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Aug 24, 2009 08:52 PM

New Maxwell Street Market any good?

Hey all, I'm planning to go to this market come Sunday....what kinda stuff is there for eating in terms of street food? is it any good or is it more a shopping kinda place?

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  1. It'sa busy market-area. Aside from the Whte Palace, most of the food offerings will be Mexican. There may be 20 or more food stalls selling "sreet food" as one might find in Northern Mexico cities/towns. I'm not a fan of most of the food offerings at the market, though - but I'm probably in the minority when it comes to that question. Wander about, try the food that looks interesting (if you prefer Mexican food), and make up your own mind.

    1. The market is essentially a huge flea market . . . but there is also a section devoted largely to food stands - including seating (although you can typically find items for cooking Mexican food throughout). I happen to think there is outstanding, authentic Mexican food to be found. My favorites:

      Rubi's (tacos al pastor)
      Tamal Oaxaca (tamales)
      Rico's Huaraches (huaraches)
      Manolo's (tacos al pastor and pork in red or green mole)
      Lencho's (tacos)

      For more info, see this very detailed post:

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      1. re: BRB

        Among the other things, try to get your hands on a oaxacan tamal or two

        1. re: BRB

          Terrific pupusas in the Salvadoran booth.
          Fresh (and some of the best around) churros in the truck.

        2. It's the best Mexican food in town.

          1. dont forget the ojo tacos which i believe are served by Tito's Tacos (run by Jose and Mario)