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Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market

Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000, Brazil
+55 11 3313 3365
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Housed in a stunning example of eclectic industrial architecture, the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo — nicknamed the Mercadão — has thousands of food items on offer, literally from soup to nuts. Lush tropical and temperate fruits from every season, choice cuts of meats and fish, and hearty prepared foods,such as the renowned and enormous mortadella (bologna) sandwich, complete the market's catalog of wares, all for sale in a boisterous, welcoming atmosphere. The surrounding area can be a bit sketchy, but the sights and flavors more than make up for the journey downtown.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000, Brazil
+55 11 3313 3365
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fresh food found there; meat, fruits, vegetables at affordable prices. There are restaurants in the upper floor. Also souvenir shop

Thank Francois F
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to taste some Brazilian exotic fruit or seeds this is the right place! You can also try some Brazilian "mortadela" sandwiches! They are huge! You can eat one alone only if you are really starving! The place is next to the busiest...More

Thank Patricia Carlos S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Mercadao or the São Paulo Municipal Market is one of the most festive places in the city. It's bustling with shoppers, vendors hawking exotic fruits and diners scarfing the delicacies of restaurants on the upper section of the market. On the ground floor you...More

Thank Arrastape
Reviewed 4 days ago

Magnificent place to enjoy and buy nice food, especially fish and fruits. Lots of beautiful bites to smell and savour. I really liked the combination of strawberry and dadles.

Thank RobWij
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the biggest and have everything relating to food, fresh veggies and fruits, meat, spices and nuts. I loved it..the location is horrible though the traffic is high and parking is difficult I recommend you take a taxi to there

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have an authentic meal and see the different foods (fish, meat, fruit, nuts, sweets, etc). I went on a Saturday and it was packed! It's probably quieter during the week. I loved how the food was displayed. So colorful. Plan on 1-1.5...More

Thank Mona D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the hugest market in São Paulo! Full of nice and interesting goods! Some even exotic! You will taste very good fruits! You can also by seafood there! The place is full of history! There is even a guided tour! The first floor is...More

Thank Xistudo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mercadão has been around in Sampa forever. However, it has become very touristy and expensive along the years. It still with going as it has a variety of foods, fruits, lunches, beers, spices, etc. I loved eating the fruits there as there are so many...More

Thank Bia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the second time I visited the municipal market. the first time I went straight through the fruit vendors offering us free samples of their products. we went straight to the 2nd floor where the bars and restaurants are. everything perfect. However on my...More

1  Thank Alexandre A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it comes to buying food ingredientes, this is a place way beyond your wildest imagination! All kinds of cheese, meat, spices, fruits, vegetables, dairy products. Everything really fresh!

Thank Luiz L
To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old
centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to
tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal
Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the
crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals
on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in
this area include the Post Office Building, Luz
Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic
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Hughwyn H
25 February 2017|
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Response from MarianaPF7 | Reviewed this property |
It does open today, but tomorrow will be closed.
ashok b
23 August 2015|
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Response from Larabertelli | Reviewed this property |
yes it´s open on Sunday too!!