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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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“local market”(42 reviews)
“food stalls”(21 reviews)
“fresh juice”(19 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the San Pedro Market on the last day of our tour and wished we'd found it earlier! You need time to explore. There are the usual tourist trinkets but also a huge variety of fruits and veggies, lunch counters, grain, cow parts from...More

Thank SDCooks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge crazy and delightful market. What an addictive place, we wish we had found it earlier. It is vast and visited by locals and tourists alike. We weren’t quite brave enough to eat there - hygiene levels at an all time low. (Besides I’m...More

Thank DinagGO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gone to the market with my fiancé for lunch yesterday and instead of ordering a meal each, we ended up ordering a Caldo de Cordero (lamb broth) at Restaurant Calderia, Lucuma and Cherimoya from the fruit market section, and a blended Cherimoya juice from a...More

Thank AlanL1574
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is a do not miss in Cusco! This is a main local market that has all types of food and drinks, as well as flowers and other sundry items. There are several small walk up restaurants that provide local cuisine at a very...More

Thank Joseph_HCovington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews say don't miss it and they are right. The tourist items are mostly the same as everywhere else but a few exceptions. Very large prepared food section that you can sit down and eat a large meal along with the locals for $3...More

Thank shtooka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge market combining souvenir shopping with doing groceries and having breakfast, lunch and dinner (before 6pm). Cusco style breakfast is served all day. S5 for a menu and ceviche mixto with side for S10. Also you can buy fruit, local cheese and basically anything you'd...More

Thank Theo O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love local markets--and San Pedro did not disappoint. It is large but not huge and thus manageable. There are sections for souvenirs, fruits, veggies, fruit drinks, soup, a huge lunch section, chocolate, coffee, meat et. So fun to wonder the aisles and check out...More

Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food, sit with the locals and eat fresh food for cheap prices. Lovely real life experience in Cuzco.

Thank JadeB360
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Fellow travelers, this is a must for anyone who is in Cusco. I was brought here thanks to the Inkan Milky way free tours. For most of my time in Cusco, I was shopping in many expensive places, eating at so many expensive restaurants paying...More

Thank WYSE_Eddie
Reviewed September 10, 2018

In the front are all the typical souvenirs shops but as you keep walking, you get to experience the food and goods market, people selling breads, meats, flowers, prepared food. It was so different from what we experience in the US with our grocery stores....More

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April 9, 2017|
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Response from VeronicaLeeLysaght | Reviewed this property |
The local currency is Peruvian soles. You should change many in the central Plaza de Armas. The airports tend to overcharge!
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August 2, 2015|
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Response from Dee83202 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do! They not only sell the live cactus, they also sell a powdered San Pedro. There were several vendors who sold it. :)