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The Mercado San Sebastián is a small neighborhood market in the Pueblo San Sebastián Tecoloxtitla. One of Iztapalapa’s original settlements, it’s a lively town of festivals, processions, and public fireworks. It’s also frequently the site of marauding Charros. They dress like marriachi musicians, but with fantastically embroidered costumes and rather leering masks. They’re usually accompanied by an array of participants, religious and non-religious alike.
While the streets surrounding the market will fill with vendors, including plenty with good food options, the market is still your safest bet for food. A number of full-time eateries offer sit-down service. There’s comida corrida. But there’s also plenty that’s more elaborate.
It’s cheaper and you’re supporting independent local businesses and even farmers. You’re also eating way better than you could standing in less formal dining circumstances. (There’s a collection of tips and tricks for international visitors to better take advantage of comida corrida, fondas, and eating at the market, here.)
The Mercado San Sebastián is just a block south of the parish church and the confluence of the sports fields in the town.