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All about Mercado Chen Bech in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Markets


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Author: Tobias

Mercado Chen Bech is located on the eastern edge of the city center. You’ll find all kinds of typical Yucatecan food. Mercado Chen Bech in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.4km away from Casa Loltún. It is located in the city center of Mérida. You walk a bit longer, but you can easily get there on foot.





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Mercado del Chen Bech. "Kúuchil koonol Chen-Bech", Calle 57, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko





+52 999 922 3627


1.4km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


No entry fee

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Google Rating:

average rating is 4.4 out of 5, based on 969 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Thursday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Friday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Saturday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sunday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Mercado Chen Bech

Mercado Chen Bech (in Mayan: Kúuchil koonol Chen-Bech) is located on the eastern edge of the Centro on the corner of Calle 40A and Calle 57.

You can find the Chen Bech Market two blocks away from the Universidad de las Artes de Yucatán, situated at the northern tip of the expansive Gran Parque La Plancha.

Chen Bech (alternatively spelled Chem Bech) means "bird's nest". You’ll find in the small market all kinds of typical Yucatecan food (meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, fresh juices and so on).

There are also flowers, some toys, clothing and other items at this cozy small farmers market. At the entrance area are some food stalls. Prices seem to be a bit higher than other markets in Mérida and there are no parking spaces nearby.

There are 100 different stalls and sales areas. Some of them are outside, directly facing the street, while most are indoors. The origins of the market date back to the late 19th century. The last major renovation of the market hall was in 2014.

Visiting and shopping in one of Mérida's markets is always an experience, and the noise, bustle and different flavours of the food are an essential part of the atmosphere.

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Parque del Chembech

A few meters away is the Parque del Chembech. With its four trees, one shrub, two benches, two love seats and a mini fountain in the middle, it is probably one of the smallest "parks" in Mérida. And for once, there is no church nearby.


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