The Mercado 20 de Noviembre in the center of Oaxaca City is a must-see, especially if you’re hungry! The sights and smells of the Mercado 20 de Noviembre are captivating, especially if you have not visited a market in Oaxaca before.
In the market it is possible to buy your foods and prepare it right there. Many people visit it for grilled meat. In Mercado 20 de Noviembre, however, not only will you find grilled meats; There are many other foods available to buy too, such as mole, empanadas, etc. There is also usual merchandise typical of all Oaxaca markets, dried chiles, vegetables, handicrafts, etc. This market typically merges with the Benito Juarez market since one is in front of the other.
The market is also called the food or meat market, a very good name given by tourists. Upon entering through Aldama Street, there are many bread stands and hand tortillas (soft and tlayudas). On the street November 20 you will find a wide variety of alebrijes, pottery and cheese stalls, quesillo.
If you enter through Arteaga Street you will discover many places where you can eat and appreciate Oaxacan cuisine. The ‘Grilled Meat Market’, can be found if you enter at Miguel Cabrera street. Here you can buy meats from the butcher and ask for it to be cooked to your liking and served with vegetables, guacamole, limes and Chapulines.