The Mercado de Tizapan is one of the most famous markets in the City. This is due, in large part, to its vicinity to the San Ángel Televisa television studios. That’s given the market a starring role as a setting for all number of TV productions over its many years.
Opened in 1958, it’s since then taken on the role as the default center of the Pueblo de Tizapan. At least, this is true in the east where it’s just as often called Tizapan – San Ángel. The older pueblo is still centered around the Guadalupe Church. That’s about a ten-minute walk to the southwest. Not coincidentally, the even smaller Mercado Batallón San Patricio is right next to the church.
Even smaller may sound hard to achieve. The compact market packs a lot into its two narrow corridors. A 2017 UAM study counted some 128 merchants beneath the same roof. Amongst all of them are some equally famous eateries. Prepared meals are served right alongside lighter (and heavier) fare.
It’s a nice break for international visitors bedazzled and underwhelmed wandering nearby San Ángel. It’s every bit as charming, but less crowded, and always less touristed.
One of Álvaro Obregón's least international of markets is a paradise of food...