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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Mercado Central de San Pedro

1,962 Reviews
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1234texas wrote a review May 2020
Dripping Springs, Texas1,574 contributions2,132 helpful votes
As markets go in South America, this is a really good one, but it can't hold a candle to the great ones of Europe. I know "that's not fair..." to make the comparison, but I want to judge each spot we visit on a fixed scale as opposed to a "rubber" yardstick! As a user of TA, I want to have an accurate indicator of the "value" of visiting one site vs. another. Time is valuable when you are traveling and you should spend it on the very best of what any venue has to offer--not on the lesser sites.... That being said, I liked the displays, and the number of eating options. However, it is important to note that most of the goods are "very similar" to what you will see elsewhere in Peru. This is disappointing because there are some nice handcrafted items available in some areas, but they are not easy to find.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Wesley C wrote a review Apr 2020
Tucson, Arizona6,774 contributions526 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Skaramoosh wrote a review Apr 2020
Edmonton, Canada3,680 contributions300 helpful votes
The Mercado San Pedro is well organized. The entire market is compartmentalized into what the vendors are selling. There's a section where you can sit and have a meal at any time of the day and their open for breakfast. There's sections for flowers, handicrafts & souvenirs, cheeses, medicine & herbs and different meats has their sections as well. My wife and I enjoyed our breakfast here as well as spending the entire morning in San Pedro market. Breakfast is very reasonably priced. Highly Recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
SnappleSpice wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York379 contributions109 helpful votes
Before you do your shopping in other areas, come to this market. They have just about everything you'll find anywhere else, and usually for cheaper prices. You can eat all the way in the back for very cheap, and the fruit ladies are great!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Zemin H wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia141 contributions5 helpful votes
San Pedro Market is like a maze, full of curious tourists, various stalls, tourist souvenirs, authentic peruvian food, exotic fruits, agricultural products, and a lot of things. It is easily a must-see place in Cusco. We started with a bowl of chicken noodle soup, it tasted slightly citric but good. Then we tried fried alpaca steaks in another food stand, it was crispy outside, tender and juicy inside, it's highly recommended. Finally, we stopped at a juice stand for freshly squeezed juice, owner put in a big pomegranate and a papaya passion fruit, and one extra cup was given to us for free. I saw several stalls selling coca leaves. Coca leaves are illegal in USA, but they are provided on a plate for tea making at any hotel entrance. Locals chew coca leaves to relieve hunger and fatigue, we drink coca leaves to relieve to accommodate high elevation reactions.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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