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Address: | Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
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An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.

An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.

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Barbacoa and tianguis!

The best day to come it's on the Plaza day every Sunday, it's a really popular place for eating Barbacoa red or white, that with a water chocolate makes the perfect breakfast for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The best day to come it's on the Plaza day every Sunday, it's a really popular place for eating Barbacoa red or white, that with a water chocolate makes the perfect breakfast for after wander in the market

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Handicrafts are terrific, lots of handy gadgets and wonderful people. Purchase food for lunch - you cook or have them cook it for you. Delicious!.No español? No problem. Spanglish and charades seems to work!

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Followed our taxi driver through the market drinking pulque and gaping at baskets full of bugs. Bought three beautiful hand woven rebosos (shawls) for less than $20 each.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

You can buy anything here from mezcal, to carnes asadas, to dried chilis, to fresh fruit, to bread with chocolate swirls to live turkeys. Few or no tourists.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Total amazement at this Sunday Market. The smells, so visually colorful, Zapotec dialect heard throughout. So vibrant and alive. Chapulines, bread, cheese to flowers incredibly fresh. It's like going back in a time waiting for you to discover. So happy I was able to visit such a place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a beautiful people watching experience as the locals dress up in their traditional clothes. Saw so many photogenic displays, but many of the local people do not like having their photos taken so just put the camera away and soak up the atmosphere. Local crafts, food and all sorts of wares are for sale at these large markets.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

If you have a chance to visit this market, do. It's on Sunday and is on the return to Oaxaca from Mitla. We had a driver but if I could have a re-do for this visit I would like to go with a great local guide. There is a lot to navigate and it would be fun to have an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I went on Sunday with my Spanish teacher. We took a bus (7 pesos) to a spot where we could take a shared taxi (20 pesos) and the trip took less than 30 minutes. This is a large open air market. Lots of mescal, hats, fruits, etc. for sale. It is not much different from other open air markets I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Tlocolula Market isn't what it used to be. We arrived, perhaps later than we should have, around 1pm on a Sunday in January and only about a third of the stalls were open with vendors present. The vendors are very nice, sweet and conversational. We bought flowers and some fruit. The vegetables were of the very highest quality. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My wife and I joined Nora Andrea for a private tour with driver to the Tlacolula Sunday market. Nora is a highly knowledgeable tour guide who makes the experience special with commentary on the historical and cultural importance of this traditional market. It is a delight of color and aromas, with families coming to spend their Sunday in the market... More 

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