The Monday Market in San Antonio Tlayacapan

October 21, 2019

Every week I head to the Monday market in our village of San Antonio Tlayacapan. The market is held from 10 to 12:30 at the Sunrise Restaurant. The restaurant is closed on Monday so its interior and patio are taken over by the market vendors.

I mostly buy vegetables and fermented foods but there are always lots of goodies to tempt me. Today I came home with some baklava along with beet kvass, ginger juice, kale, and some valerian capsules to hopefully help my sleep. Lots of people love the prepared foods available – remember that many people have tiny kitchens and may have been used to buying frozen meals when they lived in their home countries. They love the convenience, I’m sure. Paul sometimes buys pot pies and empanadas but we mostly go for the vegetables.

Below are pictures from the market today. I probably took photos of about two thirds of the sellers. There is also a much bigger market on Tuesdays in West Ajijic. I seldom go to that one as it is far from me but one of these days I’ll go and take some pictures so you can see it for yourself.

These markets are different from the tianguis on Monday in Chapala and Wednesday in Ajijic that are more traditional Mexican markets. Those have mainly fresh produce and meats, small food stalls, traditional clothing and household goods like sewing and kitchen supplies. I have written about the Wednesday tianguis, here.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Can’t seem to read this post – photos are all “on top of each other” with just a slice of next photo showing. I am trying to read this on my old I-pad so maybe that could be the problem. Thanks for any help

      1. I am looking at it on my ipad mini and also my android phone and it looks fine, I think it might be something with your ipad, unfortunately. Good luck.

    1. Thanks for this post. One reason I like visiting other places in Mexico is to walk through local markets. Even though we have a roving tianguis in the area, it offers very little food or produce for sale — and we certainly have nothing like the markets of Patzcuaro. It is a good reminder that this country has many faces.

      1. I didn’t see her yesterday, also the people selling figs, blueberries, raspberries and asparagus weren’t there either!

    1. What a lovely market. Makes meant to visit just to check it out. How fortunate for everyone in your area to have such a wonderful place to visit every week.

      1. Hi Contessa, there are several great “organic-ish” markets every week plus several traditional tianguis. The berries are amazing, this is a great berry growing area. And figs! Asparagus! Really great produce.

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