Welcome to La Placita Miami,
Every city has that place everyone talks about—and in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that place is Mercado Santurce. Known to local Sanjuaneros as “La Placita,” this iconic market plaza, a mecca of colorful vendor stalls and wooden Creole-style porches in the barrios of Santurce, has been around for nearly a century. Go during the day, and you’ll see locals buying and selling the best produce on the island, like giant avocados, mameys and small, sweet bananas called “guineitos.” Stop by on a Thursday or Friday night, and it’s an entirely different scene; one with live salsa music, dancing, cheap beer in plastic cups, and what remains one of San Juan’s hottest spots for a night out on the town. Lucky for South Florida residents, Latin American TV and soap opera star, Julian Gil, and Miami’s favorite chef and restaurateur, Jose Mendin, have brought their own version of the La Placita to MiMo.