What is The Market Puerto Rico?
The Market Puerto Rico is the new shopping center in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria.
In January 2019 The Market Puerto Rico opened its doors, described by their owners as a place to enjoy slow shopping. It's not actually a market but an outdoor shopping center with a supermarket, shops and places to eat and drink. This eco-friendly center has vertical gardens and fountains plus underground car parking for customers.
Where is The Market Puerto Rico?
The Market Puerto Rico is located in the center of Puerto Rico Gran Canaria. It's on the main road that goes through the resort from McDonalds, past Shopping Center Puerto Rico and opposite Mogan Mall Shopping Center.
Restaurants and Bars in The Market Puerto Rico
Spar Café is on the ground floor of The Market Shopping Center. It's conveniently located in the entrance to Spar supermarket so you can take a rest there before or after you go shopping. The coffee is from the Nespresso range and the Lungo coffee is good if you like it strong. The cakes are delicious, especially the carrot cake. There are table, chairs and parasols outside near to the ramp and several seats inside.
El Moli Pan y Cafe
El Molí Pan y Café is the newest establishment to open in The Market and they have some tasty treats fresh from the oven. The coffee is delicious as are their chocolate Nocilla croissants. The new seating area is in the perfect place with a great view of the valley. It's on the same level as Spar supermarket next to the escalators and fountain.
Heladería Helamore Ice Cream Parlour
Heladería Helamore ice cream parlour and coffee shop is situated above Spar supermarket. It has an amazing variety of artisanal ice creams including gluten free and vegan options, perfect for those hot days in Puerto Rico.
They also have crepes and waffles with different fillings depending if you fancy sweet or savoury. If you are a chocolate fan, then trust us when we say you must try a freshly made crepe with Nutella and the chocolate brownies. Delicious!
Tipsy Elements Bar Puerto Rico
Fancy cocktails in the sunshine and live DJs with House Music by night? Head to Tipsy Elements Cocktail bar and enjoy the amazing terrace. Their handcrafted cocktails are a big hit, as are the nachos and guacamole. It's open everyday from 11:00am – 02:00am.
Gastro Gallery The Market Puerto Rico
The Gastro Gallery is a food court with 7 different restaurants on the top floor of The Market Puerto Rico. The idea is that you can order at the counter from whichever restaurant and sit wherever you like. This is great if you want to try a bit of everything. It's open daily from 12:00 – 23:00.
After ordering and paying you will be given a round restaurant pager that lights up and rings when your food is ready to collect from the counter. Cutlery and serviettes can be found in the small boxes on each table.
We're working our way through the menus and so far we are very impressed!
La Taquería Mexican Restaurant
La Taqueria Mexican restaurant has the most delicious tacos we've ever tasted. We ordered the chicken and beef tacos, which come with pico de gallo and guacamole, ready to get stuck into. They were very tasty!
There's also a variety of fajitas, burritos and nacho dishes including vegan options. If you are looking for a bit of fire then make sure you order the stuffed jalapeños poppers which are so cheesy and spicy.
It was all washed down nicely with Strawberry Margaritas, which are freshly made at the counter and are available with or without alcohol. There are also Mexican beers and several different tequilas to choose from.
The Burger by Gorbea
We tried the mouth-watering burgers at The Burger by Gorbea and we weren't disappointed! There are many different flavours to choose from including sliders and juicy burgers with fresh ingredients.
Focaccia Italian Restaurant
Focaccia Italian Restaurant has the most delicious pizzas made with fresh ingredients. We ordered the Brushetta and a Champion pizza. The bruschetta was a great starter but the pizza went down a treat. The crust was perfect and it was topped with fresh arugula.
La Jamónería de la Quinta
Twice we have ordered coffee from La Jamónería de la Quinta and both times we have been very pleased. The coffee is served in pretty cups and saucers with a Biscoff biscuit on the side. We are planning a visit soon to taste their menu.
Next on our list to visit:
Healthy Be Good, The Fish and Rice Club, Flor de Oregano.
Live music and entertainment is provided at weekends and certain holidays.
Shops in The Market Puerto Rico
There is a small selection of shops at The Market Puerto Rico and more opening very soon. The shops are open everyday from 10:00 – 22:00.
Koala Bay is a trendy store with the latest in beach and summer fashion perfect for the Puerto Rico weather. There is a great selection of logo style beach tees and shorts, dresses, swimwear, footwear and accessories.
The shop is nicely spaced out and has a resting area with a sofa next to the changing room.
At the front of the shop you will find a selection of fun and unique souvenirs to remember your visit.
Premium by Estadio Sport is where you will find all of the main sports brands in one place. There is a great selection of training shoes and footwear in small to large sizes in the latest styles including Adidas, Nike, Skechers, Vans and Reebok. They also have a loyalty card which you can benefit from right away with a discount off your purchase.
Hurley is the place to go for cool surf wear and sports gear. They have mens, ladies and children's clothing.
Marmare Puerto Rico is a nautical shop with home decor and clothing. Here you will find items from sailing brands such as Helly Hansen and Musto.
Travel Tech Store has you covered for the best travel gadgets and luggage. Here you will find brands such as Apple, Beats by Dre, BOSE and Samsonite.
Spar Supermarket in The Market Puerto Rico
In The Market Puerto Rico you will find the second biggest Spar Supermarket in Gran Canaria. As you enter the store there is fresh fruit section and flower shop. Then onto La Cocina, the pre-cooked food counter with ready to eat dishes such as salads, ropa vieja, pasta salads, roast chickens and lasañas.
There is a bakery and bread counter with fresh bread rolls, pastries and cakes. The butchers and fish counters have top quality meats and fresh fish. There are specialty rooms for cheese, beer and wines. Near the checkout is where you will find the Spar Café as mentioned earlier.
Next to Spar you will find Spar Natural which has an excellent choice of gluten-free, dairy and lactose free, vegan and vegetarian foods. There are also some environmentally friendly cleaning products, baby foods, a great selection of teas, drinks and even makeup.