Thursday, May 25, 2023

Tuesday Market Feasts


Rise and Shine…we have certain rituals and breakfast at the Tianguis is one of them.

One thing for certain is that Mexicans do not lack imagination when it comes to breakfast and at Tuesday Market, you have unlimited options, including fish and pizza. I can eat a lot of things for breakfast but I’ll be the first to admit, I’m still working on the fish.

We get there early so we can grab a seat at the breakfast table but no matter how early we arrive at Don Santos, the line is always long…really long. I remind myself that patience is a virtue - the line moves really fast.

Our Tuesday morning breakfast cheat this morning is two Don Santos Tacos de Costilla (Don Santos also has the best beef tacos in SMA) followed by dessert - two Churros Bonfi. Churros Bonfi has always made their churros hot for us (all you have to do is ask) and lightly sugars them…sweet but not too sweet. On the way out, Bautista Brothers is our first choice for a take home torta, piled high with Carnitas and sauce on the side.

It’s easy to get lost if you don’t know the ropes so take a tour of the market by contacting Chef David Jahnke, who will show you the best vendors and places to eat – like Tacos Don Santos, Bautista Brothers Carnitas and Churros Bonfi.

Chef David Jahnke has been doing tours at the Tianguis – the size of 6 football fields - since 2017 and knows most all of the vendors in the market. He explains how the market works, where things come from and how they are distributed. Much of the produce is picked that morning and some vendors sell at prices substantially cheaper than in some of the stores. You can save a lot of money in the long run just by taking this tour. Phone Chef Jahnke at 744-136-3963 or email him at

Tianguis de los Martes – La Placita – Tuesday Market or whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the best markets in SMA for that real, Mexican experience. 

Tacos Don Santos

Bautista Brothers Carnitas

Churros Bonfi

Opens: 9:00 AM… mas o menos

Tacos Don Santos and Bautista Brothers Carnitas are located in the front, middle section on the parking lot side. Churros Bonfi is also in the middle section on the side by the highway.