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Mercado de San Juan

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Address: Calle de Ernesto Pugibet No. 21, Mexico City, Mexico
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Visit one of the great markets in Mexico City

If you want to visit one of the great traditional Mexican markets on your visit to Mexico City this is the one you should see. It's where the chefs of all the best restaurants in... read more

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Nanticoke, Maryland Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to visit one of the great traditional Mexican markets on your visit to Mexico City this is the one you should see. It's where the chefs of all the best restaurants in the city shop. The fish and meats are the freshest you'll find anywhere. If you want a wide range of hard to find foods from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The market is absolutely full of colour and amazing. We tasted an amazing tuna sashimi sliced, it was a very nice experience and I recommend it

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as part of a food tour and separately to buy some fruit and vegetables. The sellers are friendly and helpful, many offered us samples of their fruit before we bought as well as samples of fruit we had never seen before. The food is fresh and tasty. You can also buy meats, salsas, fish, cheese, even edible... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a traditional Mexican market with above average quality and also more expensive than other markets. You can find almost everything with exceptional quality. All kinds of meat, fish, poultry, cheeses, vegetables and fruits. Ask for the home made sausages. They also have a great variety of Asian ingredients due to their proximity to Chinatown.

Thank MTorre
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This closes at 5pm so make sure you get to it in time, ideally mid day or so. We arrived late but enough stalls were open for us to great photo opportunities you can't get back home. Dead animals being sold included scorpions (some still alive), beetles, worms, deer, baby pigs, large ducks, fish, cows, etc. Also colorful stalls full... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this market located not far from the historical centre. It is bustling with fruit, meat, fish and many eateries where the locals were sitting eating. The outside is in a horrible shape with the facade being redone. However it is quite bright and clean on the inside.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Inside this market is probably the best coffee in Mexico City: Café Triana. Plus, you get the chance to see a local market with all of Mexico's different ingredients, meats, spices, foods, etc. Go!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I just love this food market. We went on Sunday at 11 am and wasn't that busy so have the time to explore around. We have our own fisherman, Mr. Sergio at El Puerto de Santander, we have been going with him since long time ago and its a guarantee of fresh products. You must bring cash, no credit/debit cards... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This market is absolutely amazing and the people are so friendly, it is a foodie dream come true and the prices compared to the US is fantastic. Lots of fresh produce, meats and fish and lots of cheeses and cured meats to be sampled. It can be crowded and may be a culture shock for some people but it just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

huge selection of freshly butchered Meat, freshly caught seafood, vegetables of all types, deli stalls, snacks....... unbelievable! We were here for almost two hours, walking the aisles, in complete awe. We had insanely good tapas, with a glass of red Spanish wine for a few pesos. Great place for a snack, and shopping for unusual seasonings, condiments, etc

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This beautiful park was once the playground for the wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander around admiring the charming gardens and the sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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