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“Amazing market ~ Superb Mexican food”

Maxwell Street Market
Ranked #214 of 638 things to do in Chicago
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Toronto, Canada
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200 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Amazing market ~ Superb Mexican food”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Do NOT miss out on this!

Every Sunday this market is set up. It's close to Clinton on the blue line.

This place has absolutely amazing Mexican food. I just came back from a trip to Mexico City and the food was almost as good as there!

It is very affordable too with quesadillas for about $3.50, juices for $2.50 and tacos for $1.50 to $2 each.

Try to come before noon. After that, the lines start to build.

Other than the food, there were a bunch of stalls with produce, some candy places and the rest of the booths were sort of like flea market tables, selling random items.

Visited August 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,741 reviews
1,446 attraction reviews
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“Not touristic”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is just a super rundown/dodgy area with no real touristic sites. The market consists of a few vendors of tacos and some other mexican food, plus some random clothes, mostly counterfeit. Don't waste your precious time here, I would say.

Visited September 2013
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Morton, Illinois
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Maxwell Street market”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I imagine in it's time, the Maxwell Street market was a unique place for people to shop on certain weekends. Now it is just a very run down experience in a very run down area. Lots of vendors still, but almost all was cheap junk, trinkets and clothes, etc. that apparently fell off the truck. The only good point, for me at least, was the variety of authentic Mexican food. However, if the health department ever comes to visit, that will probably be a thing of the past.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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164 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Boring”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

A sanitized, one city block version of an outdoor market that was multiple square blocks in size as recently as the 1980s.

A tourist attraction that disappoints and makes one question why you paid for parking.

If you do go, however, try a polish sausage sandwich, with grilled onions and hand cut fries, from either of the two street vendors.

Both food businesses have been around for decades and the sandwiches a greasy, one-of-a-kind Chicago delight.

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Georgia
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100 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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“Interesting Market for Sunday AM”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

This is very interesting sight for a big city. They close the street on Sunday AM and many different people come to sell stuff. It is a free, open flee market. My favorite part was the authentic mexican food the have. It is a good place to mingle with local people and their culture. Go early 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visited September 2013
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