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Address: Lazaro Cardenas 2305, Oaxaca, Mexico

This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local...

This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local vendors selling foods and arts and crafts.

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do not miss the Asbastos market in Oaxaca

This is the locals market. The Asbastos market is huge and you could easily spend a day here wondering up and down the lanes and not go down the same one twice. Noticed a lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Milton W
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the locals market. The Asbastos market is huge and you could easily spend a day here wondering up and down the lanes and not go down the same one twice. Noticed a lot of mention over security (theft/pickpocket) but no different here then anywhere else, we had no additional concerns walking through this market then anywhere else in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been told that the Abastos market is the largest indigenous market in the Americas. In any case, this is a huge market. Even walking fast without stopping, I doubt that you could see it all in one day. In this market, you will see everything from super fresh produce to traditional folk medicine, not to mention clothes of... More 

1 Thank captvic4
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It is a HUGE market, with portions of it indigenous from the Sierras bringing in fresh eggs, mushrooms that you´ve never seen before, seeds of all kinds, fresh herbs, just pulled from the ground......you buy in quantity here and I must add, quality, as well.....for 2 of us, (we live here) we spend less than $20 U.S. for a week... More 

1 Thank Lindarose086
Bainbridge Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Go slow, give yourself plenty of time, leave valuables home, eat at one of the comedors, bargain! You can find almost ANYTHING at this expansive mercado on the west side of the city...don' miss it.

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Redlands, Ca
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

We were warned about pick pockets. I hid my wallet in my camera bag and my wife clutched her purse. What she hadn't counted on was someone grabbing the pocket camera that was wrapped around her risk, breaking the strap, and running away. She gave chase, but to no avail, and no one bothered to try to stop the thief.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The market would have been more interesting for me with a guide, and in fact I found out about a guide later... Too late for this trip but maybe next time. (I am posting his photo & you can contact me if you want info. Gerardo Pinelo teaches cooking classes in English with his mother, and he is a certified... More 

1 Thank snowy_and_sunny
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was our first Oaxaca stop on a Saturday. Some quality finds hidden amongst the Chinese merchandise. Ate octopus at a stall. Octopus was tender & sweet, but the sweetened cocktail sauce was bit much. We prefer Juarez Mmercado.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

best place to interact with real Oaxaca people, and buy spices and leather accessories and food.....

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

A great market to get a sense of the city, it's people and food. We were warned of pickpockets but didn't experience any troubles. Went with a local chef who talked us through a lot of interesting ingredients. Highly recommend!

1 Thank April B
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

- This is a big markets with lots of fake goods ranging from brands like Toms, Nike, Addidas & etc. Prices are relatively cheap. There are food stalls but didnt look very hygiene to me. Didnt eat at the market. - The internet says that Saturday would be the busy time of the week but it didnt seem at all... More 

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