Huaraches at the Mercado San Juan De Dios in Guadalajara.Posted: June 21, 2011
The main market in Guadalajara, San Juan De Dios probably sells the largest quantity of Huaraches than any other place in Mexico. The Mercado was my first stop in Mexico when I began this blog last year and a few weeks ago I decided to stop by and see if there were any new Huarache designs for sale.
A year on and I would say the quantity of Huaraches for sale has doubled and the quality seems to have improved also. I asked a Huarachero friend at the market about this and he agreed with me; “Huaraches have become much more popular this year”.
The Mercado mainly sells Huaraches from Sahuayo, but also many from different parts of Jalisco, almost all have already been covered on this blog.
There is a Huarache for almost everyone at San Juan De Dios.
With prices ranging from between MX$150 and MX$200 I was surprised to find this pair of fine Huaraches selling for MX$500. Called the ‘Cien Clavos” as usual the retailer would not tell me where they came from. But I was later told that they might be from Mazamitla and the Huarahero typically sets up a stand in front of the main church on Sundays..