Mercado Central, Quito

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  • Since 1952 there is this market building in central Quito. At the time it must have been quite an improvement as the old place was not sheltered. There are eateries on the ground and first floors...  more »
  • We visited as part of a Free Walking Tour. Our guide Ivan pointed out the specific local products available in the market and their importance as export products or their place in Ecuadorean cuisine....  more »
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  • This is one of the most famous markets in Quito. They have a wide selection of products and relatively cheap prices. They also have local (prepared) food-vendors inside that are high quality and low in price. Keep in mind - there are no fixed prices here so be ready to bargain.
  • Find high quality produce for negotiable prices. If you ask nicely the vendors will let you try their exotic merchandise. Also has a tasty juice bar and cafeteria style kitchens, which are a bit expensive by local standard, but offer a variety of typical dishes with the possibility to get all the ingredients there and try to reproduce the dishes at home.

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