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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  • There is so much to see in this market, so many flavors, colors, items...and the good thing is that as a foreigner they let you just stroll around without getting hassled in any way. Thanks folks!  more »
  • While very large and somewhat overwhelming, perhaps somewhat inauthentic for some items, nevertheless, a must. Although the signs say it opens at 8 AM, things don't really get underway til about 10.  more »
  • Was already arranged before entering the market, because I thought I was going to be just as many (somewhat old and dirty), but surely it is surprised by the cleanliness and modernity, but above all by the night life of this place, there are many typical food shops inside and l you surroundings, there is a section of the market where you can buy meat per kilo, roasting it you and you can eat it there himself. A market very different from what we are accustomed.
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  • I love this atmosphere of a large open market. There are deals to be had for sure. I would recommend you check all the shops for prices as they do vary by quite a lot. The textiles, food, cheese, coffee and chocolate are all local. Bring good footwear as you will be walking quite a bit.
  • Great market with few tourists. Loads of fresh veggies. Lovely friendly people. Just love Mexico.
  • If you are looking for some real Oaxaca food This place offers tons Totally traditional I encourage to visit whenever you get a chance.
  • Awesome market for all things Oaxaca!! Really wonderful variety of huipils and other hand crafted goods. The shoes selection is great too!
  • One place for everything, Good traditional fresh food, beverages and souvenirs at reasonable prices.
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