In 2012 this market
will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Free
Oaxaca City's Sánchez Pascuas Market was founded on
September 19, 1972 after being relocated from the plaza south
of the Carmen
Alto Church. The market specializes in fresh vegetables
and fruits, local cheeses, good food and crafts.
The market celebrates the Saint Carmen feast day as well as
The market has great family own-restaurants (comedores) as
well stands that sell take out. Buy your nopalitos by the bag
or fresh salsa and tortillas.
Among the comedores are Fondas Oaxaqueña, Normita, Lupita,
Nelly, Chonchita and Yolis. Fonda Oaxaqueña serves excellent
In the morning great tamales.
vendors include Tamales Cande. There are also memelas from the
Fresh juices are sold at Jugos Angelita and Jugos Yesena.
Sweets are sold at Postres Regionales Tolita.
On weekends there are houseplants and locally made furniture
Cheeses come from nearby Etla,
in particular the villages of Matadamas Etla, Guadalupe de Hidalgo
Etla and Santo Domingo Barrio Bajo.
In addition to food products, the market also sells traditional
green pottery from Atzompa
(Ruben Enriques Juárez) and weavings from Teotitlán
del Valle (Angela Mendoza).
A large laurel tree anchors the plaza on the eastern side of
the market. On the west side there is a beautiful flamboyant
tree that blooms in April and May.
The newspaper stand is located on the western side at the Tinoco
y Palacios entrance.
Located seven blocks north of the Zócalo
between Porfirio Díaz and Tinoco y Palacios streets.