Posted on Jun 23, 2020

La Placita

Restaurant and Bar-Hopping in La Placita
La Placita de Santurce is a hub for great restaurants, intriguing bars, and all-night salsa dancing.

For over a century, la Plaza del Mercado de Santurce, colloquially known as La Placita, has served as the farmer's market of the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan. During the day when the main building is open, stands overflow with fruits and vegetables. There's a tobacco kiosk (look up to see the longest cigar in the world hanging from the rafters), a butcher, and Puerto Rican restaurants serving lunch. The pace of life is slow, older folks sit around the square playing dominos. But when the sun goes down and the main building shutters its doors, the streets around La Placita come to life. Locals and visitors arrive in droves and music starts to play around every corner. In just a few city blocks, you'll find high-end restaurants and bars next to chinchorros, craft cocktails and Medalla beer, people dancing salsa in the streets, and so much more.
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