The heartbeat in the unique town of Tepoztlan is its market, which operates every day around the Plaza de Armas, in the city’s main square, with Sunday being the most popular with many shoppers visiting from outside the city. Here you can find everything from fruits, vegetables, meats, and seeds to local handicrafts such as basketry, weaving, pottery, clothing, and jewelry.
Without a doubt, the best part is in the food court where a variety of stalls offer culinary delights. The red turkey mole, the pumpkin seed mole, and the thin tamales are highly sought after around the holidays. The appetizers are extraordinary, most notably are the itacates which are buttered corncakes or gorditas topped with salsa, sour cream and cheese, the famous cecina de Yecapixtla which is salted meat served with cream, cheese, beans and avocado, and don’t forget the well known sopes or thick tortillas made of ground maize, quesadillas, tacos and pambazos, or stuffed sandwiches. And finally, how does ice cream sound? Delicious, right? This dessert is one of the best known in Tepoztlan for its variety of Mexican flavors.