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Mercado 20 de Noviembre

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Address: 20 de Noviembre, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Must see, especially if you haven't been to a traditional Mexican market

This is a place mostly for locals, although a lot of stalls clearly cater to tourists. Several stalls offer traditional food and drink from Oaxaca, and the prices, especially for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a place mostly for locals, although a lot of stalls clearly cater to tourists. Several stalls offer traditional food and drink from Oaxaca, and the prices, especially for things like local chilies and chocolates, can't be beat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A busy food market full of life. This is where you come to eat and taste many of Oaxaca's delicacies. Sit at one of the stalls and enjoy music, chatter while sipping a chocolate de agua and a pan de yema. And take home many delicacies!

Thank SylvieMP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

To try oaxacan food, this is the place; as it contains everything you could wish to eat! All dishes are delicious and greatly cooked!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Ok, I understand when people do not want their photo taken. I was trying to take a photo of the chipulines, grasshoppers, and the lady did not want me to take it. I was not taking her photo, just the basket. After that, I wanted to take a photo of some of the string cheese and I asked the woman... More 

Thank Wendy R
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is basically a typical Mexican market that has a mass of food stalls in addition to everything else. My personal favorite was Maria Teresa! Nothing fancy, just real food. Tamales...mmm...

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

No need to repeat what others have said - a great place with a fantastic atmosphere. It can seem a bit overwhelming but the stall holders are helpful. 200 pesos for two will get you plenty to eat. And the experience is truly priceless.

Thank Beenmostplaces
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If you go to Oaxaca and consider yourself a carnivore then you must visit the Mercado 20 de Noviembre. As soon as you walk in you are welcomed with a fragrant smell of good old fashioned wood charcoal. The hard working proprietors are ready to grill whatever you fancy whether it be beef, sausage etc. Walk to a different stall... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I had read about this place and was not disappointed. There is an avenue of meat sellers who will barbeque thin slices of pork, beef or chorizo sausages on the spot for you on a charcoal grill encouraged by the waving of fans. I initially chose what seemed to be the most popular stall but was asked to sit on... More 

Thank Karm62
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We loved this place! We ate here three times - lunch at a stall, chocolate & bread, and the meat market. Of the three, I highly recommend the meat market. To get your lunch, find one of the ladies with a basket holding peppers and onions - tell them what you want (we had onions, three peppers, and nopal (cactus)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was my go to for pretty much every lunch in Oaxaca. Lots of stalls serving Oaxaca specialties and some other Mexican classics. The Tlayudas are fantastic but quite large, makes for a filling lunch. Most of the mole varieties are represented as well. The chocolate con agua is fantastic and a great accompaniment to a meal. The meat grilling... More 

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