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Address: Located on Jose de Diego in the Rio Piedras District of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-723-8022
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: 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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Rio Piedras Mercado

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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78 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

"La Placita" as it is known among islanders, is one of the best hangout spots on the island. During the day it may be a regular market but at night it transforms into a very lively entertainment area. Friday nights are the most popular and it gets really really crowded. Everyone hanging out on the streets and inside the many... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very local crowd. Grate architecture a few little restorants arond it with local flavor at good value. Weekend evenings gets buzzing. Dont expect much and you will have a nice time.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We checked out La Placida to get a bit of salsa dancing and the San Juan night life. We had a blast! In between the typical island brief rain showers where everyone would huddle under awnings, we danced, drank, and laughed the night away. I had locals helping me learn how to salsa dance and generally showed us a great... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Give yourself plenty of time to check out all the vendors! We loaded up on fresh fruit and then had empanadas which were delicious!

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Hacienda Heights, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Farmers market by day - block party at night! I think if I had to pick the best thing we did in PR, this would be it! The dinner at Le Popular restuarant was great and the waiter (who does not speak English) helped us get what we needed! Their mofongo was by far the BEST in Puerto Rico. We... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend who had lived in PR for some time. It is THE place to go on Friday nights. If you want to enjoy the local culture, lively music, beautiful people, and great food, this is the place to be. We have been there on two trips and visited the plaza both times. We will... More 

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Helen, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Only some vendors with little bit of fruits and meat. The fruits are more expensive than US markets. The pineapple are $5-6 ea and mangos $3ea. The foods in food court are not that good. Don't waste your time here!

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