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Mercado de San Bartolo, Linda Vista
Photo: Christian Ramiro González Verón on, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license.


The Mercado de San Bartolo is one of the most reliably friendly and colorful markets in the north of the city, and certainly in Lindavista. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, is in fact, one of the pueblos originarios, one of the original towns, in Gustavo A. Madero.

While many will visit the area just for the shopping centers, this one is at a whole different level of excellence. The photographer credited above even has an online gallery dedicated just to the market. It’s that good.

Like all good markets in the city, this one is surrounded by vendors coming and going. But inside, you’ll find lots that’s good to eat. It’s also plenty more nutritious than what you’ll find in any of Lindavista’s other shopping centers.

If you haven’t had lunch at a fonda or comida corrida inside one of the city’s public markets, the Mercado de San Bartolo is a great place to start. And if you’re totally at a loss as to what we’re talking about, see the complete guide to Mexico City Fondas and eating better on any trip to Mexico City. There’s no better place for lunch, we guarantee it.

A market so good as to be an exceptional place for lunch - and for you.

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