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Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras

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Address: Paseo de Diego | Rio Piedras, San Juan 00925, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-763-3438
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This central market square is not merely home to a number of vendors, but...

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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Great place to visit to have fun and eat good!

Besides the parking problem,visiting LA PLACITA is always fun.You have so many options,All kinds of food restaurants and bars to your like.This time of the year is the best... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Besides the parking problem,visiting LA PLACITA is always fun.You have so many options,All kinds of food restaurants and bars to your like.This time of the year is the best because the temperature is cool.When you visit,head to COCO DE LUIS for your first drink and take it from there to where you want to continue,a restaurant or another Bar!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 canton mall great cheaper and nice at bayamon

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 best alcapurias i have ever had at a little place around the corner from the... More 

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Columbia, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 owner pulled us behind his counter, peeled and cut an orange for us to taste.... More 

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Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the interstate, and is a welcome respite from the tourist scene. Not far from the... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bars serving every kind of cocktail you can think of, local Puerto Rican food, comida... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 places a bit over whelming.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

I recently went to Plaza del Mercado last weekend, on a Friday night and from blocks away we could hear the salsa music and what sounded like a mass crowd of people! When we arrived, it was absolutely breathtaking, food carts all around, dancing in the streets, numerous bars with outside sidewalk sitting areas. As this is more of a... More 

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Some of the photos on this site are for a different market called la Plaza del Mercado Santurce. The Rio Piedras Market is located on Jose de Diego in the Rio Piedras district of San Juan. It has a food court where you can sample the Puerto Rican foods and enjoy the fresh smoothies. We went on Saturday and the... More 

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