The Mercado San Miguel Iztacalco is a stone’s throw south of the Metro Coyuya station. A low slung public market, it’s also a good introduction to the Iztacalco Center. Here, it’s in the Barrio Los Reyes Ezquitac. San Miguel Amac is actually the next barrio to the south. But both of them are among the seven barrios originarios that make up the historical center of Iztacalco.
A UAM-CED CDMX study of Mexico City public markets counted some 92 vendors in the San Miguel market. Among them are guaranteed to be at least some who are preparing and serving the finest food in Iztacalco.
International visitors are most likely to encounter the market on their way into the Iztacalco Center. It can feel a bit like a fortress as many in and out streets, especially in the north along the Avenide Pdte. Plutarco Elías Calles are actually closed.
That only makes the winding and crooked streets that much more enticing. Iztacalco is developing quickly. Perhaps it will soon have a few more cafes serving expresso and European baguettes. Until then, the Mercado San Miguel Iztacalco is an easy bet. Like most public markets in Mexico City, the food is fresh. It’s also prepared by people who make a living serving the best and freshest every day.
If you need tips on eating at the Market, see the Crash Course in Fonda Food and Eating. It’s faster and easier than you think.