Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras, San Juan

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  • This fresh market is super small compared to what I have seen. You can buy mostly fruits and vegetable. We went for coconut water, but they only had by the 1/2 gallon no in the coconut itself. Next to...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Very helpfull people as always, Puerto Rico may be going thru alot but the people are bery humble
  • Excellent market to buy fresh and rare vegetables and fruits that sometimes you can't find elsewhere, like passion fruits, guayabas, quenepas, star fruits or rose apples. It has a barbershop, a food court with a variety of local food, and several stores dedicated to local medicines and remedies, lottery, accessories, and offices to government services. It is located at Paseo de Diego which consists of many stores throughout the street; the stores range from clothing, pharmacies, vegetable and fruit stands, restaurants and cafeterias, banks, dollar stores, mail office, bakery, party and office supllies, government service offices, public bus station that can take you up to practically any town of the island, and a train station (Rio Piedras). Both Plaza del Mercado and Paseo de Diego are one of the most cultural places in the island as you can actually see a glimpse of what life used to be like in PR, and the locals carry a lifestyle rather different from that of the city. Paseo de Diego used to have more stores, like electronics, gaming, jewelry and shoes, which used to be a very famous place for shopping due to the diversity of stores and the low prices of items, but ever since the megastores arrived, plus the decay of the economy, people stopped seeing it as they used to and more stores keep closing as years go by.
  • The Plaza del Mercado is just a reminiscence of what I remember. However, it is clean, fruits, meats and vegetables looked fresh. A few things need to be changed like the floor to avoid possible accidents.
  • Great food, huge variety, super low prices. Definitely a cultural culinary and experience. It's located in a poorer part of Rio Piedras, so don't expect flashy, glamy scenes.
  • One of the last traditional market place with that "personal and human touch", it only takes a few visits and the merchants will remember you and call you by your name. Good place for cultural travelers and tourists who wants to mix with the puertorrican roots and the influence of the Dominican culture also. And the best of all... Here you will find the best variety of souvenirs at a unbeatable price!!
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