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Mercado Sonora

Mexico City, Mexico
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trinket area

Not much different than any other market unless you are into Halloween supplies. I would not waste... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Mike C
Monteverde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Don't Waste Your Time

As far as I can tell, there is no good reason for a tourist to visit Mercado Sonora, or the... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Emerald-City N
Seattle, Washington
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This indoor market offers a number of interesting items, including voodoo dolls.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good45%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
3 Oct 2017
“trinket area”
10 May 2017
“Don't Waste Your Time”
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Not much different than any other market unless you are into Halloween supplies. I would not waste my time. We found a few items to purchase but they are just trinkets that could have been found in other places.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

As far as I can tell, there is no good reason for a tourist to visit Mercado Sonora, or the adjoining Mercado Merced. The warren of narrow aisles and the constant pedestrian rush discourage browsing or lingering. But there's not much to see anyway. There's...More

Thank Emerald-City N
Reviewed 15 November 2016

You can get anythig in this market, they sell pretty cheap dogs and goat, chicken and fish, all you need for your dog at cheap prices,,,,example= I was going to buy a dog carrier (very fancy looking) which cost me $460 pesos in the centro...More

1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican markets, but the Sonora is not the biggest nor the best in Mexico City. However, my grandson and I went there to visit the witchcraft section. As a market goes, I would only give it a 3 star rating. But, the witchcraft...More

2  Thank Grousedoctor
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I was reluctant to take the extra effort to go here based on other Trip Advisor reviews but our guide convinced us it was worthy. It was not. Full of tacky toys, sad dogs, cats and roosters in cages (this area was troubling that I...More

3  Thank Deb C
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Single young female traveling alone. Found it very entertaining and authentic. The witchcraft section is neat, but I especially loved seeing all the animals. Exercise normal precautions, be polite and considerate, and I wouldn't anticipate any problems. Loved it!

3  Thank prcs841
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I found it entertaining and spent the morning browsing the stalls. The are hundreds of stores all selling the same stuff witchcraft or party supplies stuff. If you are into crockery there are a few good stores. Refreshments and food are not available and I...More

Thank 492ricardop
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It is everything you have already read about. But here are some tips: 1. If you take the metro and get off at Merced, you will be in the extended Mercado Merced. To get to Sonora, turn left out of the metro and keep the...More

5  Thank John C
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This market is enormous and full of a diverse offering of local goods - produce and meats, artesania, live animals, natural remedies, etc. The market extends to the other side of the street and seems to go on forever! So much fun just to walk...More

Thank rsamen
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Was curious about this market because I have read that exotic animals and weird witchcraft stuff was sold here. The place smelled pretty bad and the animals were kept in small cages. Didn't want to stay long enough to find out what kind of exotic...More

3  Thank Andrea L
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Megan M
26 July 2015|
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Response from atlantaandtheworld | Reviewed this property |
You can see them fixing and doing some weird stuff, on different locations inside of the market, while some others are only selling stuff, I don't think that anyone in there are computer wiz , or even an iPhone users, if you... More