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Mercado Hildago

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Address: Blvd Taboada & Av Independencia, Tijuana, Mexico
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+52 664 684 0485
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Traditional Mexican Market in Untraditional Tijuana

This market is a wonderful place to spend an hour in the morning, lunchtime or afternoon to escape the bland concrete of the city. You will see shops selling housewares for making... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is a wonderful place to spend an hour in the morning, lunchtime or afternoon to escape the bland concrete of the city. You will see shops selling housewares for making a wide array of Mexican meals. But above and beyond that, the colorful mosaic of fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, spices and traditional sweets is fascinating. There are... More 

Thank Chiquitita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very authentic market full of local and non local shoppers. Lots of gift ideas and huge selections of candy. If you go in hungry, you may buy more than you need ;)

1 Thank Daniel P
San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This mercado is mainly a food market. It's always great to see how the locals shop and what's for sale. There are so many different types of chilies and moles, for example, and lots of other things I didn't even recognize. Mexicans must really like sweets because there are lots of shops selling sweets. I was there a few days... More 

2 Thank maringfro
Dover, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This market seemed best for chilis, fruit cakes, and bulk food items. They had honey, (and bees at one place!), one place had leather shoes and belts but they did not have jewelry or nice handicrafts in general. They had very cheap items but mostly fruits and vegetables and practical items like you use in a restaurant for processing food.... More 

1 Thank Tina H
Stockton, CA
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was very disappointed the first time we went here. We were next door waiting for a dentist so thought it would be good shopping. But fresh fruits and vegtables, mounds of spices, chilis, candies and all things for cooking was not what I was looking for. Even pharmacies and restaurants. And you really had to watch where you walked,... More 

Thank evenyl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great place where locals shop for fresh produce, spices, herbs, souvenirs, piñatas, nuts, beans, teas... You name it. It was such a great place to visit during short stay in Tijuana. Will definitely come back when in area!

Thank Bcosic
Tijuana, Mexico
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Mercado Hidalgo is historic in Tijuana, there is little chapel on the second floor of the constructions on the middle, sometimes there is people singing in the middle of the parking, they put a certain vibe to the place! There is great food, you can find food from Oaxaca, second floor has a cool new restaurant, can find typical mexican... More 

Thank Kalevay
Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Wide choice of fresh fruits, veggies, spices, piñatas, meats, candies. You can also find pans and cooking materials.

Thank Julius H
Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A great place to go shop .. wonder and experience real local stuff.. Artifacts,,, local wares and food ingredients ... you can be comfortable there as a local or as a tourist or cook looking at latino ingredients for special food and spices

Thank trvpearson
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

A local market where you get food, groceries and a lot of other stuff, especially Mexican candy in several dulcerias. You can stroll the market and take in all the wonderful smells and sights. This is not a tourist-make-believe place but the real thing. A short ride with a colectivo from the city center and very close to CECUT

Thank Not Y

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