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Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market

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Housed in a stunning example of eclectic industrial architecture, the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo — nicknamed the Mercadão — has thousands of food items on offer, literally from soup to nuts. Lush tropical and temperate fruits from every season...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000, Brazil
+55 11 3313 3365
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All reviews mortadella sandwich fruit bacalao sandwiches cod fish fresh food free samples second floor pastry buy something all kinds be careful upper floor lunch time for sale interesting place nice place to visit
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Reviewed today

The specialty sandwich, shown in the photo, only served at the SãoPaulo Central Market, together with the incredible pastrami sandwiches of New York, is one of the best in the world! It is a real meal! If you order it with cheese in the middle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pedro C
Reviewed today

Amazing market. All sorts of foods served. My preferred option is the pasteis de bacalhau (cod empanadas) and de muqueca (sea food empanadas) but there are also other options. As a market it has all sorts of spices, fruit, veg, etc. A must.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steven09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend spending some time strolling through the market. Wonderful way to acquaint yourself with local customs and culture. Incredible aromas and sights .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 782marilyna
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place to find and wander around, to taste some fruits, some meat, some fish, and enjoy the local life. Fruits are amazing in colors and taste.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philippe C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The market is very interesting, colorful with all the exotic fruits and spices, and meats. The fruit there is very expensive though. They offer fruit, try to get that only and not buy, they might pressure you to buy,. the mortadella sandwich is the best,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debbie s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting market in São Paulo. They sell spices/produce/meat and serve mortadella sandwiches for the most part. The sandwich is worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank viaggiatoredodici
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical fruit and food market everyone trying to get your business. Nice to see when in Sao Paulo. It's very busy at times and area around it is very busy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamiea490
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like Mercadão and definitely recommend the mortadela sandwich, but some of the fruit stands are basically a scam, they offer you a piece of fruit, pressure you to buy, give you a price which you expect is for entire pack and in the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ivolucio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And overpriced restaurants. Stick to mortadella for a safe bet. A few meat counters are of superb quality. Some interesting fruits-a new grape- black sapphire - was tasty. I just love markets!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brasilboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mercadao is a place full of Brazilian smells and flavors. Among several fruits, nuts, drinks, juices and meats from local and distant providers you will be able to try a different experience in the heart of the most urban Brazilian city. You cannot miss garapa...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 283suellenr
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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old
center, full of history and landmarks with stories to
tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal
Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the
crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals
on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in
this area include the Post Office Building, Luz
Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic
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Response from 709aishaw | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Larabertelli | Reviewed this property |
yes it´s open on Sunday too!!