Magazine article Americas Quarterly

Mexico City's Mercado Roma

Magazine article Americas Quarterly

Mexico City's Mercado Roma

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A trendy hangout for foodies and families in Mexico City is Mercado Roma, an upscale market offering everything from churros to tacos to huaraches (a dish of masa, varied toppings and queso fresco).

Launched in May 2014 and located in the hip La Roma neighborhood, the concept was born of a traditional Mexican market, but offers contemporary twists on Mexican food with special attention to artisanal, organic and local cuisine.

But the chance to sample gourmet foods isn't the only reason to visit. Mercado Roma promotes itself as a space for people to connect in a frenetic city of 9 million. Conceived by Vigilante de la Construcción and the Sacal family, their goal is to create links between people and their neighborhood. "We want people to mix, sit with strangers, and spark new conversations," Elly Van Os, the market's spokesperson, told AQ. …

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