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Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras

Paseo de Diego | Rio Piedras, San Juan 00925, Puerto Rico
+1 787-763-3438
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We always make our way here we we are in Puerto Rico. We grab lunch at one of the cafes, which... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Fun evening in San Juan

We visited Plaza Del Mercado during our stay in San Juan. It was a fun evening of restaurants... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Haley R
Nashville, Tennessee
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This central market square is not merely home to a number of vendors, but this busy plaza also plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year.
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“local food” (2 reviews)
Paseo de Diego | Rio Piedras, San Juan 00925, Puerto Rico
+1 787-763-3438
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We always make our way here we we are in Puerto Rico. We grab lunch at one of the cafes, which always is used as dinner, because it's so much food. We by produce, fruit avocados etc..

Thank 03KING
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited Plaza Del Mercado during our stay in San Juan. It was a fun evening of restaurants & music.

Thank Haley R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The majority of the reviews and pictures are from Placita del Mercado in Santurce. This is a listing for the market in Rio Piedras. Rio Piedras Market has a long street of shops selling all sort of items. The main market hall has a food...More

2  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is my husband's first stop on every visit to PR. The market consists of blocks of shops where items can be found for pennies on the dollar. This is usually where the locals are so there is no tourist mark up. The central plaza...More

1  Thank RC-RC07
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fantastic open air market. It is slightly off the beaten path, so you get local prices, top quality produce and great street food. We were there for the fruit and Batidas and were very happy with them. We got there at 6:00am and it took...More

Thank gibsongirl104
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is certainly an excellent place to go if you want to immerse yourself in the culture and get acquainted with the locals. However, the market is certainly in a poorer part of San Juan. I would certainly not recommend that anyone take anything that...More

1  Thank lindahdzflores
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

More than 30 years have passed since I visited the Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras. It is as authentic as you can imagine years ago and still is. We had lunch at C11-Cafetería Sabor Latino. Food was delicious as as well as customer service....More

1  Thank Madeline B
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Had to have 2 cops give me the correct address here because Trip Advisor has it listed wrong. Upon arriving, we were greeted by an overwhelming odor of urine, expired fruits, and closed shops. Apparently they are mostly closed until Thursday-Sunday, but I cannot imagine...More

2  Thank Kbb125
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Nice place for cheap shopping. It gives you a good idea of what is locally produced: clusters of bananas, pineapples, yams, mangoes... Lot of food kiosks and other shops. Saturday is good day to get there. The main market place is surrounded by many shops...More

Thank BenParis_France
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Visited this place while on a cruise stop. I must say, coming from an island life, this was a very welcomed experience. To see the local "Farmers Market" was something i didnt expect as most tours dont carry you into the heart of the city....More

1  Thank Mr242
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Bonita G
18 October 2016|
Response from Madeline B | Reviewed this property |
I have always known this place as La Plaza del Mercado. Not sure if it is called La Placita now.
Matt J
26 April 2016|
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Response from GarbenK | Reviewed this property |
This is a distance from the cruise ships, so your best bet will be a taxi. We were staying in San Juan and got there via the city bus and the train, but the bus system is not that reliable (we waited for two hours for the... More
25 November 2015|
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Response from maldo-montalvo | Reviewed this property |
Mostly restaurants and bars.If you want to shop clothes and stuff go to Old SanJuan,Plaza Las Americas or The Great Mall of San Juan.All have nice Restaurants and Bars as well. I'd say Plaza del Mercado is more of a cool... More