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Address: Rosario 180, Venustiano Carranza, 15810, Mexico City, Mexico
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This busy market is one of the country's best known produce markets.

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This place is amazing because you can find anything and when I say anything is anything you need, from tools to ladies that work selling their bodies, it is a real mercado and it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing because you can find anything and when I say anything is anything you need, from tools to ladies that work selling their bodies, it is a real mercado and it is crowded as one can be, we visited on a Sunday and we could not walk around,be very careful with your $$ and be aware of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Where do I even begin, this place is massive and oh so crowded, we went on a Friday, bad move. Lots of stalls selling the same things but I was happy to see some wood work and housewares, you can definitely find some good stuff and the people are so friendly always ready to help with directions or other questions(I... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you are in Mexico City around February 2nd (Candelaria Day in the Catholic calendar) I would strongly recommend that you visit the Talavera street near the popular Merced market. In those days all traditional families in Mexico celebrate this festivity by getting together and buying "tamales" (a traditional dish originally from Oaxaca) which should be paid for by the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Holy moly! This place is NUTS! It's HUGE! And when we went (on a Saturday) it was packed! That being said, it was a really great experience. We enjoyed getting a window into the 'real' way so many people spend their time in the DF. I would definitely recommend paying close attention to where the subway stop is if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you arrive on Merced Subway station, once the doors open, you will smell that incomparable market aroma, strong as tobbaco. The first thing I do, is hide my cellphone, wallet and watch inside my front pockets, and beware if someone is following me, between the subway station and the"Nave Mayor". After you´re in, that´s ok, there will nothing to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

As stated Mercado La Merced is a market where resident shop for many staples. It is our habit when traveling Mexico to visit the local mercado in each area because it is a reflection of the people in the area. In this case, we chose a Saturday figuring it would be most intense and this one didn't disappoint! The Mercado... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

It is easy to get to as the Metro has a station only metres away. Massive market and a fantastic opportunity to get into the local culture. The amazing range of fruits, vegetables, meats, sweets, and then the general stalls with clothes, shoes, etc. I visited twice as it was too much to take in in an hour. Had my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place was a maze. Anything your heart desires you can find here. Vegetables, party supplies, flowers, Cheeses, meats, cooking supplies, clothes and CANDY. The halls are small and its very easy to get lost in here. Keep track of you friends. We lost our mom for a while.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Not great if you're a tourist and looking for the perfect gift, but great if you want to be immersed in "real" Mexico. It's easy to get to via the subway, one of the metro exits leads directly there. Merchandise ranges from common everyday items like clothes and shoes to Halloween costumes (I visited at the end of the October)... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

If you want a real Mexico City experience, be sure to come to La Merced. It's a huge market, jam packed with thousands of stalls. In about an hour wandering around, we seemed to be the only foreigners in the whole place. The market is mostly vegetables, but you will see a few other items, too. It's interesting how different... More 

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