The Mercado La Loma is the first public market to open in the Magdalena Contreras alacldía. With dozens of puestos and fondas, it’s the hands-down local favorite for reliable, fresh, and honest fare. In this case, the market is the neighborhood center for Barranca Seca, or dry canyon, a rugged residential area on your way to the mountains.
Of the many “caldos,” i.e.; broths sold here, vendors take great pride in presenting you with flautas, chicharrones (pork rinds), gorditas, pambazos, tlacoyos, huaraches, and much more. Each day, vendors here wake-up early to supply their storefronts with local produce and to stock-up by shopping early at the main distribution centers in Mexico City. Many will awaken as early as 4 a.m. so as to begin the day’s purchases and prepare the food neighborhood residents rely-on. You’ll be welcomed warmly too.
Visitors to any part of Magdalena Contreras should bear this in mind! For those venturing into Los Dinamos National Park for a hike, or to La Casa de las Bellas Artes “Juventino Rosas,” the original home of the Contreras family, there are few better places to stop, eat and meet locals.
Calle J. Moreno Salido 97, Barranca Seca, La Magdalena Contreras, 10580 CDMX