Mercado Cerrado

Market in Latacunga

Latacunga’s large markets are quite utilitarian, but that’s what makes them interesting. The food stalls on the second floor of the Mercado Cerrado (indoor market) are a great place to to sample local specialties such as chugchucaras (a fried pork dish; $1.25 to $2). Stalls spill out into the plazas around the intersection of Echeverría and Amazonas.