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Mercado Central Quito

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Why locals love it

This is one of the most visited markets of the city since 1950. The ladies who sell all kind of products such as fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat and prepared meals are locally called as "caseritas", so customers have their favorite ones who provide all the stuff they need. The typical meals you can find in the two food courts are busy everyday.

Why you should visit it

This is a place where you can find the colors and smell the aromas of fruits and vegetables from all over the country. There are hundreds of different tropical fruits that you have to taste. In the food courts you have fruit juices vendors, and several kinds of typical dishes such as baked meat of pork, fried sea bass, tuna fish soup, etc.

Special tip

Don´t miss to go downstairs in order to visit the healers, specialized in helping you with several treatments made with medicinal plants.

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  • Mercado Central Quito

    Av. Pichincha (Esmeraldas), Quito, Ecuador
  • Currently Open
    Mo-Su: 06:00-17:00
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