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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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Local Market ... away from the tourist area.

Taste local produce, food, or drinks, in this "off-the-beaten-path" market, where all the locals go... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Fun Place to Buy Inexpensive Items

The market itself was not that large, but it was fun to walk around and see all of the produce. We... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2016
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 6 April 2016

Taste local produce, food, or drinks, in this "off-the-beaten-path" market, where all the locals go to shop. Area is safe, day or night, but you know the drill, always beware of your surroundings, wherever you travel. Try a local fruit smoothie (with rum). Tasty! OK,...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The market itself was not that large, but it was fun to walk around and see all of the produce. We bought several items and also had lunch at Miss Batida (it was the kiosk where the locals were purchasing their food). Lunch was very...More

Thank GarbenK
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras is a larger, more local market - different from La Placita (La Plaza del Mercado de Santurce). This one is near the University, and a bit larger than La Placita. The Rio Piedras market is interesting to visit for...More

1  Thank Wade M
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

great everything cheaper then in most mall and was walking from my hotel like 10 minuut i was a little mad because i didn't go there before i went to plaza las americas and san juan mall to expensive i loved plaza del sol and...More

4  Thank vanjudella
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

For a wonderful non tourist experience, head to this market area in Old San Juan. Lots of locals selling their wares, and for sure the smell of fresh fish. Fun lively area at night too when the city residents come too hang out and enjoy.

2  Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Great place to hang out. People get dressed up at night and come down to party. Cheap drinks. Pina colada, a water and soda for about $5. Coming from a resort this was a STEAL. Lots of interesting things in the market. I had the...More

2  Thank karenfrascati
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This isn't a place that is recommended by the hotel. There are all natives in this area, no tourists, and the place is awesome. We met two people who spoke English. The people who didn't speak English, were just as nice as well. A stall...More

2  Thank TastyMagazine
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This is an square adjoining a historic city market that still houses a produce market within. Ringing the market are numerous small bars and restaurants, most frequented by locals. On Friday evenings, crowds congregate to live music. It's located in the Condado neighborhood, south of...More

5  Thank no_place_unlike_home
Reviewed 25 May 2015

While in San Juan you should definitely visit Viejo San Juan for the local experience, good restaurants and shopping, but for the real local nightlife you have to go to Plaza del Mercado. This is about a 4 square block area of local restaurants and...More

1  Thank svletas
Reviewed 11 April 2015

(My original review wound up under plaza las americas. Sorry about that. ) This place has a lot of reasonably priced goods and local foods. Dislike: the ac was either broken or they didn't have one; which made smells from the fresh fish and butcher...More

1  Thank mesey
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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