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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in San Martín Tilcajete

Jacobo & María Ángeles

Jacobo and María Ángeles have been making particularly wonderful alebrijes (colorful animal figures fashioned out of soft copal wood) for over two decades and now run a workshop providing employment for 100 villager…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Puerto Morelos

Artisans Market

The hammocks sold here differ from what you'll find elsewhere because they're created right here in Puerto Morelos by a local family that's been making them for decades. (Ask for Mauricio!) You can also buy dream ca…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in San Miguel de Allende

Galeria Atotonilco

This superb collection of Mexican handicrafts has been expertly collected and curated by an American couple who scour the country on regular trips to make sure they get the very best masks, ceramics, rugs, carvings,…
Top Choice Ceramics in Puebla

Talavera Uriarte

Unlike most of Puebla’s Talavera shops, Uriarte still makes its pottery on-site. The showroom displays a gorgeous selection of high-quality, intricately painted pieces. Founded in 1824, the company is now owned by a…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Creel

No Name Gift Shop

A group of Tarahumaras from nearby San Ignacio sell their folk art, clothing and musical instruments at this small shop. The quality is excellent and the prices more than fair. There's no sign. Look for it next to t…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Monterrey

Corredor del Arte

On Sundays, Calle Mina in the Barrio Antiguo becomes the Corredor del Arte, a wonderful combination of antiques, arts and crafts, and flea market. The whole area comes out to play and you can find one-off items amid…
Top Choice Books in Oaxaca City

Amate Books

Probably the best English-language bookstore in the country, Arnate is a joy to browse, ponder, peruse and admire – it stocks almost every in-print English-language title related to Mexico. The ideal place to idle f…
Top Choice Market in Mexico City

Mercado de la Merced

This gigantic market, Mexico City's largest, occupies four whole blocks dedicated to the buying and selling of daily needs, with photogenic displays of spices, chilies and every fresh Mexican foodstuff imaginable, f…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Toluca

Casart

This downtown location of Casart – the state organization promoting local crafts – is fantastic both for its beautiful home, set around a courtyard, and its wonderful selection of quality arts and crafts. Prices are…
Top Choice Music in Mexico City

Tianguis Cultural del Chopo

A gathering place for the city’s various youth subcultures – especially goth, metal and punk – with most of the outdoor vendor stalls selling clothes or DVDs, or offering tattooing, body piercing and hair coloring. …