Mercado de San Juan
Mercado de San Juan
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Cuauhtémoc District
How to get there
  • Salto del Agua • 4 min walk
  • San Juan de Letrán • 5 min walk
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James R
Alameda, CA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Had a beautiful lunch at Puerto de Angel Marisceria in the Mercado today. Lovely raw tuna ceviche and fish filet with guayaba agua Fresca and a beer and a mescal ‘compliments of the house’. Super nice people, super good food, good prices
Written May 15, 2022
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TravelQueenie365
Singapore, Singapore704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
- There are a lot of pretentious tapas/gourmet sandwich bars in the market. I personally do not like it but i know it is an attraction. I have to say even though i did not like the gourmet stalls, i actually loved the sandwiches! We ordered a french baguette sandwich and the guy at the bar offered us a few glass of red wine each. That is how generous the mexicans are!

- This is quite an overpriced food market, a little upper class even though it looks like any mercado. It is catered for younger crowds really. Most of the stalls are selling imported gourmet items like foie gras, cheese, wine, ham, pates and roast turkey, Goods range from made in america or france etc.

- A few seafood stalls are selling cerviche and seafood salad but pretty overpriced. Around 120 pesos for a plate of seafood salad.

- Highlight of the market? When exit market, head to Lopez street and you will find all the local taco shops or Taqueria you ever wanted in your life. They are fresh, delicious and very cheap. Sit down on the chair with the locals, have a chat with them and enjoy your tacos. 15 pesos for a huge taco, amazing aye?

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Written December 7, 2014
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Grousedoctor
Plattsburgh, NY574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First visit to Mexico City? Well then, the Mercado San Juan is a good place to get introduced to the atmosphere of the Mexican market. It's small enough to be manageable (without being overwhelmed) and large enough to let you sense why the mercado is so important in the daily lives of neighborhood residents. Although the market is located close enough to the Centro Historico to walk there, you can also jump the metro and get off at Salto de Agua. In addition to the typical food products sold in most markets, San Juan also offers a number of very acceptable eateries. A number of vendors sell a delicious caldo de camaron or shrimp soup. From the market, head down Lopez Street. It's an interesting neighborhood filled with some of the best taquerias in town. If you've been wanting to try pulque, a fermented drink made from the maguay or agave plant, you'll find a hoping pulqueria just one block to the west at Aranda 30 - Las Duelistas. Be warned that it's a popular hangout for college students so it's likely to be crowded. Finally, interested in some mole? The wonderful little fonda La Lupita can be found on Delicias Street. Their chicken mole or mole enchiladas are to die for. True to their Oaxacan roots, the mole prepared here may be the best to be found in DF.
Written March 21, 2013
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audiracmichelle
Mexico City, Mexico1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
I'm a local. I don't think this place should be considered a touristic attraction. It's pretty dirty and in terms of local prices, this place is not cheap for what it is. Merchants raise prices up to three times the value of the products they sell. I didn't feel safe or happy to be there.
Written September 26, 2017
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OrangeRambler
Los Angeles, CA51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
If you came to Mexico to eat zebra, ants, and wild boar, THIS IS YOUR PLACE! Or if you came to Mexico to see a mexican market, minus the dirt, the smell, the poor people, the hustle and bustle, the soul, then THIS IS YOUR PLACE! But then, if you're looking for some really tasty seafood street food, THIS IS YOUR PLACE! We found a tasty little nook serving shrimp and octopus ceviche on tostado tortillas - turned out to be one of the yummiest and funnest places we ate on our trip!!!
Written September 10, 2018
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
If you tend to stick to foods you know instead of trying something new, this may not be the place for you. Except for the fruits, which were fresh and delicious, there are things like whole skinned pigs, bugs preserved in salt with spices like garlic, and more things that you'll probably only want to try if you're an adventurous eater. If you are, I'd suggest coming mid-to-late morning and staying for several hours of grazing, watching, and enjoying all of the aromas.

At least one review called this a typical Mexican market. I wouldn't say so. Our guide (from Estacion Mexico Tours, which has excellent guides and good prices) told us that, in Aztec times, there were big markets that everyone came to for everything -- for instance, furniture and live trees. When the Spaniards conquered, they decided the big markets were an insurrection threat. So they closed the big markets and spread markets out to different parts of the city. Each market specialized in something different. Those same market types are still in the places they were 500 years ago or so... in some cases, at least. This market specializes in exotic foods (and some pretty standard foods like cheese and fruit are there too).

The whole neighborhood is full of all kinds of foods, from pre-Columbian (like the bugs) to 20th century (we went to a small family restaurant that has only one thing: their own style of mole (a sauce that comes in many styles). The guide said that the neighborhood is becoming much more touristy and has lots of AirBNBs, so you could probably stay somewhere and graze to your heart's content.
Written December 19, 2018
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Marc U
New York City, New York, USA1,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Just a short walk from Palacio de Bellas Artes is one of the best places in the city to go for Mexican street food. The market is packed full of locals buying fruits and meats similar in style to markets you find in other countries like Vietnam’s Cho Ben Thanh, or Barcelona’s Mercado de La Boqueria, or Peru’s Mercado San Pedro. According to Wikipedia the market caters to foodies and chefs alike. Just follow the crowd and order what everyone else did; it is sure to be some of the best street food in the city.
Written March 25, 2015
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MTorre
Mexico City, Mexico2,830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This market used to be the place to find the chefs and foodies from all the city. Plan your visit to eat in one of the many cheese and meat stands. They even pour you some house wine.
Written February 8, 2015
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CestLeVie
Penrith, Australia308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
So, obviously a fresh food market will have something to eat, but not only foods to take home and cook.
Inside are also a list of small cafe/restaurants offering different to traditional cuisine.
I had the best baguette of cheese and salad with a glass of red wine at a small stall/cafe/deli called La Holandesa.
But around me were stalls selling everything.
If you are looking for fresh seafood, vegetables, or ingredients for Asian cooking then here is the place to come.
It is very easy to walk from the market to the Mercado Cuiadela (Artesenal market)
Written August 6, 2019
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Woody T
Moraga, CA153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A unique place, for sure. Every meat and fish you can imagine, "up close and personal". If you're queasy about blood or raw meat, this is not your place. If I lived in CDMX, I would go to this market to get fresh fish and meat at great prices. More locals than tourists, which I liked. Loved the variety of insects! Fun and very different----just down the street from Cuidadela, a fun arts and crafts shopping place.
Written January 29, 2020
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