pretty sure you forgot to flash gapps! gapps (google-apps) contains: market, mail, etc etc (everything google branded. these because of some legal reason can't be included in custom roms. thats why come in a flashable .zip file)
so if you don't flash that you will not have the market, from which you could then get ES File explorer or whatever other explorer you use...
here is the latest gapps:
i told you i can not use the market.