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Lots of different food to try and random souvenirs can be purchased here too. Would recommend if in... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
MichaelJT19
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South Yarra, Australia
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Big Market, Center of Town. Go there.

You definitely need to check-out this market and the surrounding neighborhood when you're in town... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
cagreeneggz
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Petaluma, California
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

A great selection of fruit, veg and fish. Flowers were also really wonderful. The people were very helpful and gracious. I got 2 nice sunglass cases that were a special Oaxacan type of weaving. They filleted 2 red snapper for us that we bbq'd and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Great place to experience authentic Mexican traditional foods and restaurants. Also, fantastic place to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and spices. We usually visited the market a minimum of once a week. The venders re always friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Having been to other markets, I found this one disappointing although large. Great selection of fruits, vegetables, meats, etc, but the rest was of poor quality for the most part. Found nothing to purchase except the amazing fresh fruit and vegetables.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Lots of different food to try and random souvenirs can be purchased here too. Would recommend if in area

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichaelJT19
Reviewed December 17, 2018

One of the better markets in Mexico. Lots of fresh fish and vegetables. Bring a big mercardo bag when you go.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Just as you finish climbing up the initial stairs to enter the market you are hit with the full display of amazing fresh cut flowers, the sweet smell of fresh guava, herbs and chilies that make your taste buds tingle just by seeing them... Then,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Do not expect a full on mercado. Buncha restos and aisles of repetitive bolsas, shirts and trinkets from China. Not one of the great mercados as in Merida (Leon) or in CDMX. Not worth the time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed January 16, 2018

You definitely need to check-out this market and the surrounding neighborhood when you're in town. If you are lucky, you will taste some amazing tamales, some crunchy grasshoppers and some killer mole. Those of you who have kitchens and like to cook have zero excuses....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

The market has basically food, clothing, daily essentials ans souvenirs. I recommend souvenirs. If you want a Puerto Escondido t-shirt "El Mercado is the spot to buy"

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Located in el centro this is a large number of stalls under a corrugated , or actually two roofs. There are dozens of stalls with seating to consume some local cuisine, many locals enjoying their meals. The market is clean and although as Canadians we...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from 256,190 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you would like more information on the Mercado or on Puerto Escondido in general. There is only a population of around 60 thousand so it is much smaller than the other destinations that you mentioned. Speaking... More
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