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Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez)
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Owner description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.
Reviewed December 19, 2013

the market has plenty to offer, from chicken feet over mole to textiles as well as mezcal and tequila to vegtables and fruits. Running around circles and trying to find a good bargain there.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you are a meat lover, do not miss having lunch at one of the many meat stalls in the meat alley in the Benito Juarez market. You pick out what kind of meats you want, everything is on display, and they’ll bbq it right there. I recommend the chorizo…so tasty. The tripe, however, was a little too salty. After you order your meats, you can go to the vegetable stall and you can order the vegetable and they’ll grill those for you too. Then after you sit down, another person, will bring by a tray of sides for you to select to go with your meats, i.e. salsa, guacamole, nopales. Just follow your nose to the meat alley…you and your stomach will be very happy.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and I visited this market one morning as part of a cooking class taught by Pilar Cabrera. It was busy but not as large or crowded as the market east of the Zocalo. There was a huge variety of fresh, local produce, including many things unknown to us. So, very interesting and worthwhile.

Thank LiamandOonah
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have been to many markets around the world and this is one of the best - diverse and colorful. There is everything from food (meat, veggies, grasshoppers, worm salt, cheese, mezcal, mole paste and chocolate) to all kinds of tourist ware. You can find rugs, embroidered clothes, pottery, masks, painted wood figurines, etc. The folks here are not pushy, they are polite and respectful. Bargaining is the norm, but don't feel intimidated, you don't have to be an expert.
The market is located a couple of blocks away from the main catherdral square.
It is cleaner than most markets and does not smell. There are public restrooms available for a small fee (surprisingly clean).

Thank MidwestWanderer
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The market is filled with everything you can imagine - food, spices, toys, clothing, baskets, snack shops, shoes, bags, etc. etc. It is a warren of narrow alleyways with stores on all sides. Allow plenty of time, have a good map of the surrounding streets in case you come out in a different location than you went it. Carry little and keep it close in the crowds. Be careful if you eat anything. Bargain - or not, everything is very inexpensive. Go with a small group and stay together!

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