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Mercado Central

Av. Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Cheap Eats

Very cheap eats here. Had a huge plate of food with a juice/smoothie for $2. Was delicious. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Curtez151
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Oh how I love a market! This one reminded me of so many of the Central American markets we have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pcmasuedu
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Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“juice” (16 reviews)
“food market” (3 reviews)
“fried corvina” (2 reviews)
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Av. Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Having visited markets in SE Asia, visiting Mercado Central was a cleaner, though perhaps smaller, version of what I had experienced. Step away from the tourist spots and get a feel for the real Quito. From the flower to fruit to meat vendors, you will...More

1  Thank NV_Travelers_77
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

As you wander through Old Town Quito, Mercado Central is not to be missed. Its a real market and a fascinating collection of vendors ranging from natural heals, to butchers, to vegetable stalls and most anything else you can imagine. Two of our group were...More

1  Thank Escapeseeker2
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