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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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This open air market boasts the largest offerings of fresh fruit and meat...

This open air market boasts the largest offerings of fresh fruit and meat on the west coast.

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Like most open markets, this one is full of butcher shops, vegetable stands, and groceries stands. It's a nice place to sort your fresh food, for veggies and fruits are "ripe for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cata G
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most open markets, this one is full of butcher shops, vegetable stands, and groceries stands. It's a nice place to sort your fresh food, for veggies and fruits are "ripe for the picking"!

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Woodland, CA
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159 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The mercado is always a stop for us when in Mazatlan. Just recognize that there are street people mingling around watching gringos. Keep you wallet in a secure place and have pesos in your pocket so you can pay without flashing the cash in your wallet. For clothing, visit the family run business just inside gate 8 to the right.((la... More 

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Thank Bill F
Stony Plain
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We always go to the market when in Mazatlan. Since we stay in a house while we are here (& have cooking facilities) we have purchased chickens at the market. We roasted them & they were delicious. The chicken is different looking because they are corn fed hence the yellow skin. Of course we also purchase fruit & veggies. The... More 

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Thank debcarson
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

You owe it to yourself to go see the market. See how it looks and since you most likely won't buy any meat, look at the fruit they have. We went when the mangos were out of season, but they still had dried mangoes that seem like they have sugar added, they are so sweet. No sugar added! They also... More 

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Thank TxBrazo
Roseville, California
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466 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This huge market is a real experience. Our friendly Pulmonia driver took us there, and waited for us to do some shopping. He helped me find some decent cigars. The market is the central part of the city. Riding in a Pulmonia was only way to get there. For a few extra pesos, he took us to a discount liquor... More 

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2 Thank Newsboymac
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

To get a true insight into the food and lifestyle in Mazatlan, then you should see the mercado. There is so much to buy. But my most favorite is the juice bar that is on along the outside of the market, facing the street. There you can get any kind of juice freshly squeezed right in front of you. Probably... More 

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1 Thank Elena P
Mazatlan, Mexico
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is the main local market for produce and meats and the best and cheapest place for them in Mazatlan. There is also a side of this market for souvenirs and tourist things and don't miss out on eating some cheap but good meals on the 2nd floor.

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1 Thank Hostel_FunkyMonkey
Mazatlan, Mexico
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great place to shop for bargains, and don't miss the restaurants on the second floor at the west end, where you can get a delicious lunch for 50 pesos (less than $3 US).

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Thank Michael P
Manitoba
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We wanted to go to the organic farmers market that is only there on Saturday but not having been there before, we realized after that we were at the wrong place. Fruits and vegetables were cheap. Watch out for rats. Some of the vendors are very pushy. But it definitely was an experience to see where the locals shop.

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Thank 1boyds-lover
Vancouver Island, Canada
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I've been to so many markets that I admit I'm getting picky. If you're a gringo as we are, then don't come here with your heart set on finding designer clothes or unique art. The magic in this place is that it gives you a glimpse of everyday shopping for Mexican Mazatlaners, from leather belts to pigs' heads. There's an... More 

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