Diableros run around carrying crazy amounts of merchandise, its only 4:00 am in thr morning, but this market is awake and filled with chefs, restaurant owners, small markets vendors, trucks, taco stalls and mountains of veggies, moles, fruits, cheeses, hams, and everything you can imagine.
This market holds 80% of Mexico City food and is so big that you need a car to move around and find waterer ypu need to buy. Its prohibited to take pictures, if you try to do it the vendors will start making noises with their mouths and soon a policeman will reach you and ask for the permission. At this market crazy amounts of cash circulate every day, and all the business owners are afraid of kidnap, so is better to put your camera down and enjoy the crazy combination of colors, noises and merchandise pille up in this concrete giant called Central de abasto.
After walking around and eating some amazing Mexican snacks, we will head up to La Viga, the biggest fish market in the city, shrimps, red snappers, mussels, oysters and sharks pilled in crushed ice are waiting for chefs and fish resellers to come and choose the best pieces, walk around and eat some fresh sea food while te sun slowly arrives.
1. Visit Central de Abasto and La Viga
2. Hotel Pick-up and drop-off (centrally located hotels)
3. Taste amazing mexican snacks where workers and vendors eat
4. Everything is included, put down your wallet and enjoy