Mercado Central de San Pedro

Mercado Central de San Pedro

Mercado Central de San Pedro
4.5
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • simpangratis
    Irvine, California474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place to eat cheap and well!
    Great place to eat, there are stalls for breakfast type of food, different stalls for lunch, and different stalls for Juice. The type of food within the stalls is somewhat similar, and the price cheap (plate of lomo saltado/chicken milanesa/fried trout that comes with soup and drink is 8 soles). It is fast food style so eat and go. Locals are also eating here. I also got Fruit Juice in juice stalls, no upset stomach thank goodness. Outside the market, there are vendors selling quail eggs, five for two soles. Yummy! Hundred percent would rather eat here than in the fancy restaurants in Plaza Mayor. Vendors appear to have been used to tourists, so be at ease!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 18, 2023
  • desertmidwife
    Phoenix, Arizona342 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit, good stuff, interesting pricing
    Its what all the other reviews say - the breakfast is sweet :) I do want to echo the crazy of how different the pricing is...really so all all over. There is def price gouging in terms of what locals are charging, from one booth to the next there are extreme price differences. So, maybe ask a few folks before buying (not saying to haggle, just to see what folks are wanting) because I was surprised.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Kathy
    Ottawa, Canada331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    True, previous experience, a must go to place when in Cusco.
    Spend a few hours at this market and you will have an incredible Peruvian experience. I am a big fruit lover, and a lot of the fruits sold in this market cannot be found in local stores. I brought a lot of cash with me and went crazy buying everything that I wanted to try in Peru, and I did not regret it. The prices are not necessarily cheap, I find them expensive, but it’s a once in a lifetime experience. I also sat down and had a nice fruit smoothie at one of the stalls, which was absolutely delicious however, the beverage was not cold. They sell a variety of things from groceries to meat to fish the fruits, vegetables, and dried goods. I found the dried goods looking very interesting and next time I think I will focus more on buying that. I also saw a lot of lovely, souvenirs and authentic Peruvian products , and again next time I will come back with a large suitcase to bring back gifts to friends and family. I sat in one of the stalls and had a delicious meal, and authentic Peruvian meal of rice, vegetables, and a side soup. I had a beverage with that too and the whole thing only cost me seven dollars. Outside the market there are public bathrooms for 2 Soles, although very crowded and not clean, it worked. Outside the market, and then all the little streets surrounding the area. There’s tons of vendors, and the whole area has such an authentic field to it. I sat down outside of a bench and ate some of my fruits while watching people go by. What a beautiful experience in Cusco. I can’t wait to come back...
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 29, 2024
  • erinbchi
    Chicago, Illinois134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see market!
    This market was fantastic. All the typical obvious things to purchase, so what makes this market so great? Are you a fresh juice person? They will make you anything and everything! Feeling some sort of way, they’ve got a juice for that. There was a stand to get chocolate and coffee to bring home that had great prices. You can get a very inexpensive meal here. Plenty to explore, taste, and shop for!!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 6, 2024
  • Zan
    Los Angeles, California142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Local Market with Great Gifts & Food
    A must visit while in Cusco! Visited in April 2024 we were so happy that we came down to this market. It’s fun to walk here because it’s right in the middle of the city so you really get to experience the local side of Cusco. As you would expect it’s a large market filled with all sorts of different vendors. We decided to have lunch here at one of the ceviche stalls and it was truly fantastic. The pricing is insanely cheap, but the food quality is very high. Prices here will be a bit more expensive than some other areas around Peru due to the heavy amount of tourists but still everything is very fairly priced and it is very safe. It is a great place to get gifts for others or for yourself as well. Make sure to not miss the fruit juice and smoothie people at the front, some of the best fruit drinks I have had in my entire life. Don’t miss it or you will regret it!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2024
  • Melissa H
    Denver, Colorado236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Almost overwhelming!!
    I visited the market several times, wandering up and down the stalls. The selection of everything from clothing to housewares, chocolate to salt, fruits and veggies to gifts is incredible! Prices are very reasonable. My family and I got a bite to eat our first day in Cusco. This is not fast food! Freshly prepared with care and love. You can communicate easily with your armchair Spanish. Everyone was kind and patient. I learned that certain food stalls will sell out quickly, those are the ones to visit, just look for the large crowds. I also learned that the stalls are handed down through the families. So the young woman making you fresh juice inherited the stall from her mother, grandmother and so on. So much fun!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 24, 2024
  • aggiecouple123
    Austin, Texas37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found everything I needed under one roof!
    I loved this market. It was one of my favorites among the markets I have visited around the world. The venders were friendly, the prices reasonable, and the variety of items exceptional, especially the food items. I highly recommend you visit when you are in Cusco.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2024
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tempting Wares
    I always worry when my wife gets loose in a market as it normally means heavier baggage & lighter wallet? This Cusco market was pretty packed and basically had everything on offer! Our guide took us to a fruit stall, and we tasted several varieties of local produce for a couple of Sol each, great value! We wandered around for ages and while tempted, I escaped it fiscally secure.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2024
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Cinnsityy
Los Angeles, CA62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Anything you have ever wanted from Peru can be found here for 1/4 of the price in the streets. All types of souvenirs, food and other trinkets under one roof. Found a backpack for 12 soles, same one I got in Machu Picchu for $40 soles. Can get very crowded so be weary of your belongings. They have a section for fresh fruit juices, the BOMB!.
Written February 11, 2020
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Alan H
San Diego, CA160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
My son and I visited Mercado San Pedro and this place has SO many stands inside for fruit, bread, chocolate... pretty much everything you want from a fresh local market.

We also got some sugarcane juice just outside for $2 soles ( about $0.53 U.S.)
and chicken & rice for $5 soles. Both were very good and such as bargain.

Inside the market, there's this stall shops serving chicken soup with noodles that a lot of locals dine at. It's only $8 soles for a generous bowl and they even offer free refills.

We stopped at this place called Sopas Y Sabores. One bowl was already very hearty and the flavor was wonderful. It was comfort food and we were craving for.

The staff was extra friendly and even invited us to take pictures with the cook.

Definitely a hidden gem!
Written June 30, 2022
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Nissim Baker
Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
A must-see in the city of Cusco, and you want to know the living culture, going to the market is the best way, there are handicrafts, textiles, prepared food, both local and world-renowned dishes of Peruvian cuisine. The prices are excellent, there is a section for breakfasts, nuts, juices, etc. People, in general, are very friendly, almost every day we went to the market for breakfast and I would not change it for anything.
Quite orderly, complying with security protocols
Written January 14, 2021
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Zan
Los Angeles, CA142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must visit while in Cusco! Visited in April 2024 we were so happy that we came down to this market. It’s fun to walk here because it’s right in the middle of the city so you really get to experience the local side of Cusco. As you would expect it’s a large market filled with all sorts of different vendors. We decided to have lunch here at one of the ceviche stalls and it was truly fantastic. The pricing is insanely cheap, but the food quality is very high. Prices here will be a bit more expensive than some other areas around Peru due to the heavy amount of tourists but still everything is very fairly priced and it is very safe. It is a great place to get gifts for others or for yourself as well. Make sure to not miss the fruit juice and smoothie people at the front, some of the best fruit drinks I have had in my entire life. Don’t miss it or you will regret it!
Written May 7, 2024
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EugeniaAl
Stockholm, Sweden11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The market where locals do their shopping. You can get here during lunch time, around 13-14 oclock. You will see families and workers eating chicken soup and other delicious meals. We ate soup and fried fish plus mate tea for 5 soles.. It was good. highly recommended. When we came back at 18 pm the food stalls was about to close.. so come early
Written January 13, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ10,285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Good opportunity to see how the locals live at Cusco's main public market. Large section is a food court where lots of locals eat because the prices are cheap. Rest of market is vendors selling all kinds of food -- fresh fruit, meats, cheese, produce, baked goods, spices, clothing, arts & crafts, etc. Was a fun stop on our sightseeing tour of Cusco.
Written April 28, 2020
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Angela L
Katy, TX91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is definitely the place to visit for a more local experience. There are many vendors selling a variety of different goods, ranging from souvenirs to fruit to bread. This is also the cheapest place for souvenirs in all of Cusco, maybe even all of Peru. You can really haggle with the vendors and try to buy many things from one to get an even better price. I bought an alpaca sweater here for only 27 soles! The chocolate we bought here is also delicious and they have many unique flavors.
Written June 8, 2021
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Andre.rossi87
Piacenza, Italy80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The market isn't in the downtown of Cusco but quite close. In my opinion is one of the best place of Cusco, full of peruvian and turists; after a 1hour walk inside the market we took an awesome juice with mixed fruits, beer and egg white and then we ate a very good dish of rise and chicken. We suggest a visit of the market because I reckon you can find a very typical place where find traditional food and stuff in general
Written January 12, 2020
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I always worry when my wife gets loose in a market as it normally means heavier baggage & lighter wallet? This Cusco market was pretty packed and basically had everything on offer! Our guide took us to a fruit stall, and we tasted several varieties of local produce for a couple of Sol each, great value! We wandered around for ages and while tempted, I escaped it fiscally secure.
Written May 31, 2024
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Johnny G
Envigado, Colombia998 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
A must visit in Cusco. You’ll find local food at very inexpensive prices compared to restaurants around town. But be prepared, it’s an open style market that you find in less developed countries…you’ll see things you wouldn’t see in many other countries.

You’ll also find artefacts, crafts, candy and many other wonderful and strange things at good prices.
Written April 8, 2022
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