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Plaza del Mercado

Address: Calle Capitol at Calle Dos Hermanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-723-8022
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: This central market square is not merely home to a number of vendors, but this busy plaza also...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: 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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 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
1 review
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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Hampton, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

OMG! This was the first stop on the agenda to go to La placita for dancing in the streets. I had so much fun!!! It was so relaxing and a cool vibe. The people of Puerto Rico are so welcoming and helped us with salsa lessons. The best night the locals say is Thursday and Friday. We went on a... More 

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Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I have been there numerous times and it has reduced in vendor size each time. The product is better purchased at a street vendor along the side of the road. The prices are also better by the street vendor

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charlotte, nc
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190 reviews 190 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have read many of the great reviews about the awesome night life, local shopping, food, etc. Because I was traveling with my 74 year old mom, we went in the day (thinking we could have some of the same experience). In the day, it is just that, a local market. There were a few vendors selling fruit and vegetables,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were on a cruise boat and wanted to get away from the crowds and see Puerto Ricans. I also seek out fresh food markets to see the different fruits, vegetables, spices, protein sources, etc. in a place. This was a disappointment and a little sketchy. There was some beef butchering and fruit stands within the market itself, but it... More 

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