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A nice pause while meandering through Centro Historico

For local markets it's not bad, but Mercado San Roque dwarfs the place, and go well before noon... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2015
Iquitos, Peru
Underwhelming, but Good Food Stalls

I was a little underwhelmed by this market. I love visiting similar style markets around the world... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2015
Marc U
New York City, New York, USA
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been coming to Ecuador for 4 years and always enjoy visiting the Mercado Central in the Centro Historico - we have been fortunate enough to rent apartments for our stays in Quito and shopping at this market is great fun, wonderful food and...More

1  Thank Jean L
Reviewed June 28, 2015

For local markets it's not bad, but Mercado San Roque dwarfs the place, and go well before noon when all the stalls are active. However my favorite is Mercado Santa Clara which was a 10-minute walk from the house I lived in for 5 months....More

Thank kmalivuk
Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate here twice for lunch and enjoyed the locra de papas for $2 each. It's vegeterian and very very good. Don't forget to try a fresh fruit juice- warning, they are sweet with lots of added sugar. The market also has a floral section,...More

1  Thank NoApprovalBlog
Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate here twice for lunch and had the Locro De Papa both times. For $2 it's a very tasty vegetarian soup with potatoes, cheese and avocado. Yum! You can also enjoy a variety of fresh fruit juices- but beware they are also packed full...More

1  Thank lschaul
Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was a little underwhelmed by this market. I love visiting similar style markets around the world, but this one felt like a slight letdown. Maybe it was the design of the buildings, the lack of large crowds, or produce itself. It does have everything...More

Thank Marc U
Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is your typical South American market where you can buy fruits and veggies. You can also eat lunch there quite cheaply. For example, llapingachos cost $2.50 (standard for Ecuador). Juices are fresh and delicious, and a cup costs $1. I recommend naranjilla mixed with...More

Thank Katryna F
Reviewed April 29, 2015

Every time I go to Quito, I have lunch here. The Corvina (Sea Bass) is fantastic, and for about $6, you get a big fried chunk of it, ceviche, slaw, fries .. and probably something else that I am forgetting. Really really wonderful. There's a...More

1  Thank goodmigrations
Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is on life support, surrounded as it is nowadays by a modern metropolis. Half the stands inside are shuttered, including one with a shaming sign that it was closed for failure to pay the rent. Probably be a Wal-Mart here before you know...More

Thank novato1953
Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have read the reviews, and am awed by the remarks that some people make about other peoples crusine. I just eat at the market central and I was amazed at the choice of Ecuadorian food to pick from for lunch. My wife and I...More

Thank Ralph L. S
Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a very interesting place. If you stay for a while pick up some fruit at the market upstairs. If not try some of thier food. I had a wonderful super sweet fruit drink with my sea bass. For $5.00 you got a large...More

1  Thank Samantha W
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