Historic Market Square San Antonio

514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Explore over 100 locally owned shops and stalls, all at a festive indoor mall famously described as the largest Mexican market outside Mexico...


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  • Joel V.

    Featuring the largest Mexican market in the U.S., the Market Square provides a variety of dining, shopping and festivals.

    Joel Valdez · January 11, 2012
  • Chris S.

    It's a big flea market with several vendors. They're really friendly, and you can attempt to barter prices. Some have really great things, some junk, but a great & colorful experience.

    Chris Smith · June 13, 2010
  • Randy B.

    Definitely enjoy breakfast at Mi Tierra early if you can. Just the decorations inside are worth the trip. Read more

    Randy Bear · February 23, 2010
  • Chris C.

    Be sure to buy an "Aguas fresca" from one of the vendors. I love watermelon flavor.

    Chris Cantu · January 2, 2010
  • @DjayRage G.

    None of the prices are set in stone, always try & lower the price & most of the time you will.

    @DjayRage Gerardo Herrera · April 20, 2010
  • Christopher D.

    Get crappy Mexican gifts that break easily from Mexico here! After buying crappy gifts you can eat good food at La Margarita or Mi Tierra! They make crappy toys, but make up in food!

    Christopher Davis · July 25, 2011
  • Ana B.

    Look around at all the shops. They all have the same items but not the same price! :)

    Ana B. · October 12, 2013
  • Stacey M.

    I hope you love our beautiful city just as much as we do!!! Be sure to stop by Mi Tierra Cafe open 24/7, Hemisfair Park, the Riverwalk, the Tower, & of course- The Alamo!!! :-D

    Stacey Mazuca · December 2, 2012
  • David

    Fiesta !!!! Love the food.

    David · April 10, 2011
  • Kelly B.

    I had the sliced fruit with lime squeezed over it and chili sauce added. YUMMY!!!

    Kelly Branscomb · May 5, 2010
  • Jane

    The trolly is your best friend! One of the easiest ways to get around because traffic can be so crazy at times. Have change :) tip the drivers because they're so awesome a

    Jane · March 18, 2013
  • Daniel R.

    This place will save you the 3hr drive to Mexico. Amazing Mexican product.

    Daniel Rob · April 14, 2012
  • Kyle J.

    HOAKEY SHOPS & MARKET!!! Do NOT waste your time. The city & tours say this is a "must see" and I would absolutely, positively disagree.

    Kyle Joyce · March 22, 2014
  • Michael T.

    Love this place

    Michael Tyler · December 27, 2013
  • Rebecca H.

    Bring cash, and get an El Pariso ice cream bar for a break from shopping.

    Rebecca Huey · September 1, 2013
  • Cindy A.

    Gives you the feeling of being in Mexico . Great place to spend a lazy day.

    Cindy Abraham · November 16, 2012
  • Priscilla G.

    Love the Fan Fair festival

    Priscilla Garcia · March 16, 2012
  • ღDeeღ ღ.

    Love the decorations & the experience!

    ღDeeღ ღAguirreღ · August 13, 2011
  • Sylvia R.

    We go 3 times a year good dills

    Sylvia Rocha · 5 days ago
  • Mike B.

    Not much here at a reasonable price.

    Mike Bradley · 1 week ago
  • Sean D.

    Favorite place to get Mexican Vanilla.

    Sean D · December 20, 2014
  • Abrazo A.

    If you want to feel like you're in Mexico, go to El Mercado to shop and eat at Mi Tierra (and drink!) There's always a party going on, and it's a great place for photo ops for your profile.

    Abrazo Adoption · October 11, 2013
  • Carlos M.

    Awww... felt like i was in Mexico! Viva Peidra Negras!

    Carlos M. · May 6, 2013
  • Robert B.

    Very Cheezie

    Robert Bahr · March 27, 2013
  • Jane

    Search the blocks around the market square to look for the best parking. It ranges from $5-$20. Also a lot of the time (depending on the time of day) street parking is free.

    Jane · March 18, 2013
  • Mary

    Take cash. Many of the little shops will offer a small discount, if you don't pay with a debit or credit card.

    Mary · November 21, 2012
  • Coach K.

    Many stores sell the same items. Shoppers willing to do some extra walking should be able to spot the best price.

    Coach K · August 3, 2012
  • Priscilla G.

    SEDC keeping tejano music alive

    Priscilla Garcia · March 17, 2012
  • K. D.

    Almost all of the shops sell exactly the same thing. I was disappointed; thought there would be more variety.

    K. Dingfelder · February 9, 2012
  • Raquel L.

    Great atmosphere!

    Raquel L · July 9, 2011
  • Lee B.

    Lame tourist area

    Lee Berman · May 6, 2011
  • Chris S.

    $5 32oz beer in the pavilion. Can't be beat!

    Chris Straight · March 11, 2011
  • LouieTHM

    Make sure to check out Sandy Rodriguez sing

    LouieTHM · July 19, 2010
  • Félix Antonio M.

    Me encantó

  • Dianey S.

    Hermosos Artículos de arte... Y a precios muy padres!!!

    Dianey Sandoval · October 13, 2013

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