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The Mercado Postal Zona is among the best-loved of Public Markets in the northeast of the Benito Juárez Alcaldía. It’s not an ancient tianguis, and it’s not a super-visited tourist area.
But this market seems to make up for it in sheer enthusiasm. Public markets that maintain an active social media presence are often the markets most welcoming to outsiders. For international visitors that can be a big reassurance. Walking inside is even more reassuring.
Lots of international visitors will think this is a great place to buy kilos of fruit. It is that. But in fact, the market is a great place for prepared food too. If you’ve had your fill of street food and tacos, head for the market.
The Mercado Postal is technically in the colonia Miguel Alemán, just below the park at the center of the two neighborhoods. Colonia Postal is just to the north. The market is also at the center of the neighborhoods small commercial center. Anything that can’t be found inside will be available in the surrounding streets.