Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Market Day

At a Glance

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

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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.

Street View

Address

Calle Revolución by the bullring Ajijic

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

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