NileGuide Expert Says:
La Placita is the best place in San Juan to get a true feel of local food and culture. Day and night, the bars and cafes churn out Latin beats, criollo delicacies, cheap drinks, and friendly smiles.
Parada 18, between Ponce de Leon and Baldorioty de Castro
00907 San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787 723 8022
Tucked into a residential neighborhood between Ponce de Leon Ave. and Baldorioty de Castro, day or night this is a great place for local food and flavor. The market is open M-S from 7 am to 6pm; pick up some local fruit and sip on fresh coconut water. On Thursday and Friday nights, locals pack the streets and bars in droves, and there are frequent concerts by local artists.