Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Market Day

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Shop local & purchase your weekly groceries while joining in a tradition that goes back to indigenous times.

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Note: Due to the coronavirus, the tianguis in Ajijic and other towns are suspended indefinitely until further notice.

Market day goes back to pre-Hispanic times when covered weekly markets would sell food and goods in villages across Mexico. Today it still carries the same ancient Nahuatl name tianguis (tii-AHNG-ghees).

Many women and men go each week, where you can eat delicious tacos de barbacoa for breakfast, get your grocery shopping done, and run into everyone you know who’s doing the same.

In Chapala, the tianguis happen every Monday; in Ajijic on Wednesdays; and in Jocotepec on Thursdays. You can get fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, the best and brightest yellow chicken you’ve seen, cheeses, clothes, shoes, jewelry, and folk art.

Last updated March 17, 2020

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Due to the coronavirus, many businesses are now closed. Many restaurants now only have takeout/delivery. See the home delivery list.*

Market day in Ajijic happens every Wednesday from around 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wed8:00 am -3:00 pm

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