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Large & busy central market

The Lucas de Gálvez market in the old centre (Calle56x65x67)is fun & warm so juices on sale made... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2018
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great local street eats

Especially recommend the salbutes and panuchos next to the lady selling tamales (with relleno... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

The Lucas de Gálvez market in the old centre (Calle56x65x67)is fun & warm so juices on sale made with purified water are very welcome as are the reusable bags on sale if you forgot yours.Tortilla makers for lunch local delicacy castacan( pork belly)or Oaxaca cheese...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Especially recommend the salbutes and panuchos next to the lady selling tamales (with relleno negro) and make sure you stop by the outdoor restaurant area too for 15 peso aqua frescas You can also pick up fresh fruit and vegetables for very cheap prices Just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bryonyg89
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Lucas de Gálvez market’s address is given as the corner of 56T Street and 67 Street, but when you get there its hard to work out where precisely it starts, or gauge how big it actually is. The markets seem to have spilled out of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Funambulator
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This place was neat. You will not anything like it in USA except may Seattle. Lots and lots of vendors, dark alley ways a little smell of the fish market and lots of food stands some a little scary to Americans. I loved it. Gives...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dwm2757
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This market is huge and they sell every type of fruit and vegetable. It's very crowded and most of the vendors sell the same items as the others. Very competitive! There is also a huge meat market and more shoes than I've ever seen!

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The BIG market in larger Mexican cities are always fun, exciting, and a great opportunity to experience "real life" in Mexico. Be prepared to be "Gringo-priced" and perhaps a bit short-changed here, but that is a part of the "Gringo Premium" that you are expected...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank DonThomasoAlban
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This is the city main market. Its huge and busy even the surroundings, buts deserves a visit. Here you can truly fell the way of life and the costumes, the stalls sell everything.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank AnaRocha2014
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Nothing like a real Mexican Mercado to show lots of interesting things. One just has to immerse themselves in the market, and look at all of the fine details of what is for sale. If you are expecting an American super market, forget it, you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

we were hoping for more produce and fresh food. place was very crowded and didn't have much stuff that we were looking for...quite an experience though

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank travelinginmexic2017
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is an experience for all your senses - sights, sounds, smells, taste and touch!! It is mad and chaotic with no maps or ways to guide yourself around but you will find your way out eventually. There are sections for meat, fish and fruit...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Jeffdee
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Response from HandsawCreek | Reviewed this property |
Peso is the king.... you can get some to take it but easier to exchange.or draw.from the red.