The Mercado Gascasónica is a giant neighborhood market in San Diego Ocoyoacac. Today it’s most famous for the name it draws from the whimsically called street out front. The simple fact is: There is no Lago Gascasónica.
The Mercado Gascasónica opened in the late 1950s at the close of the “rastro” that had served Tacuba for generations. Most meat processing moved to the north to the Rastro de Ferrería in the mid-1950s. Today, the market is still home to some 375 merchants (according to a 2017 UAM study). It’s a magnificent place to eat. It’s also an important neighborhood center in one of Miguel Hidalgo’s few original settlements.
The site of the legendary defeat of Hernán Cortés in 1520, along the ancient causeway.