Oaxaca Shopping

Mercado Benito Juárez

  • 8a Norte Map It
  • Centro
  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

Published 08/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The city's sprawling market is a long walk (but short cab ride) from the beaches. It's divided into orderly sections of comedors (humble eateries), crafts and souvenirs, produce, and fish and meat vendors (a section that vegetarians should stay away from if they’re squeamish). For culinary adventurers, this is the place to sample Oaxacan specialties such as chapulines (toasted grasshoppers sprinkled with lime and chili), chocolate, and stringy cheese. The best time to visit is on the weekends, when indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec vendors bring their goods from the highlands. Watch for handwoven baskets, unique vegetables, and black pottery.

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8a Norte, between 3a and 4a Poniente, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 71980, Mexico

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  • Daily 7–6

Published 08/14/2015


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