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.
Mercado Benito Juárez reviews
Outside the market is very bustling with lots of sellers however inside is organized and well layed out,I enjoyed ceviche here and elote and coffee ice cream. more »
Very bustling market where you can buy literally everything. I bought my dog some leashes, a harness, a collar, Oaxacan cheese to bring home, and I only wish that I had a place I could could’ve... more »
This is a non-food market with many different handcraft stores. Handcrafts are not always original, but it's still better to acquire them here than in other "generic" workshops. Great place to buy coffee ;)
This mercado has lots of great food options for extremely affordable prices. People were very friendly without being too pushy. Lots of merchandise available as well. Although I didn't buy much, my friends and family were likely bringing back the economy to the Oaxacan people. Each of my friends and family came to Oaxaca with one suitcase, but left Oaxaca with two full suitcases each.
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