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“Dense and delightful”

Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez)
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Owner description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dense and delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

The market is filled with everything you can imagine - food, spices, toys, clothing, baskets, snack shops, shoes, bags, etc. etc. It is a warren of narrow alleyways with stores on all sides. Allow plenty of time, have a good map of the surrounding streets in case you come out in a different location than you went it. Carry little and keep it close in the crowds. Be careful if you eat anything. Bargain - or not, everything is very inexpensive. Go with a small group and stay together!

Visited November 2013
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“An experience for all the senses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

An interesting local market which is a delight to wander aimlessly around. There are stalls selling all sorts of crafts but be discerning, there are some good quality items but also some not so good.

There is a wide variety of food stalls particularly those selling local products such as dried chillis and mole sauces. There are many stalls selling the local delicacy of fried grasshoppers. You can sit and eat in the market and the prepared food stalls always seemed popular.

This is a great place to spend a hour or two.

Visited November 2013
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“Can't miss this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

You can find lots of crafts,tin,clay,nice plastic shopping bags you name it it's probably there. I come here at least three times when I visit.

Personally I don't eat here. If I buy anything to eat it is disinfected before eating, fruit and veggies I'm talking about

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“This Is What It's All About”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

There's nothing like a real Mexican market, where the colors dazzle you, the people are lively and friendly, the fresh fruit is so abundant that it's overwhelming (especially the smell of fresh guava, which will intoxicate you when combined with the smell of fresh chocolate.) Oh my, this is what coming to Mexico is really all about - life in full swing, and a sensory delight. This market is closest to the Zocalo and so most visited, but don't miss the 20 de Noviembre market just to the south (especially the Fondo Lupita, which serves delicious mole amarillo and cecina with beans) or the Merced Market (more local, less tourist) several blocks to the east.

Visited November 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Artisans, food this is THE MARKET!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

We went back numerous times. The embroidered shirts, table runners, blouses all fantastic. Sugar skulls, papol insence, marigolds, all sold here for you Alters.Great place to buy an extra carry-on bag in case you need it!

Visited October 2013
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