Unique in the world for its eccentricity

The San Juan Market in Mexico City has traditionally been characterized by the extravagance of the Mexican and imported products sold there and which attract restaurant owners and chefs alike. 

Only here can all kinds of exotic meats be found, such as armadillo, iguana, skunk, and even lion. It is also the best place to buy venison, rabbit, suckling pig, and lamb. 

Meats from abroad include tepezcuintle (lowland paca) from Honduras, wild boar from Texas, crocodile from Florida, not to mention ostrich, buffalo, and lion.


As for fish and shellfish, in San Juan one can find eels, manta rays, stone crabs, salmon, tuna, Danish prawns, and even mussels straight from New Zealand

This market was opened in 1850 under the name of Mercado de Iturbide. A French architect, Enrique Griffon, was the builder in charge.



Calle Ernesto Pugibet, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, Col. Centro. CP: 06000 Ciudad de México, D.F.


Distrito Federal