Oaxaca City's La Merced Market
is located eight blocks east of the Zócalo
on Insurgentes between Morelos and Murguía. It's also
known as Mercado Democracia.
Specialities at this traditional Oaxacan
market include fresh bread, cheeses, tamales and hand-made
tortillas. La Güerita serves memelas and empanadas. Try
There are numerous eateries (comedores) and places to buy carry-out
Fonda Florecita, Local #37
- Tasty tlayudas,
memelas and enchiladas
La Merced Market is a few blocks east of La
OAXACA MARKET PROJECT
La Merced Market is documented in the Oaxaca
Market Project, an initiative of Planeta.com and friends
in Oaxaca. We ask visitors to print photos (seen
here archived on Flickr) and give them to the vendors. This
puts a new spin on the traditional 'take only photographs' mantra
by giving the photos back and raising awareness and increasing
purchases of traditional crafts and local food.
What might be a rushed visit becomes a search for familiar
faces and seasonal products. This guide encourages you to learn
about the markets before a visit. Enjoy!