Search items by category

The search operation returns items which belong to a MercadoLibre item's category. For more details about categories and the category hierarchy, see the guide Categories API.



By using a MercadoLibre item's category, you can retrieve a list of items which belong to it. If you are interested in defining a block size response, read the search paging article.


The search responses an array of results of items inside the category. You'll find most of the item's attributes on the result.
  "site_id": "MLA",
  "paging": {
    "total": 109720,
    "offset": 0,
    "limit": 50
  "results": [
      "classified_marc_attribute_code": "-MARC",
      "classified_mode": "classified",
      "accepts_mercadopago": true,
      "address": null,
      "attributes": [
      "available_quantity": 10,
  Use OPTIONS http method to get a JSON encoded response that will describe the API, with all the allowed methods and connections between another part of the API. It is a standard format to get API documentation.

Be part of our community