La Merced, Mexico City

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  • Should have done my research -much of the market was closed as it was Good Friday (and in a 'Catholic' country). However there were some stalls open -great fro fresh chillies and avocados for example....  more »
  • La Merced is one of the biggest markets in the world. Spanning 53 city blocks, it has sections for household trinkets, foods (groceries and cooked things), pirated DVDs, and more, including the darker...  more »
  • No words . Went with a local so that was super helpful for sure . Amazing place and buzzing . One can find just about anything here. From veggies to fruits to piñatas to ladles on and on and on . Amaz...  more »
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  • You’ve got to visit this indoor market if you’re in Mexico City. Latin America is famous for its covered markets, which usually have stalls selling local food. This particular market contains seemingly everything from mole sauces to food stalls to fresh fruit juice (only 25 pesos) to clothing to vegetables to pinatas. It is connected to other indoor markets nearby, which is why the area seems so vast. (February 2018)
  • Abundance in spades. Unless you've been here before, I doubt that you've ever seen so much fresh food under one roof. It's endless in every direction. And it's exhilarating to see everyone in action. Mounds of vegetables and fruits and catus and chilies, usually artfully arranged, bombard you as you navigate the very narrow pathways between rows of stalls
  • Welcome to free wheeling, small scale capitalism in a crowded, noisy assault on the senses that encompasses blocks. Locals have their favorite vendors for a desired product, but first timers really have to give themselves over to the idea that you never know what you might run into around the next jam packed corner. Not a place to be carting around hefty packs or valuables.
  • What an experience!!! A highlight of our trip. Loved the tacos with fries and the Suadero tacos we had. If you’re not there with a native do a tour with Eat Mexico. It’s well worth it.
  • Amazing place. Disclaimer: everyone I talked to told me not to go cuz I'll get mugged in there. That said, as you will see in my pix, it is very narrow in there which is ideal for pick pockets. Don't be too flashy and hid your valuables in your socks. Now to the market, it is section after section after section of everything under the sun. I love the candy section and fruits and vegetables. I recommend it but be careful of your belongings.
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