Mercado San Juan de Dios

Mexican Markets

Markets are the heart of every Mexican town. Not only do they serve as places to do your grocery shopping but they also serve as community centers where you go to meet with friends and to eat a meal.

Vendor Selling "Nopal" at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Vendor Selling “Nopal” at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Shopping for Vegetables at The Market
Shopping for Vegetables at The Market

A Visual Walkthrough

Take a visual walkthrough of the Mercado San Juan de Dios, one of the two principal traditional markets in San Miguel de Allende. The photos were taken on an early January morning just as the market was coming to life for the day.

Greens For Sale at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Greens For Sale at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Woman Shopping at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Woman Shopping at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Inside the San Juan de Dios Market
Inside the San Juan de Dios Market

Food Stalls

Every market has food stalls which are worth a visit for great homestyle meals at very reasonable prices. One of the specialties at Doña Raque is pancita, a dish similar to menudo.

Doña Raque Food Stall at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Doña Raque Food Stall at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
"Pancita," One of the House Specialties
“Pancita,” One of the House Specialties
Cook in the Kitchen at The Doña Roque Food Stall
Cook in the Kitchen at The Doña Raque Food Stall
In the Kitchen at the Doña Raque Food Stall at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
In the Kitchen at the Doña Raque Food Stall
Food Stall at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Another Food Stall at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Fruits and Vegetables Displayed for Sale
Fruits and Vegetables Displayed for Sale

Displays

The displays at the market are always a visual treat. There is a saying in Spanish, “de la vista nace el amor” which roughly translates as “love begins at first sight.” Competition at every market is stiff and each vendor works hard to entice you.

Fruit and Vegetable Vendor at the San Juan de Dios Market
Fruit and Vegetable Vendor
Vegetable Display
Vegetable Display
Mercado San Juan de Dios
Mercado San Juan de Dios
Prepared Foods For Sale at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Prepared Foods For Sale
Cleaned Nopal For Sale at the Mercado San Juan de Dios
Cleaned “Nopal” and “Tunas” For Sale
Vegetables on Display
Vegetables on Display

Visiting the Market

If you are interested in visiting the San Juan de Dios market, it is located about six blocks and a 10-minute walk from the “Jardín,” the main Plaza in San Miguel de Allende. The address is Indio Triste 14B. The hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.

Pictures of the San Juan de Dios Market by Andrés Carnalla.

Other Mexican Markets

2 comments… add one
  • What a colorful journey through the market! I can just smell the sweet fruit, and the wonderfully cooked meals. I live in San Miguel, and in some ways, seeing the market in pictures shows its beauty even more than being there in person.

    Thanks for the visual tour!

  • James

    Is there a tattoo artist / body piercer in San Juan de Diosmercado

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