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Mercado Bramaderos

Open - Limited Services / Capacity

The Mercado Bramaderos is often misspelled in the singular. Locals will insist that the name should be plural. The word “bramaderos” likely refers to the area’s history as a stockyard where animals were tethered or corralled.

  • The other neighborhood name refers to Gabriel Ramos Millán (1903-1949). He was a Senator slated to run for president. When he was killed in a high-profile plane crash the then emerging neighborhood here honored him by appending the colonia name.

The colonia Ramos Millán Bramadero and the surrounding areas of Iztacalco all came about as urban residential areas in the mid-20th century. These grew up on the former farm fields of the old Granjas Mexico to the north. Along the rich canal banks, the former lake bottom proved a fertile ground for planting.

Today the Mercado Bramaderos hosts some 278 vendors (according to a 2017 UAM study). Among all of them are some very good cooks, too. They rely on the historical market to supply produce that’s undoubtedly fresher than at any restaurant or street stand. And many are preparing fresh sit-down lunches every day.

Sharing the block with the Guadalupe Church next door, the market constitutes something of a neighborhood center, too. It’s a stone’s throw away from the newer Mercado Río Frío. At this writing, both markets are still working out which will specialize in what.

Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

How to get here
  • Sur 163 equina Ote 110, Ramos Millan Bramadero 1, Iztacalco, 08000 CDMX

Nearby

Mercado Río Frío Bramadero

Nearest at 0.31 kms.

Casa de Cultura Benito Juárez

Nearest at 0.42 kms.

Plaza Benito Juárez, Itzacalco

Nearest at 0.55 kms.

Mercado Tlacotal

Nearest at 0.97 kms.

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