Walking around San Luis Potosi


“The most beautiful things in life are not things; they are people, places, memories, and pictures. They’re feelings and moments, smiles, and laughter.”

This post is a bit of a smorgasbord with some things I noticed from my wanderings around San Luis Potosi. There is so much to see and do.

We walked to one of the large mercados in Centro, Mercado Hildago.  I love walking around these places. They sell everything! Fruits, vegetables, meats, clothing, flowers, decorations—you name it, and they probably sell it. They also have lots of tiny restaurants there. It is very inexpensive to eat at the Mercados.

This time, we decided to try Mundo soup. It is made from stomach linings, etc. It sounds gross, but it was actually very good. The restaurant is called Menuderia Lidia.























Walking back from Centro, we spotted a small store, Ron Huasteco Potosi. They sold all types of rum and tequila. As you can see from the photos, it appears to be a tasting room as well, but when we enquired, they said no, it wasn’t. I think something was lost in the translation. I will check it out another time and let everyone know.















One of the newer restaurants in Centro San Luis is Fork Restaurant. Despite its opulent appearance, the prices are reasonable, and the food is good.








On Sundays, one of the main streets in San Luis is closed to traffic until 1 or 2 p.m. People walk their dogs, bicycle, walk, run, and stop for beverages along the way. It’s a great way to meet people and get together with friends.






Also, on Sundays in Tequis Jardin, there are artwork displays in the form of paintings, jewelry, etc. At night, a group of people dance. The women are dressed up, and some of the men are wearing Zoot suits. I am not sure what form of dancing they are doing but all of them are in sync. They must go to the same dance studio.


zoot suit (occasionally spelled zuit suit[1]) is a men’s suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. It is most notable for its use as a cultural symbol among the Hepcat and Pachuco subcultures. Originating among African Americans it would later become popular with MexicanFilipinoItalian, and Japanese Americans in the 1940s.

There is quite a history to these suits. If you want to know more, just go to Wikipedia. Very interesting.



For more than two weeks, a carnival of sorts was held at the Jardin Tequis. We are unsure what the occasion was or if this is a regular event, but the kids were having fun.













On another walk to the Mercado Republica, we ate again at a small restaurant inside the Mercado. The restaurant is called Gorditas Lupita.  Lupita’s son Luis was our waiter, and he suggested one of the meat gorditas. It was delicious. We definitely need to go there again. Looking at the picture closely, you will see how tiny her stall is. She barely has room to move. If I understood Luis correctly, she has been cooking in that spot for 23 years. You can order her delicious gorditas at 443-330-2096. They are also on Instagram.






Mexico has elected its first female president. It will be interesting to watch what happens in the next few years. Elections are held on a Sunday. A fun fact. Mexico does not allow the sale of alcohol on the previous day, Saturday nor election day. Here are photos of the alcohol section in Costco roped off. We were there on the Saturday.




While walking through the park, we noticed a bandstand erected, and live music was blaring from it. We discovered later that the man singing (a little offkey) was one of the candidates for president (mayor). Then he steps down and works the crowd.  Now, that is a different and more entertaining way of campaigning.





There is a group of people who get together and perform every few months or so. They are not professionals, but they are certainly enthusiastic. We love seeing their performances even if, at times, they are a little offkey. For 150 pesos (12.00 CAD), it was well worth it.











There is a huge store in San Luis Potosi that I have been wanting to see. We did manage to go one day with some friends. This place has two floors, and they sell… well, I am not sure what you would call it. I will let the pictures tell the story.



Finally, if you ever need a hookah pipe, just go to your local grocery store.