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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
Tasty and affordable meals

Our walking tour ended at this food market and we were happy with these meal options at great... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
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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

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

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.

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

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

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

1  Thank Silke D
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

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

1  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the most organised market I've ever visited in central and South America. The produce is beautifully fresh and cheap. Head there if you're in need of some greens!

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We stopped for handmade juice drinks on the second level while on a walking tour. Very delicious, no digestive problems to follow for either of us. Area is well-maintained. There are also inexpensive places to eat on the ground floor.

Thank Cynthia C
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