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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  • This market is very clean and I found it easy to navigate. There is a big section with food and another section with goods (including artisan products). There are a couple of mezcal sellers in here th...  more »
  • It is a very picturesque place in which you can buy from food to clothing. The prices are higher than in other shops. He likes markets should visit it.
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  • Technically, I think the Benito Juarez market is the main market, but there are 3 different markets together here, so I'll review all. The main market is a large typical Mexican market with everything...  more »
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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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