Arts & Culture

Mercado Artesanal: Oak Cliff's Unique Latin American Market

This Latino cultural hot spot is so much more than one thing. Explore all that Mercado Artesanal has to offer.

Rikki Rincon
Posted on Dec 22, 2017

North Oak Cliff is progressively growing and at times, faster than we can keep up with. Most recently Jefferson Blvd., which is now the epicenter of new and upcoming shops, boutique stores and java shops, a cool, contemporary art market has erected, breathing new life in the area.

Mercado Artesanal recently opened to the public with rave reviews, hosting local art and imports from Mexico and other parts of Latin America. More so, Mercado Artesanal is not just an art gallery but a destination for shopping, from eclectic jewelry, original paintings, sculptures, textiles, decorative home concepts and something special for your friends at work.


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The shopping and activities that come with this cultural experience can build one's appetite. Mercado Artesanal made sure everyone visiting would could enjoy some comida, food that makes you feel at home. Inside, discover Café Hatuey, named in honor of the sixteenth century Taino Indian Cacique (chief) who led the first organized resistance to the invading Spaniards. At Café Hatuey, you will find special coffees and cappuccinos, delicious empanadas, sandwiches and other tasty offerings.

For those of you whom are in search for something more on the spirits side of life, Café Hatuey offers select wines, beers, tequilas, mezcal and other refreshing options to satisfy your adult beverage palate.  

The market also offers Latin music and dance from local artists every Saturday night, as well as monthly workshops from artisans to share their music or art for guests to learn about their traditional techniques. 


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So make plans to visit Mercado Artesanal during the holiday season to shop some of the most beautiful hand made art, grab a bite to eat from the café, enjoy live music on the weekends and sip on your favorite beverage.