Top Choice Music in Mexico City

Tianguis Cultural del Chopo

Gathering place for the city’s various youth subcultures, with most of the vendor stalls selling clothes, DVDs and CDs. At the far end of the market is a concert stage for young-and-hungry bands. The main entrance i…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mexico City


This government-run crafts store sells quality wares from around Mexico, such as Olinalá-produced lacquered boxes and black pottery from Oaxaca. Another branch is at Mixcoac. Prices are fixed.
Food in Mexico City

Dulcería de Celaya

Candy store operating since 1874, with candied fruits and coconut-stuffed lemons. Worth a look just for the ornate building.
Antiques in Mexico City

Bazar de la Roma

East of Avenida Cuauhtémoc, this market has used and antique items, large and small: books, beer trays, posters and furniture. A similar antiques and art market runs along Álvaro Obregón on the same days.
Market in Mexico City


The mother of all street markets is a maze of semipermanent stalls spreading east and north from La Lagunilla, with miles of clothes, pirated CDs, DVDs and electronics. Also known as a thieves’ market for its smuggl…
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City

Bazar Sábado

The Saturday bazaar showcases some of Mexico’s best handcrafted jewelry, woodwork, ceramics and textiles. Artists and artisans also display their work in Plaza San Jacinto itself and in adjacent Plaza Tenanitla.
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City

Centro de Artesanías La Ciudadela

A favorite destination for good stuff from all over Mexico. Worth seeking out are Oaxaca alebrijes (whimsical painted animals), guitars from Paracho and Huichol beadwork. Prices are generally fair, even before you b…
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City

Galería Eugenio

Sells more than 4000 masks from all over the country; it’s in the Lagunilla market area.
Arts & Crafts in Mexico City

Mercado Insurgentes

Packed with crafts – silver, pottery, leather, carved wooden figures – but you’ll need to bargain to get sensible prices.
Drinks in Mexico City

La Europea

Get reasonably priced tequila, mezcal and wine at this well-stocked liquor store.