Mercado de San Juan

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Mercado de San Juan
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taili
Las Vegas, NV229 contributions
Mercado de San Juan actually exists in two different locations about 4 blocks apart. This is the address for one of them, the other is at the Salta de Agua Metro stop. Both of them are good for finding vegetables and such. This location is better for seafood, Salta des Agua is better for beef and chicken. Salta des Agua is also a great place to have a "real" Mexico City lunch. We have eaten at many of the little cafes. Most of them start with a bowl of soup regardless of what you want to order, and they don't take your order for an entre until after you have finished your soup. If you aren't too adventurous, I recommend the "filet de pescado empanazada" fried fish filet. And you can always ask for rice, beans and tortillas. All for a great price!
Written August 4, 2021
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Alice S
2 contributions
Couples
My husband and I walked to this market on a weekday morning. The displays of fish are amazing! Meats and chickens and turkeys are hanging from hooks. We watched one fish merchant cut up a red snapper for a chef. We sampled excellent coffee and breads. This is a working market with great color and energy.
Written January 6, 2020
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Katiestirl
Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
Friends
San Juan market is the oldest and
most exotic in Mexico City. There's everything that
comes to your imagination. All king of meat( ostrich,
crocodile and etc) and seafood, exotic fruits .. just
name it. As a snack you can try tarantulas, scorpions,
and all kinds of creepy
crawlies... It just a place you have to visit at least once
in CDMX
Written July 1, 2022
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James R
Alameda, CA11 contributions
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
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
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
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
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, Arizona1,246 contributions
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, USA1,061 contributions
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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