Market Square - El Mercado

514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207

(210) 207-8600


Historic Market Square, known as El Mercado, is a lively hub in San Antonio, brimming with activity from dawn until dusk. It offers visitors a chance to explore 32 stores designed to resemble an authentic Mexican market, along with 80 specialty outlets in the Farmers Market Plaza. This bustling destination is renowned for its authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, attracting tourists and locals alike. From various food stalls in the Farmer’s Market building to the 24/7 operation of Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery, and the charm of La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar, there's a diverse gastronomic range. Additionally, it boasts an array of cultural artifacts, leather goods, and ethnic attire. Regular family events, live performances, and dance activities add to the vibrant atmosphere. Market Square hosts traditional festivities such as Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Muertos, with working artists and local retailers offering a variety of handcrafted goods and Mexican artifacts. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the locale provides a unique cultural experience, where every visit feels like a mini getaway.