Ode to the natural

With the imposing mount Tepozteco rising as a backdrop, in front of the colonial church in the center of one of the most emblematic Magical Towns in Mexico, there is a traditional farmers market where men and women bring their harvest to sell. It’s the ideal place to buy organic food at reasonable prices.


It’s also one of the most famous spots for breakfast and lunch in the whole state of Morelos. There are several rows of prepared typical food stands: pozole (hominy soup), pancita (tripe), cecina tacos (a local specialty of salted dried meat), and delicious quesadillas made from freshly prepared dough hot from the griddle. Of course, you can choose from an interesting array of fillings: grilled mushrooms, chicken or meat tinga, potatoes with strips of chiles, picadillo (meat hash), and some classic choices such as squash blossoms, nopales (prickly pear pads), and the seasonal delicacy huitlacoche (corn fungus). Not to be missed in this market are the itacates (inflated corn dough triangles split and filled with cheese or other ingredients). 

Address: Town center of Tepoztlán, in front of the Church of La Natividad

City: Tepoztlán, Morelos

For more information:

Council for the Promotion of Tourism