Unfortunately for us, in Denver the only thing that comes remotely close to a mercado is one of the various small, over-priced, social hangout, farmer's markets - like on Pearl Street, Bel Mar, East High or (gasp!) Cherry Creek. While they too have fresh produce, it comes with a hefty price tag. Ben will never forget about the time he bought a organic cucumber for $2. Yikes!
On the contrary, at the mercado we could get 8 cucumbers (probably more depending on your bartering skills) for $2.
Sure there are certain things we're not quite brave enough to buy yet (like any meat product), but with time we'll see. Until then, we'll be enjoying our fresh fruits & veggies!
Check out the loot we scored today - all for less than $4.