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Tepoztlan Market

Listed under Markets in Mexico City, Mexico.

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On Sundays the market place in Tepoztlan is a bedlam of colours, smells, people, free roaming donkeys and smoke. However this initial assault on the senses is only the beginning as this market is all about chillies, spice and all things hot. In this little town south of Mexico City, the steak is rubbed with chilli, the ice-cream is chilli flavour and both fresh and dried chillies are stacked on the stalls surrounding the whole place with a chilli dust that makes foreigners sneeze whilst nonchalant locals don’t even bat an eyelid. It’s a great place to try local specialities from the antojito stands. Vendors continually press and stack up fresh tortillas, grill quesadillos, steam tamales and fry fresh fish. You can also buy a bag of the Mexican speciality chapulines (grasshoppers) that are fried with chillies, garlic and lemon juice and served with lime wedges or chilli sauce. The food is good and cheap and the sights and sounds of the market more than enough entertainment while you eat.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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Rolf Bertschin is a Swiss based in Mexico for over 40 years of which 25 have lived in Tepoztlan. Is professional lithographer and have introduced to the broke-etching technique to Mexico. He is an expert on Mexico and is surely one of the people who best know the Tepozteco and its environs, thoughout his successful life has documented his knowledge and love for Tepoztlan in an extensive photographic collection. If one day visit Tepoztlan and want to know his job, buy the cards offered by different shops because they are made by him. Mr. Rolf Bertschin offers excellent accommodation at Hostal Los Pinos, you can make your reservation at the phone 01 (739 ) 39 54 568.


Can you recommend accommodation center of town that is

wonderful. So far, the only one I found is Hotel Posada

del Tepozteco.

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Hi Amelia - World Reviewer's recommended local hotels can be found on the right hand side of your screen in the Sponsored Ads section. We have quite a list of options to look into.

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