Mercado Benito Juárez, Oaxaca

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The oldest in Oaxaca, Mercado Benito Juárez has been operating since 1893. Experience a vibrant blend of sights and aromas as you wander the maze-like rows of stalls, which sell everything from fresh produce and local delicacies to souvenirs and handicrafts. Stock up on fresh meat, fish, and vegetables, browse the stalls selling aromatic herbs and spices, or order a fruit smoothie. The market is a good place to try iconic local street snacks, such as tamales, a string cheese called "quesillo," or chapulines, spicy fried grasshoppers. To visit Mercado Benito Juárez and other attractions in Oaxaca, use our Oaxaca trip planner.
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  • Grasshoppers anyone? It they are a favored traditional snack high in protein and available everywhere in the market. Just pulled and piles of fresh fruit and vegetables (ANOTHER variety of mango?) As ...  more »
  • Typical Mexican market, found from shampoo to clothes. But the best thing is being able to eat something typical of the place. I recommend to buy chocolate and cheese from Oaxaca
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  • Go for tesajo and the other meats there. Order your meats-we got 1/2 kg of beef, pork, and chorizo for 3 of us and it was plenty!! Find a seat somewhere and then select your sides. So delicious-one of...  more »
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  • A market place where you can get your daily fruit, nuts, mezcal, clothing, and whatever else you desire. Has smells of all different kinds. Great experience all and all
  • Great place for photography and souvenirs. They have the best prices in town. I bought beautiful Rebosos for incredible prices!
  • Everything was delicious and super fresh the pan de yema my favorite and with Chocolate Mayordomo. Enjoy
  • Fascinating market, you discover new places and things with every new visit.
  • A wealth of sights and smells. A place you must visit while in Oaxaca.

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