Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez), Oaxaca

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The oldest in Oaxaca, Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez) 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez) by using our Oaxaca tourist route planner.
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  • We stayed in Oaxaca for 3 nights and we came here during the day and night every day. We loved it. You must come here to east, shop and then repeat several times. The food halls are the best in the co...  more »
  • There are T-shirts and crafts geared toward tourists, but also veggies,fried grasshoppers, cheese, toys, sweets, coffee, things that Oaxacanoes buy. In the adjacent market to the south, stalls of smok...  more »
  • A great place to try some real local cuisine such as mole negro con pollo, chicken with chocolate spicy sauce, or chillies stuffed with cheese, yum.