Colorful Market Square has the feel of a small Mexican downtown plaza, where food booths, retail kiosks, artist stalls, street performers, and musicians gather on weekends or pleasant spring and summer days. Ballet folklórico dancers or mariachi bands at local festivals are held here throughout the year. Inside the adjacent El Mercado building, a mall of Mexican import vendors re-creates an authentic border-style marketplace where you can buy everything from huge sombreros and Mexican vanilla to scorpion-inlaid paperweights; you’ll find a few high-quality stores, including Galería Ortiz, here too. In addition to food stalls, two popular Mexican restaurants edge Market Square, including Mi Tierra.
San Antonio› Attraction
Bounded by Commerce, Santa Rosa, and Dolorosa sts. and I-35.Hours El Mercado and Farmers’ Market Plaza summer daily 10am–8pm; winter daily 10am–6pm; restaurants and some shops open later. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec 25, Jan 1, and Easter. Transportation
Bus: VIVA line 301Phone 210/207-8600 Prices Free admission Web site Market Square
Map514 W. Commerce St San Antonio TX 78207 USA San Antonio
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