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Plaza del Mercado

Calle Capitol at Calle Dos Hermanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-723-8022
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Ranked #10 of 38 Shopping in San Juan
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
42 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

you won't buy too much from the market itself, it mainly sells meat and produce. however, you can check out the food court at the back of the market where little English is spoken. It's kind of like cafeteria so you don't really need to be able to speak Spanish, just point out the food you want to try and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My friends and I found that La Placita is the place to be with dancing and mingling mainly at Fat Tuesday. We enjoyed it so much we came back the next night so we were there Thursday and Friday night around 8pm-1am. Going between the bars and club was fun-there was a club by Fat Tuesday that had a live... More 

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