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Mercado Central

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Mercado Central

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Full Day Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

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Maximize your stay in Quito during this private excursion to some of the city’s top sights, including the Mitad del Mundo, the historic city center, and Teleférico (cable car) for a comprehensive introduction to the city. Forget time-consuming public transit, instead traveling from point to point with ease in a private vehicle and experience more than you could alone in just one day.
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Robert O wrote a review Jan 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,324 contributions1,563 helpful votes
Since 1952 there is this market building in central Quito. At the time it must have been quite an improvement as the old place was not sheltered. There are eateries on the ground and first floors. Many close at 3PM. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, cheese, nuts, herbs, flowers and groceries are for sale at different sections of the building. Locals from nearby neighborhoods come here to buy daily necessities, but the vendors are very much aware of foreigners and eager to attract them. Some of the stalls in the food court have menues in English! A few vendors increase their prices when dealing with tourists. I ended up cheaper at the uptown Supermaxi with fixed prices for groceries.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mikerutherford wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada211 contributions36 helpful votes
We visited as part of a Free Walking Tour. Our guide Ivan pointed out the specific local products available in the market and their importance as export products or their place in Ecuadorean cuisine and culture.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Pat P wrote a review Oct 2019
Cork, Ireland302 contributions49 helpful votes
Not the biggest or best market you will ever see but worth a visit. If you are travelling around the region on a budget this is the place to go for your main daily meal. I ate here most days mainly as I really liked the food. As it happens it is also cheap. 2 dollars. 1 dollar for an amazing freshly made juice. Many locals go here so there is a good turnover with the food.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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sndovale wrote a review Sep 2019
Lincoln, California1,169 contributions219 helpful votes
We enjoyed seeing the variety of goods and sampled the food which was good and reasonably priced. It is not a "must" but a fun way to spend an hour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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betty l wrote a review Aug 2019
Brampton, Canada9,848 contributions701 helpful votes
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Mercado Central is a place you can buy almost anything you want from dry goods to the famous Ecuadorian roses. On the ground floor are some eateries and second floor are also eateries as well as fruits , veggies and the beautiful and famous Ecuadorian rose. Must try the Juices made from tropical fruits you could only see in Ecuador and would you believe that the long stemmed Ecuadorian rose are just $2 for a dozen.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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