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Av. Juarez Sin Numero | Col. Centro Historico, Guanajuato, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this is your first mercado enjoy it - it's full of photo ops If you're here for the food - don't bother - it's bland and frankly every meal we've had there and that friends have had there has the same flavor as the canned beans we buy at La Comer. What this mercado has that makes it interesting... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Certainly worth a visit and do try some of the delicious food stalls. We had pulled pork on delicious bread and tried some of the exotic fruits we never have in the States.

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Thank 537Karen
Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The entrance of the Mercado Hidalgo is impressive - a high arch of pink sandstone. Pass though and you find an arched metal roof, very high to permit some air flow. There are many different types of stalls selling cooking ingredients, fresh fruit and vegetables and meat. At the east end are many inexpensive eateries. We purchased some dried spices... More 

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Palmdale, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

OMG! You can find so many souvenirs here at the mercado! No need to shop anywhere else. They also have various eateries to choose from.

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Thank Lindita4U
Guanajuato, Mexico
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103 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

There are several places on the ground floor to buy cheese, coldcuts, meat, souvenirs, typical candies, fruit and vegetables, and places to sit and eat. There are a few stands which sell canned goods and there's even a locksmith. Outside on one side there are places which offer comida corrida, on the other side there are a few stands selling... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This place doesn't really get going till about 11 in the morning. It's kind of like the Costco of Guanajuato for tourists. If you can't find the trinkets, baskets, t-shirts, etc. that you want here, you probably may not find them at all.

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Thank Connie B
Newlyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Lived in this city for fours years and this is by far the best place to eat a torta, choriqueso by far my favourite! Lovely busy market with plenty of fresh produce.

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Brewster, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I did not buy any of the trinket-type souvenirs at the stalls. The food stalls were sort of crazy...there are attractive "hawkers" waving menus to draw you in. It seemed fun, but honestly, the food was average.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Ate some really good Sopa Ceviche (Shrimp Soup) and Milanese Pollo (Breaded Chicken thinly sliced). We got food from two different vendors, but they didn't seem to mind us having our food together and bringing back the dishes (the two places were right next to each other). We saved lots of money over eating at one of the restaurants nearer... More 

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Thank Jana P
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Fresh meats and vegetables, cheesy, touristy handicrafts, and generally temporary tianguis around the edges. Not the best market in Mexico, certainly, but the building is spectacular and quite photogenic. Worth an hour, more if you're hungry.....there are tons of food stalls, all good, all cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Juarez Sin Numero | Col. Centro Historico, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?