< Go Back

Mercado San Sebastián

Mercado San Sebastián


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.

How to get here
  • Esq. México, Av. Yucatán, Pbo San Sebastián Tecoloxtitla, Iztapalapa, 09520 CDMX


Utopia Tecoloxtitlan / OIHFRA

Nearest at 0.19 kms.

San Pedro Laundry, Aztahuacan

Nearest at 0.74 kms.


Mercado 5 de Mayo, Iztapalapa

One of the great traditional markets of the Iztapalapa historic center . . .

Mercado Juan Álvarez

One of Vicente Guerrero's beloved neighborhood markets . . .

Mercado Cuilapan

A public market for UH Vicente Guerrero sections 5 and 6.

Mercado Las Mercedes, San Miguel Teotongo

The leading public market in lower San Miguel Teotongo.

Mercado Quetzalcoatl, Col. Xalpa

A neighborhood market going back generations in Iztapalapa.

Practical guides and services