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Interesting, hold on to your nose!

Like most open markets, this one is full of butcher shops, vegetable stands, and groceries stands... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Cata G
Monterrey, Mexico
Mexican market

You owe it to yourself to go see the market. See how it looks and since you most likely won't buy... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Austin, Texas
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This open air market boasts the largest offerings of fresh fruit and meat on the west coast.
Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a blast. A swap meet on steroids. Huge market that is covered and takes up one square block. From food, cooked and uncooked, herbs, vegetables, clothing, hats, shoes, souvenirs, bakery, pharmacies and much much more. The prices here are just about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Walking through the Mercado (market) you will see things that most of us never see in the local U.S. stores. The vegetables and fruit are beautiful to see and eat. It is also the classic souvenir shopping center. Be sure to walk around and savor...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I would suggest anyone going to Mazatlan to always take a city tour. It's the best way to get a quick over view of the historical town, which has a lot of history. Over the years they have ben restoring downtown to its original look....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ronhills
Reviewed 1 December 2017

the central part of mazatlan is being totally remodeled and there is some street repair going on but most of it is finished or will be very shortly there are new sidewalk everywhere now and a llot safer to walk on the downtown core is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 275MichaelG
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Like most open markets, this one is full of butcher shops, vegetable stands, and groceries stands. It's a nice place to sort your fresh food, for veggies and fruits are "ripe for the picking"!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Cata G
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The mercado is always a stop for us when in Mazatlan. Just recognize that there are street people mingling around watching gringos. Keep you wallet in a secure place and have pesos in your pocket so you can pay without flashing the cash in your...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank vitahawk
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We always go to the market when in Mazatlan. Since we stay in a house while we are here (& have cooking facilities) we have purchased chickens at the market. We roasted them & they were delicious. The chicken is different looking because they are...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank debcarson
Reviewed 21 November 2016

You owe it to yourself to go see the market. See how it looks and since you most likely won't buy any meat, look at the fruit they have. We went when the mangos were out of season, but they still had dried mangoes that...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank TxBrazo
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This huge market is a real experience. Our friendly Pulmonia driver took us there, and waited for us to do some shopping. He helped me find some decent cigars. The market is the central part of the city. Riding in a Pulmonia was only way...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

To get a true insight into the food and lifestyle in Mazatlan, then you should see the mercado. There is so much to buy. But my most favorite is the juice bar that is on along the outside of the market, facing the street. There...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank ElenaP3328
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Gary R
27 February 2017|
Response from vitahawk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the mercado is the central location of old town.
14 September 2016|
Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
No idea, sorry. Just go in the daytime Monday-Saturday. Sunday and evenings would be iffy.