Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM

Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM

Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Our tour guide presented Mercado Agricola Montevideo (MAM)  to us as a place to do some shopping and use a restroom before we went on to our next stop.

Bad tour guide.

This is one of Montevideo's largest agricultural markets, and it is the last of the city's iron-built markets -- the others being Mercado de la Abundancia in the city center and  Mercado del Puerto in Cuidad Vieja (see my review, "See it on foot or by tour van"). MAM's beautiful ironwork makes for nice atmosphere and some good photos.

Construction of this market began in 1906. It opened in 1913 and has been expanded twice, in 1929 and in 1945. It was declared a National Historic Monument in 1999.

Today, this seems less a farmer's market and more of indoor mall with shops and restaurants. It's still fun, though, to see the fruits and vegetables, local handicrafts, ice cream shops and restaurants cooking meat as it revolves around hot coals.  
Written April 9, 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Was a fabulous bunch of restaurants with any kind of meat imaginable grilling over hot wood coals. We struggled trying to decide where to eat as each spot looked better than the next! First world problem, I know.
Also lots and lots of souvenir shops and other kinds of eye candy.
Definitely worth a stroll around.
Written March 20, 2020
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HappyCanadian13
Charlottetown, PEI755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
More food court/restaurant than mercado. Lots of options to choose from some of the restaurants have second storey seating. We ate at Mastra Craft Brewery ( on the right as you enter). Took advantage of their chivito (steak sandwich) and beverage special (two orders for app $15 Cdn). Spend some time visiting the mercado especially if you look taking photos!
Written March 23, 2020
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is an historic market in Montevideo that was renovated about 10 years ago. The outside retains the historic charm but the inside is a shopping area that could be just about anyplace in the world. There is some local food and produce and the prices seem reasonable.
Written February 8, 2024
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Charl0tte2012
Charlotte, NC342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I found best price for souvenirs here. There is a little stand that sells them. A good place to buy fresh fruit and there are restaurants. It is a small market but it has a little bit of everything.
Written March 2, 2020
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KMP151515
Brisbane, Australia455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Came here around mid afternoon and had a fantastic steak with salad at one of the less pretentious places called Don Garcia. The steak was excellent, personal attention given to how we would like it, very friendly people, and then a couple of musos dropped by…. What more could you want?
Written January 15, 2023
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Shan C
Toronto, Canada1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The restaurant we ate at was very good, was expecting a little bit more but was definitely worth going too. We had a delicious lunch and was nice to check out a few local items. A nice craft beer bar too.
Written May 17, 2019
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sydblackwell
Atlantida, Uruguay72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
The newly opened Mercado Agricola de Montevideo (José L. Terra 2220) is a delightful addition to Montevideo. This building, in an historic barrio of Montevideo, is a market featuring fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and fish, cheeses, a wide variety of special foods, arts, cafés, restaurants, food court, and much more. The building is huge with soaring steel spans supporting a roof sheathed in wood on the inside. The stalls and shops are tasteful and functional; the walking aisles are wide. Even parking immediately adjacent to the building is adequate. MAM is everything it should be.

We went today, mostly to see this new addition. We don´t live in Montevideo, so it is an outing. Sadly it is too far to visit for regular shopping. We bought fruits and vegetables, all very competitively priced. We also bought some bottles of a favourite wine that was on sale in one shop. And, we also had a beer.

The beer was not just any old beer, but was just one of ten different on-tap offerings at Chopería Mastra. Mastra make crafted artisan beers ("cerveza artesanal"). There are some bottled offerings too. However, today, I had to pick from one of these ten: Belgian Blond Ale, Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Strong Golden Ale, IPA, Amber Ale, Del Mercado, Scottish Ale, American Stout, or Malta. Wow!

I chose Del Mercado, which was an amber beer flavoured with apples and cinnamon. It smells of cinnamon ("aroma fuerte a canela"). I have never tasted anything like this. I liked it. Just nine more visits to Mercado Agricola de Montevideo (or maybe less if I have an extra beer each time) and I will have to write another report, just on these beers.

Go to MAM.
Written August 8, 2013
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
This olde refurbished marketplace allows you to step back in time as you pass through the Iron and Glass. Todays use is probably very different than 100 years ago but still supplies foods unique and common, restaurants, open shops. Come for a coffee or local items. Witness The Metal work as you enter and once inside. Gaze up to see the Clock above.
Written September 26, 2014
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Diane W
Broadway, NC187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
I thought this farmers market would be something like the weekly street markets we have in the Montevideo neighborhoods. Maybe that's why I waited for over a year to go to the Mercado Agricola. I was taken completely by surprise. The fruits and vegetables are a minor part of the attraction of this upscale market. The restored structure alone is worth the trip to this part of town. The steel and wood work is magnificent; I had to walk around and look at everything twice concentrating the first time on the shops and the second time on the architecture. My husband and I enjoyed the craft beer at Mastro, had fun choosing what kind of candy to buy from the huge, well-displayed selection at Fini, and enjoyed a gyro from Barbaros. If you need to stock up on gluten-free products, there's a health food store. If you're looking for a specific kind of tea, there are three different shops that specialize. If you're into hydroponic gardening, there's a shop for that. Handicrafts, chocolate, wine, and children's gifts are also in the mix. This is a place to have fun and shop. We visited in the early afternoon at lunch time, but it also looks like it would be a great place to be any time!
Written August 23, 2013
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