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Mercado de San Juan

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Address: Calle de Ernesto Pugibet No. 21, Mexico City, Mexico
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US$75.00*
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San Juan Market Shopping and Cooking Tour in Mexico City
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Mexico City Markets Tour: La Merced, Sonora and San Juan Markets
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Mexico City Food and Local Markets Walking Tour

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Great photo opportunities

This closes at 5pm so make sure you get to it in time, ideally mid day or so. We arrived late but enough stalls were open for us to great photo opportunities you can't get back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This closes at 5pm so make sure you get to it in time, ideally mid day or so. We arrived late but enough stalls were open for us to great photo opportunities you can't get back home. Dead animals being sold included scorpions (some still alive), beetles, worms, deer, baby pigs, large ducks, fish, cows, etc. Also colorful stalls full... More 

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Toronto
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724 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this market located not far from the historical centre. It is bustling with fruit, meat, fish and many eateries where the locals were sitting eating. The outside is in a horrible shape with the facade being redone. However it is quite bright and clean on the inside.

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Thank TorontoMusicman
Tijuana, Mexico
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inside this market is probably the best coffee in Mexico City: Café Triana. Plus, you get the chance to see a local market with all of Mexico's different ingredients, meats, spices, foods, etc. Go!

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Thank AriostoManrique
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I just love this food market. We went on Sunday at 11 am and wasn't that busy so have the time to explore around. We have our own fisherman, Mr. Sergio at El Puerto de Santander, we have been going with him since long time ago and its a guarantee of fresh products. You must bring cash, no credit/debit cards... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This market is absolutely amazing and the people are so friendly, it is a foodie dream come true and the prices compared to the US is fantastic. Lots of fresh produce, meats and fish and lots of cheeses and cured meats to be sampled. It can be crowded and may be a culture shock for some people but it just... More 

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Thank debbie9121
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

huge selection of freshly butchered Meat, freshly caught seafood, vegetables of all types, deli stalls, snacks....... unbelievable! We were here for almost two hours, walking the aisles, in complete awe. We had insanely good tapas, with a glass of red Spanish wine for a few pesos. Great place for a snack, and shopping for unusual seasonings, condiments, etc

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Thank Mike A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visited the food market with some friends for lunch and was totally blown away by the food and experience. The market is an absolute cornucopia of foods of every description and origin and as you step into the market the sights, sounds and smells offer a delightful assault on the senses. Taking time to wander around we stopped for... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It's kindof a maze...but a great place. Lots of fresh produce, little desserts, coffee, and places to eat. I felt relatively safe, and it was a reasonable walk to Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Zócalo.

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We walked a good distance from our hotel to the Mercado de San Joan, but the shops along the streets were interesting to browse as we walked. I had been looking for a man's shoulder bag, and found a few shops that had them. I found one that was big enough to hold an umbrella, a bottle of water, my... More 

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Thank ArtSchmall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great diversity of foods, from chinese vegetables to indian spices to crocodile hamburgers (eek!). Beautiful fruits and wide variety if cheeses. Great visit!

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This beautiful park was once the playground for the wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander around admiring the charming gardens and the sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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