If you are planning a trip to Downtown San Jose, don't miss the San Pedro Square Market, a specialty food market with more than 20 food stalls, bars, shops, and a bit of San Jose history.
The market opened in 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular restaurant venues and gathering spots in Downtown San Jose. It's a popular spot for meeting up on a sunny day and having dinner and drinks late into the night. The market has a variety of food vendors so it's a great place to dine as a group. The market offers live music, trivia, and events most nights. Check the website for the current music schedule and upcoming events.
The market surrounds the Peralta Adobe. Built in 1787, the home is the oldest building in San Jose. You can see the adobe and their outdoor stove, adjacent the central market plaza, but the interior is only open to tour groups arranged by History San Jose.
Inside the Market
The market has two buildings. Market Hall, on the corner of North Almaden and W. St. John Street, and the El Dorado Building & Garage, on the corner of San Pedro Street and W. St. John Street. Market hall has one central room with vendors along the walls, and El Dorado Building has a series of small halls plus the open Garage area with tables, a performance area, bar, and coffee shop.
The Peralta Adobe Plaza, the open-air patio between the two buildings has several seating areas and an outdoor event stage. When the weather is nice, patio tables fill up fast.
Where to Eat and Drink
Food Vendors Include:
- Arepa & Mas
- B2 Coffee
- Blush Ice Bar and Raw Kitchen
- Bray Butcher Block & Bistro
- Crepes and more
- Konjoe Burger
- Loteria Taco Bar
- On A Roll
- Pasta Fresca
- Phonomenal Noodle House
- Pizza Bocca Lupo
- San Pedro Square Market Bar
- San Pedro Square Market Garage Bar
- Market Beer Company: Specialty craft beer bottle shop--buy a bottle to take home or ask for a few glasses to enjoy your beer anywhere in the market. They have a small selection of rotating taps.
- Vino Vino Wine Bar: Offers an assortment of regional wines on tap and more by the bottle
- San Pedro Square Gift Shop
Hours / Directions / Parking
The San Pedro Square Market is open daily. Hours vary but most food stands and bars are open as follows: Sunday-Wednesday, 11am-10pm and Thursday-Saturday, 11am-12am. Admission is free.
Address: 87 N San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA
The market is conveniently located near highways 280, 17, 101 and 87. It's a 2-3 block walk to VTA light rail stops in St James Park and about a 10-minute walk from the San Jose Diridon Transit Center (Caltrain/VTA/Amtrak).
The best place to park is the city parking garage at 45 N. Market Street. Not all market vendors validate. Check the market's directions page for a current list of businesses that validate.
There is some metered street parking available on the streets surrounding the market.