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Ways to Experience Mercado 23
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Australian doctor cousin begged me to meet up with her in Cancun, so I did. It developed that what she wanted was a translator for her numerous shopping expeditions. She loved this mall. I didn't!

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real market with fresh fruit, veggies, meat, seafood, chiles, spices, inexpensive restaurants, snacks, party favors, religious items, household items, souvenirs and more! There was so much to see. There were mostly Mexican families at the market but everyone was very, very friendly....More

Thank littleh
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We easily arrived at the Mercado 23 by using Google Maps on our phone. Take a taxi directly to Mercado 23 -- the driver may think you mean Mercado 28 which is expressly for turistas. Make sure you make it clear that you want to...More

1  Thank maureenc553
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Stunning,easy accessible market. Lots of souvenirs to choose from at cheap prices. Negotiate your price and take home authentic Mexican crafts. Small food stalls available Definitely worth a visit!! Taxi ride from hotel zone- 200 pesos. Safe and friendly outing 😁

1  Thank KeRa N
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Much smaller than I expected with a handful of vegetable shops, a couple of meat and fish shops, one cheese place, a few souvenir shops, a couple of plant shops, and some regular grocery stores. Actually a bit disappointed in the ambience... had a nice...More

1  Thank upstatewanderer
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend. Bought all the souvenirs you see scattered across Cancun for about 30%-50% off

Thank GentlemanGypsy
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We traveled with a large wedding group to do our souvenir shopping with much ease. If you're the type of person would is willing to push their penny, then make your way down to Mercado 23. Much of the other markets are highly over prices,...More

1  Thank CacoAdventures
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We went here after doing some research and asking the hotel staff about market 23 vs 28. We decided to go with 23 because it's where the locals go. Overall, the prices here for souvenirs are better than Cancun near the hotels (duh). But be...More

6  Thank NohaM83
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Just another complex of shops that are there to haggle you to no end. Most of the wares are cheap trinkets. The taxi driver that took us there must have been getting a kick back from a jewelry shop. They gave out nearly unlimited shots...More

1  Thank JLCRochester_MN
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited Mercado 23 after visiting Mercado 28, which is pretty much better. Mercado 23 is more a vegetable and flea market, with some stores of souvenirs and grease- spoon restaurants (Mexican, seafood and Chinese). If you miss it, you are not missing much.

Thank Guido C
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