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 a few minutes to open. Totally worth it!
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 points them out as a tourist. Parking is minimal but there is a small parking... 更多
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. Ladies were so nice and served a lot, I mean A LOT of food. Overall,... 更多
Nice place for cheap shopping. It gives you a good idea of what is locally produced: clusters of bananas, pineapples, yams, mangoes... Lot of food kiosks and other shops. Saturday is good day to get there. The main market place is surrounded by many shops and street vendors. A real out off the beaten tracks area, it is not a... 更多
Visited this place while on a cruise stop. I must say, coming from an island life, this was a very welcomed experience. To see the local "Farmers Market" was something i didnt expect as most tours dont carry you into the heart of the city. While there I was able to sample to local meats, pastries, produce and beer. Definitely... 更多
Taste local produce, food, or drinks, in this "off-the-beaten-path" market, where all the locals go to shop. Area is safe, day or night, but you know the drill, always beware of your surroundings, wherever you travel. Try a local fruit smoothie (with rum). Tasty! OK, go out and have some fun!
The market itself was not that large, but it was fun to walk around and see all of the produce. We bought several items and also had lunch at Miss Batida (it was the kiosk where the locals were purchasing their food). Lunch was very cheap -- $1 for an empanada. My sister had the beef, and I had the... 更多
Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras is a larger, more local market - different from La Placita (La Plaza del Mercado de Santurce). This one is near the University, and a bit larger than La Placita. The Rio Piedras market is interesting to visit for very local food, produce, and cheap clothes and shopping items. We barely saw any tourists,... 更多
For a wonderful non tourist experience, head to this market area in Old San Juan. Lots of locals selling their wares, and for sure the smell of fresh fish. Fun lively area at night too when the city residents come too hang out and enjoy.
Great place to hang out. People get dressed up at night and come down to party. Cheap drinks. Pina colada, a water and soda for about $5. Coming from a resort this was a STEAL. Lots of interesting things in the market. I had the best alcapurias i have ever had at a little place around the corner from the... 更多