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Mercado de Abastos

Lazaro Cardenas 2305, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local vendors selling foods and arts and crafts.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good8%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“huge market” (4 reviews)
“mole” (4 reviews)
“oaxaca city” (2 reviews)
Lazaro Cardenas 2305, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best birria I’ve ever had. I had the goat one and it’s my fav but my gf had the beef one since she likes it crispier. And the hand made tortillas, I can’t go to any other place to have it. Also...More

Thank Jmkliur
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing array of everything. My favorite was the place in the center of the permanent food market that makes mole all day. Excellent barbacoa of goat stew for lunch

Thank rosdail
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We only got thru about 1/10 of the market but found things we had not seen anywhere else for better prices. My boyfriend found great huaraches for about 280 pesos and the selection was staggering. They have everything here from live chickens to plastic wear...More

Thank suzannelbrock
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

When last in Oaxaca 12 years ago, the Juarez Mercado was much more centered towards produce, etc. with less tacky tourist stuff. No catering to tourists at Abastos. It is a wonderful gigantic maze of all the stuff of local life. Great for food, chocolate,...More

Thank copperstategal
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I pride myself on going to local markets whenever I travel abroad because there in no better way to understand a people or their culture. I have not experienced a market like this since I went to the market in Otavalo, Ecuador almost 20 years...More

3  Thank harrymcballs
Reviewed 30 March 2017

First of all, be sure you are NOT wearing any good jewelry and make sure your phone and wallet are well-hidden. Keep about 100 - 200 pesos ($5 - $10) in your pocket. You could spend hours and hours there, but 2-3 will give you...More

2  Thank ZorroAhora
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Huge market, and fascinating - but what you will see are items for every day life: clothes, shoes, hardware, plastics, food, religious candles etc. You could get lost in here. Also, traffic in the area is very bad. I took a public bus there and...More

1  Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This market has more day to day items but it is a definitely a sight to see. We found many little deals for gifts. I was just amazed by the size of this market. It was so much fun just to walk and get lost...More

1  Thank SD_Eddie_V
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is the locals market. The Asbastos market is huge and you could easily spend a day here wondering up and down the lanes and not go down the same one twice. Noticed a lot of mention over security (theft/pickpocket) but no different here then...More

1  Thank Milton W
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been told that the Abastos market is the largest indigenous market in the Americas. In any case, this is a huge market. Even walking fast without stopping, I doubt that you could see it all in one day. In this market, you will...More

3  Thank captvic4
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