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Mercado Hueso Periférico, Tlalpan

Photos courtesy of the Mercado Facebook Page

The Mercado Hueso Periférico is a big neighborhood market in the Coapa Area of Tlalpan. It’s surprisingly close to the giant Cuemanco plants and flower market. That’s just across the restored Canal Nacional recreational area. But just across the street is the Xochimilco campus of the UAM (Universidad Autónomo Metropolitana). Technically, it’s in the Alcaldía Coyoacán.

In car-friendly Coapa, the market is also especially important to the surrounding Cuemanco and Hueso Periférico housing developments. Together they’re home to a tremendous number of people. The market is named for the Calzada de Hueso, to the immediate north, and the Periférico Sur highway which runs directly south of both housing developments. That’s more or a less a neighborhood away and marks part of the border between this part of Tlalpan and Xochimilco on the other side.

The Mercado Hueso Periférico is home to about 102 formal market stalls. These are complemented by a few more less-formal vendors outside and nearby the market. Among all of them, as the pictures indicate, a good number are preparing lunch for regulars and for the entire community. International travelers are welcome and get access to something far closer to home-cooked meals. Prices are more affordable than street food or tourist restaurants and patrons are supporting smaller, independent, and women-owned businesses and even nearby farmers.

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

How to get here
  • Calz. del Hueso 1079, Coapa, Col. Granjas Coapa, Alc. Tlalpan, 14330 CDMX


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