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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My title really gives it all. You can find anything you want here, from dry goods to pigs feet. I saw the latter hanging on hooks and OMG! It made my stomach churned. I came here on a Sunday and was not very crowded. They...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Swung through for lunch after a walking tour. Can't speak to the non-food part of market but the food section works just like similar markets in Peru, Singapore etc. Just go up to whatever stall you fancy and order their food and take back to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank NeilPike
Reviewed February 28, 2019

If you want to taste fresh and inexpensive fruits and vegetables, this is the place. Two pineapples for $1.00. Roses- 2 dozen for $2.00. The food stalls downstairs are reasonable and there is a smoothie stall upstairs which makes great fresh drinks for $1.00. Be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adeleswart
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The market is nice, and in the basement there are lots of food stalls offering huge combination plates. Our Spanish is not great, but the friendliness of the stall holders and the other customers meant that this was no problem. Watch what other people are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed December 7, 2018

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
Thank travelingpoet26
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
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