Mexican Food Trucks
There are hundreds of food trucks selling a wide variety of tacos, quesadillas, and gorditas. Each truck provides tables and chairs, and a waitress will usually take your order.
Rio Grande Valley Citrus
Vendors sell bags full of local grapefruits and oranges.
We chose a truck bustling with diners and ordered gorditas—thick, deep fried dough filled with white cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, cotija cheese, and crema.
The flea market is great place to find deals on tropical fruits like guava, soursop, mango, and papaya.
Ice Cream Carts
There are several ice cream vendors pushing their carts through the market. The most popular paleta flavor was rompope, or Mexican egg nog.
It seems like every stall sold a different selection of brightly colored aguas frescas ladled from large clear jars.
Coconut Snow Cone
Strangely, I only saw one snow cone stand in the market. This coconut nieve was as smooth as snow and dotted with flecks of real coconut.
You could probably outfit an entire kitchen with purchases from the market. It's a great place to find mortar and pestles and tortilla presses.
You can find nopales in all forms at the market. Choose from sliced or whole paddles, or with the thorns still attached.
You can buy the freshest meat possible at the market—live chickens, ducks, and rabbits. There are also pets for sale like turtles, parakeets, hamsters, and mice.
Several vendors sell a huge selection of piñatas in all sizes and shapes.