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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Open air market where many local arts, crafts and delicacies can be tried.

Open air market where many local arts, crafts and delicacies can be tried.

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Chef's delight

We immensely enjoyed walking around El Mercado picking up fish, Oaxaca cheese, and fruit. It's a must if you like seeing new things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We immensely enjoyed walking around El Mercado picking up fish, Oaxaca cheese, and fruit. It's a must if you like seeing new things.

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86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not just shopping, it's an experience! Tips: -Visit on a Saturday or Wednesday morning. -Bring shopping bags, save the planet! -Stroll up and down ALL of the aisles and don't miss anything -It's a feast for your eyes so became full where you walk, the ground is a maze. -If you don't leave with fresh food or a new... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Mercado ( market) is a really cool place for everyone. Being from Canada it is not something we were use toseeing. You can get everything from seafood, meats fresh vegetables/fruits, cheeses, handcrafted items, clothes, toys flowers, etc The market is covered but open aired. Best time to go is in the morning when it is not too hot and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

An endless array of fresh fruits & vegetables, fish, poultry, air-dried meats, spices & condiments, Oaxacan coffee, chocolate, and Mescal, plus a massive number of food stands and juice bars. You can also find textiles, clothes, shoes, bags, and toys for the kids. Go in the morning when things are in full gear and plan on spending 2-3 hours at... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It is far away from everything else but it is worth visiting to see a real local market. I always go to the chocolate store right outside the Mercado to pick up coffee, hot chocolate mixes, and mole sauce. Inside the market, you can find every possible produce for very cheap.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Its a bit away from everything else, but worth it if you want to get away from the beach for a half day. The comedores in the market will give a nice local tasty lunch for a great price, and you can stroll around the market for a while after to pick up some souvenirs, t-shirts, etc.

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Cambridge
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited El Mercado on a busy Saturday morning, shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables for our ten-day stay. We bought lots of great food, including a large fillet of mahi mahi (enough for two delicious meals). We also bought a few other things, but all in all what a great experience!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

we spent 5 weeks in Puerto and shopped for our vegetables and fruit on a regular basis at the Mercado. You can find any type of fruit and vegetables under the sun and they are always fresh. We were amazed as to how much we could bye for very little money. The visit alone is very worthwhile as you will... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have been to Mercado's in Acapulco and many other places in the world this was by far the cleanest on we have been in it is very fun to seel all the little booths with there goods no need to speak allot of Spanish you can just walk around and take in the views

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2 Thank Paul C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This is what you want to experience real culture! It is an amazing place to see artisans, food, produce, clothing, jewelry and more. We loved walking around and just seeing all the different things. We also bought our produce there because it looked much better than the local supermarket. We bought hand made tortillas here as we'll and they were... More 

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