth of it a visit, if you are not as brave of having lunch there. I did it and ask if it was hot they say ¨poquito´and as mexican cried a bit, ask for grasshoppers with guacamole, it is a must and take thousands of pictures for your Instagram

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not leave Oaxaca without visiting this market! It is really an eye opener into the Oaxacan culture. Stop at the stalls, try the food, have a drink and wonder around... This is not a market for tourists, but the real thing!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The market is great to visit, shop and eat. There is a whole section of mezcal and they give you samples. Also bread, cheese, flavored water, local art crafts, and lots of food.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful souvenirs, great juice bars, a few beautiful food stalls but mostly shopping for souvenirs here. A must stop in Oaxaca. You will find something here to take home as a gift.

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