Mercado Central y Mercadillos de Tacna, Tacna

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Examine the local produce and try to find a bargain at Mercado Central y Mercadillos de Tacna. Wander through the market's lively alleyways amd sift through hand-crafted trinkets, a range of clothing for fashionistas of various ages and styles, and a broad selection of souvenirs and gifts. Try authentic local cuisine in some of the larger, sit-down restaurants, or pick up a tasty snack to munch on as you browse. As you walk in, you'll see lots of vendors offering fresh fruit juices, which make for a refreshing accompaniment to all the shopping. Mercado Central y Mercadillos de Tacna is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tacna Edition.
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  • July 26, 2017
    I recommend this place for a breakfast of good quality especially typical of tacna prepared with milk juices glory the best places are the ones at the beginning of the market and the prices are very cheap.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Very complete and economic market. We usually buy diapers, toilet paper, coffee and chocolates there and it is very economical. Also you can buy cigarettes, alcohol, items for the bathroom, kitchen, fruit, quinoa, etc. All very affordable. We took breakfast, milk with mango or passion fruit juice are the best. As far as possible, I recommend going a week day because Saturday is full of people and is more complicated to buy with small children.
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  • July 19, 2017
    It is a mixed market with enough trade, from wool, shirts, shoes, vegetables and meat, there is everything, I miss more crafts, but in the last level up are the juguerias, which are really very good, get a whole juice of sweet fruit juicer. You must know it. also beside this is full of interesting exhibitions and galleries to buy
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  • August 5, 2017
    Tipical Peruvian food store and restaurants. Prices are a little high but is convenient for location.
  • March 16, 2017
    A traditional place, recently refurbished, with many different things, starting for small convenience stores, with local products, milk, chocolates and any sort of thing for cooking or cleaning. LOL. In the second floor you cand find a nice display of natural juice makers, who tempt you with fresh fruit slices for free like mangoes and melons. It is very cheap and juices are awesome because of the quality of the organic local fruits, tasty and aromatic. And for less than a dollar you can drink the WHOLE BLENDER. Yes, the whole blender. There's a hidden sublevel where you can buy alcohol and cigarrettes from all around the world for very good prices (JW black for $40 bottle) and also there's nice cheap place to get a manicure or pedicure with nail design for less than $3 dollars. In the surroundings you can find pirate buses to Arica, most of them, chilean. Good option to avoid crowded buses at the international station.
  • August 1, 2017
    On the second floor you will find the best games in the region and a variety of à la carte dishes an excellent music a pleasant place and above all guaranteed security
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  • August 3, 2017
    It's a great market, with everything you need for the home
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  • May 26, 2017
    It was elected the best market in the country by its order and cleanliness with cleared and signposted environments. An Ideal place to make purchases domestic daily. Section featuring vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, bakery, juices, dining rooms and grocery. On the second floor they have dresses, shoes, juice and soup kitchens.
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