The Mercado Escuadrón 201 is the neighborhood market of a lively Iztapalapa community. It faces the broad Rodolfo Usigli avenue that runs all the way west to the Calzada la Viga at the edge of the colonia. The market is but one piece of a giant tianguis that covers much of the neighborhood.
The Mercado Escuadrón 201 is, according to a 2017 UAM study, home to some 301 vendors. That’s just on the inside of the market, but the number indicates it’s fairly large by Mexico City standards. Among all these vendors are plenty who are preparing fresh meals and from what’s already the freshest food you’ll find anywhere around.
Eating at the market means you’re not only paying less, but eating better too. Food’s coming in literally every day, and you’re supporting smaller businesses and even farmers. There’s some tips on eating at fondas and comida corrida, here.