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Calle de Ernesto Pugibet No. 21, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a couple travelling Mexico city and decided to visit this market on a Sunday afternoon. For some reason a lot of the shops/food counters were closed except a few. We visited one that had a really long queue (they were offering drinks whilst...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank L2938XWjenniferk
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Very big market with almost anything edible you would want. Amazing display of fish counters as well as all meats and cheese. Quite a few tiny eating booths.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tyagi
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed October 28, 2018

You will love the seafood and the exotic stuff at the market, it will really be a true mexican folklore and cultural experience... i would strongly recommend going to a pulqueria that it is just next to the market to crown this truly amazing experience

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcelino T
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It is perfect for shopping and taking pictures. A mixture of aromas, flavors and colors... a typical mexican market. I found variety of fruits, meats, cheeses, wines, tortillas, and more.. I think at good prices. I loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lucrecia_mex
Reviewed September 18, 2018

If you go to Mexico city, visiting the mercados is a must. Mercado de San Juan is more of an upscale mercado, specializing in exotic meats and food. Don't miss the tasting of chapulines and other bugs, they're actually pretty good!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank GiselleC258
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank OrangeRambler
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Lion, tiger ,wildboard,deer as well as scorpions, spiders and differents kind of warms.This market is a MUST.You can try exotoc meets bit as well imported cheses and cold meet.A very nice expresso as well.Nothing is cheep bit all wort

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mentalink
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A little expensive, but is worth the visit! Go with Guadalupe to buy seafood! You will also find excellent fruit and vegetables.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank joaquin c
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful time with Monica. Had we been through the market on our own, we would have missed out on nearly everything she had us eat and drink. We got to try so many foods, and each family member found...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Alex L
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Itta G
December 16, 2017|
Response from estherd792 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are none. But there is a very big and very good Artesanial Mercado of the same name 'San Juan' in the next street over (at Ayuntamiento 22-28).
February 8, 2017|
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Response from ArtSchmall | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it's open 7 days a week, and from early morning until late afternoon, or around 6:00 pm.
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New Year's Day - Mercado de San Juan (0 Replies)
Does anyone know if this will be open on New Year's Day? I've tried looking up info but Haven't found any info. It says it's open everyday but being New Years day it's hard to say. If anyone knows I'd really appreciate it.
December 31, 2016|
London, United Kingdom
Advice on mexico city plans please (15 Replies)
Hello fellow travellers and local experts. I am coming to Mexico for five weeks over the summer (July/August) and will be spending the first week in and around Mexico City. I have a rough idea of the things I would like to do during my stay and was hoping for any extra tips and advice. I am a woman in my mid 30's and I will be travelling alone. I absolutely love markets (food markets and handicrafts) I enjoy walking/photography/cooking/ running and soaking up the atmosphere and don't feel the...More
July 05, 2016|
Response fromtravelbugpalmer2015|
Hey Julian Thanks for your response. I will look into the running events calendar. I'm not a hardcore runner but I do occasionally like that sort of thing, I just think its a great way to start the day and hang out with some locals. I've just been looking at Xochimilco and it looks like a fun bright place to be so I will definately consider doing that. I plan on doing a self guided walking tour of the historic centre, I have no doubt i will find many things of interest. I can't wait to see...More