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Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras

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One of the nicer Plaza's

This place was very well taken care of. We were shocked at the number of stores that we recognized... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Morgantown, West Virginia
Great Fruit, Local Open Air Market

Fantastic open air market. It is slightly off the beaten path, so you get local prices, top... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2017
Culpeper, Virginia
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Mar 7, 2018
“One of the nicer Plaza's”
Jan 3, 2018
“Fresh food ”
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.
Paseo de Diego | Rio Piedras, San Juan 00925, Puerto Rico
+1 787-763-3438
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This place was very well taken care of. We were shocked at the number of stores that we recognized in this mall. Prices were not the greatest but thy were not out of this world either.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Mehylander
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a fresh food market located in the heart of santidad. This is also right next to what they call la Placita where you find the best nightlife.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank rauld81
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We always make our way here we we are in Puerto Rico. We grab lunch at one of the cafes, which always is used as dinner, because it's so much food. We by produce, fruit avocados etc..

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 03KING
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We visited Plaza Del Mercado during our stay in San Juan. It was a fun evening of restaurants & music.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Haley R
Reviewed May 2, 2017

The majority of the reviews and pictures are from Placita del Mercado in Santurce. This is a listing for the market in Rio Piedras. Rio Piedras Market has a long street of shops selling all sort of items. The main market hall has a food...More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is my husband's first stop on every visit to PR. The market consists of blocks of shops where items can be found for pennies on the dollar. This is usually where the locals are so there is no tourist mark up. The central plaza...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank RC-RC07
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Fantastic open air market. It is slightly off the beaten path, so you get local prices, top quality produce and great street food. We were there for the fruit and Batidas and were very happy with them. We got there at 6:00am and it took...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank gibsongirl104
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This is certainly an excellent place to go if you want to immerse yourself in the culture and get acquainted with the locals. However, the market is certainly in a poorer part of San Juan. I would certainly not recommend that anyone take anything that...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank lindahdzflores
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

More than 30 years have passed since I visited the Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras. It is as authentic as you can imagine years ago and still is. We had lunch at C11-Cafetería Sabor Latino. Food was delicious as as well as customer service....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Madeline B
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Had to have 2 cops give me the correct address here because Trip Advisor has it listed wrong. Upon arriving, we were greeted by an overwhelming odor of urine, expired fruits, and closed shops. Apparently they are mostly closed until Thursday-Sunday, but I cannot imagine...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Kbb125
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Bonita G
October 17, 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
April 25, 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