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Mercado Central (Central Market)

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Reviewed 26 July 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

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Reviewed 11 April 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

Thank LBBL_Linda
Reviewed 5 March 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

Thank Camila120428
Reviewed 4 February 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.

Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 25 June 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

Thank RobsonM63
Reviewed 22 May 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

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 17 May 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

Thank jellemir
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is not a tourist market but with lots of Peruvians shopping and eating. Very clean but very busy. We didn't buy anything for it's everyday items. Many rows and stalls of chicken, beef, and fish. Food stand through the first floor. Second floor was...More

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We went in a rainy day to have hot fish soup Chupe. Almost everyone was a local that's why we like markets so we can see and smell the culture of the places we visit! Don't be afraid just go and have a good time!!!

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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

If you are coming from miraflores,like most turist do, you can take a cab for about 15soles or take a public bus for around 3 soles. If you chose to take a taxi be prepared that the ride may take you anywhere between a half...More

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