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Mercado Central (Central Market)

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  • Excellent24%
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  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Dec 12, 2018
“Beware of pickpockets”
Oct 2, 2018
“Mejor mercado de Miraflores”
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

This is a great market which attracts many people and nice to purchase things and people-watching is fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I like the place and it has a lot of products you don´t see easily in a normal market or supermarket. You have to get used to the smell and I found that markets in Arabia or Asia smell a lot better than in Lima....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Holger W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is the biggest and cleanest market in Miraflores, in the past not so clean but now a place to visit and to eat cheap!!! Compared with other places you get twice as much for half the price and it still is good!! I never...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank airerik
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Going to this place makes me appreciate AMERICAN stores-- (REFRIGERATION!!!!) at least this place had CONCRETE floors (Nic- city of Grenada- DIRT floor!!!). Meat at room temp not even on ice!!! Fish- some were in ice. Very small stalls/stores- Would not buy ANY of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We like Peruvian food and expect we see a lot of interesting Vegetables, fruits, spices, sauce, meat , etc. Not sure if it’s because we went there alike 5pm already, some shops are closed and we can still see that it’s a huge markets ....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LBBL_Linda
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

It is very likely that whatever one needs to cook a Peruvian dish may be found here. The stalls are well organized and you can easily find the sections for meats, poultry, seafood, fruits & vegetables. There are also plenty of food stalls that offer...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

By Latin American standards this market is average and touristy. Coming from Mexico where there are much larger and more local markets this was a disappointment.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank METRUN360
Reviewed June 24, 2017

I had such a nice experience in the central market, the place is packed with a vast ammount of things from pork heads to exotic fruits. Its a fest for the eyes. I bought giant walnuts there and had a traditional chuicken soup that comes...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RobsonM63
Reviewed May 21, 2017

This central market is a traditional place in Lima. Very popular, people go there to by all kind of food, including meat, chicken, and cheese. But all of them are not in a good refrigeration, which means that for a foreigner it is not normal....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank L M
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Great example of a live market that is not tourist oriented. Try the ceviches or other dishes while at small stalls watching people haggle over a pig or tuna. Not sophisticated but o boy so delightful. Makes you want to take back kilos of langostinas...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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