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A place the locals go.

It's all here, two floors, not sanitized, stalls of brightly colored produce, of raw dripping meat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great place to eat

This is an interesting market located on the fringe of the historic district. It is a particularly... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
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Av. Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's all here, two floors, not sanitized, stalls of brightly colored produce, of raw dripping meat, and various sundry products. Couple dozen food stalls, including whole roasted, smiling pigs. Not a lot of English spoken here. Had a plate of the roast big, most delicious,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Tourists complain about this place saying it´s not that interesting but it´s a local Market for locals where they sell and buy their goods. If you want to taste a local breakfast and eat things " quiteños " eat in their breakfast go there. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This "market" is about 70% food court and 30% market. The market portion is fairly uninteresting especially if you've been to large covered food markets in Europe or even other locations in Latin America such as Mexico City. There a few butcher stands, some veggie...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MalickNdieng
Reviewed August 28, 2018

After hearing, for years, about this site, I finally had the opportunity to visit Ecuador. And, of course, my first stop, after arriving in Quito, was the "Mercado Central". There, I sat by the "Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy" stand, where I ordered my fare...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pablo G
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Very cheap eats here. Had a huge plate of food with a juice/smoothie for $2. Was delicious. I would highly recommend. A good amount of locals here as well. Great spot to pick up some food to-go as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Oh how I love a market! This one reminded me of so many of the Central American markets we have visited. Lots of stands selling prepared foods, meats, and fruits and vegetables. Unique to Quito were stands selling every type of potato you can imagine....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pcmasuedu
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Came here with a free walking tour and realized it would be a great place to get lunch. I’m a vegetarian and was able to find vegetarian llapingachos for $2.50, and there were also multiple stalls selling locros de papa. I also had a jugo...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shannon C
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

During my 3 day stay in Quito this place became my go to place for a cheap lunch. They serve delicious local dishes for only 2-2.5$. You must try the traditional naranjilla fruit shake, it's only 1.25$. The only problem I had with this place...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 662silked
Reviewed February 18, 2018

This is an interesting market located on the fringe of the historic district. It is a particularly good place to eat lunch. There is a food court spread over two levels that offers many varieties of dishes and soups and lots of good drinks. It...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Our walking tour ended at this food market and we were happy with these meal options at great prices. They had vegetarian plates for about usd 2.50 and with meat about 3.50. Additionally they serve tasty juices for usd 1 which are filling as well....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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