Mercado La Merced

Market in Riobamba

The women hawking hornado (whole roast pig) put on a pretty hard sell, yelling out for your attention and offering samples. If you can stand the pressure and you’re up for dining with flayed Wilburs on every side, then the market is fun and interesting. Wash it down with a batido (fruit shake; $1) made with ice from Volcán Chimborazo.