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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco
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Amamzing place for juice, food and produce.

The central market in Cusco is a veritable mix of fresh produce, juice bars, local food and souvenir shops. We stopped by most days to have breakfast juices and/or lunch at one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The central market in Cusco is a veritable mix of fresh produce, juice bars, local food and souvenir shops. We stopped by most days to have breakfast juices and/or lunch at one of the many stalls. The ceviche is tasty and we love the different fish. If your on a budget you'll live here, if your not stick your head... More 

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Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As I do as a ritual every time I go to Cusco is visit this market. Most of tourists go to have a very interesting tour: taking pics of fruits and regular life in Cusco. In my case, I go shopping from bread or cheese for family and friends and mostly, I go to drink fresh fruit juice. For less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This market is large, colorful, active, and offers everything from food to flowers to clothing. The market opens early and winds down in the late afternoon. This market offers a chance to experience Cusco, take pictures, enjoy "Peruvian home cooking" at a kiosk, and ask questions. If you like bargaining, you can get items for 1/2 of the retail price.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Organised into different sections/rows, the market has it all- from fresh produce to cheap tourist knick-knacks. The fresh fruit juice was a delicious. I highly recommend the chicken noodle soup (free soup and noodle refill!)! We saw locals and tourists eating there so had no problems trying it out. The 'chilli' garnish (what we would call salsa) was very tasty!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has a lot to see, clothes, fruits, a big variety of potatoes, not so clean, and kind of disorganized but all in all really interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like local markets this is the one for you. There are the most amazing set of ladies selling fresh fruit drinks prepared before your eyes, great value and great taste. The rest of the market is all fresh food- meat, cheese, veg, fruit. Anything you could want. Plus the Peruvian equivalent of a food court. Great place just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when you come to Cusco. I believe this is the largest market in Cusco, and certainly has a fabulous selection of foods and souvenirs at excellent pries. On Saturdays the market is more oriented to locals, but still worth the visit. Keep your stuff close at all times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty big place. Probably 50+ ready food vendors, plus all the fresh food vendors. Also clothing/souvenirs. Its a good place to come for lunch. Recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite activities in Cusco! A huge market truly for the locals, with stalls selling everything from local ingredients (including freshly severed cow heads - not for the squeamish!) to some cheap tourist fare (the cheapest you'll find in Peru!). Avoid buying anything near the Plaza de Armas and just come here instead! It was incredibly interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here for a good and inexpensive meal. The row with fresh made juices was a favorite. Also possible to buy various souvenirs.

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