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“A nice respite from the resort restaurants”
Review of El Merkado

El Merkado
Price range: $5 - $24
Description: El Merkado is a trendy concept that explores the best of Mexico’s culinary offer in a unique environment that meets the latest advances in technology with ancestral Mexican gastronomy. Paired with a European influenced architecture that merges with authentic Mexican colors, shapes, and flavors. Located at Koral Center in the Tourist Corridor between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
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Description: El Merkado is a trendy concept that explores the best of Mexico’s culinary offer in a unique environment that meets the latest advances in technology with ancestral Mexican gastronomy. Paired with a European influenced architecture that merges with authentic Mexican colors, shapes, and flavors. Located at Koral Center in the Tourist Corridor between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Unfortunately, did not find this gem until we were on our way to SJD airport. This food hall has a handful of different options, all very reasonably priced. You will see more locals than tourists here. We decided on the Italian, pizza and pasta restaurant and our lunch was multiple times better than the pasta dinner we had the night before at Solaz Los Cabos - La Deriva...at a fraction of the price. This place is a gem, check it out!

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1  Thank thaipham
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Many food types offered Plenty of security around. Prices were low compared to the high rent area. Many Westin vacationers go here as a relief to some of the resort pricing.

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This stand is wonderful! The açaí bowl is delicious. The salmon toast was also excellent. The owner is friendly and the food was fresh. Would highly recommend breakfast here.

1  Thank 618chandrap
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Located on the tourist corridor (another excuse to venture outside the resorts), this building that looks like a barn but the inside setting is kinda like a public market is the perfect place for a wonderful gourmet evening. Plenty of options with high standards plus entertainment (live music or movie night or something) and also special events.

Latest addition is a micro brewery that offers a little tour into "how to brew" and also an explanation with pairing beer & food.

Please go try the "Tlayudas" which is a traditional dish from the southern estate of Oaxaca... is kinda like a huge charcoal toasted tortilla topped with a cream of black beans, lots of oaxaca cheese; protein (beef, pork saussage, or marinated pork meat), and vegetables like cabbage, tomatoes and radish... and obviously a delicious selection of homemade salsas (green, red & black).

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1  Thank AlaxShong
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Adrian_Gzz_Espino, Director Comercial at El Merkado, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We are thrilled to read about your experience at El Merkado. We are very happy that you like it. Thank you for your overwhelm review and it would be a pleasure for us to have the opportunity to see you again soon. Tlayudas are the best you are right!

¡Hasta pronto AlaxShong!

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We were very happy to see this place when driving back to our hotel. We loved the place. A lot of choices for food. From drinks at “The Office” deserts, Mexican, Pizza, burgers, sandwiches. Very cool building with two floors to explore. We chose Big Tony. I had the “Big Tony” it was an Outstanding burger. Huge patty of beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese, a 1/2 of an avocado, bacon. It was delicious and reasonably priced. We only wish we would have found this place earlier in our trip!

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Adrian_Gzz_Espino, Gerente at El Merkado, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Dear Raider8484

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your time at El Merkado! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Big Tony burger is a MUST!

Looking forward to have you back.

¡Hasta Luego!

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