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    Santa Isabel: Grocery Shopping

    by cruisingbug Written Feb 8, 2005

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    I don't know how widespread this supermarket is, whether it's just in Miraflores, just in Lima, throughout Peru or anywhere else in S. America.

    Anyway, it was right next door to our hotel, so we found some quick and easy meals here, as well as ample supplies of bottled water. A very clean, modern supermarket, with a great selection of breads, produce, meats, and nonperishable grocery items, as well as a liquor aisle for that last-minute bottle of Pisco.

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    Santa Isabel: supermercado

    by chancay Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Sasnta Isabel is a discounter you find in evvery destrict of Lima various times. You´ll find there everything you need to live (food and beverage) to normally good prices, often surprisably cheaper than on the market...but this depends, you have to compare, at least you can confess a bit more in the quality sometimes.

    Santa Isabel
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    WONG: supermercado II

    by chancay Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Similar to Santa Isabel, also in the whole city of Lima in several districts. You can get everything here as well, fresh food and all you need, but it is except of the offers often more expensive than in the market places. But the quality is general very good (as in St Isabel as well)

    WONG
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    Malls

    by christian99 Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Arts & Crafts Souvenirs

    Best place to go shopping artesanía is Av. Petít Thouars between blocks 51 and 54, near Ovalo Miraflores. The street is lined with handicraft markets and smaller shops. For more expensive art, try shops around Av. Larco in Miraflores.

    There are also big craft markets on Av. La Marina y Sucre in Pueblo Libre (taxi s/.8 from Barranco).

    Mall Hopping in Lima

    Larcomar, overlooking the sea in Miraflores, is the most popular and central shopping centre. It hosts a range of chic shops, several restaurants and fast food places, a movie theatre, bowling and arcade halls and some of Lima´s most popular night clubs: Gotica, Aura and Mama Batata.

    Other big mall - Jockey Plaza - is situated in the richer residential suburb of Monterrico. Nothing cheap here and it gets really crowded here with shoppers on weekends. Just next here is the hipódromo de Monterrico, where horce races are held every weekend.

    What to pay: $40

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    Supermercados...: Markets, Malls...

    by christian99 Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Shopping Essentials

    Near Barranco there are two big supermarkets, Plaza Vea on Av. Republica de Panamá (taxi s/.3), and Metro in Chorrillos (taxi s/.4).

    For quality clothes, books, etc. try shopping in Miraflores. There is a Ripley´s convenience store on Schell in the corner of Parque Kennedy.

    Polvos Azules - Lima´s official black market - is a good place to find cheaper clothes, boots, music, cameras, etc. It is situated near downtown in the beginning of Via Expresa, on av. Grau.

    Another similar market, Gamarra, is situated in La Victoria.

    Arts & Crafts Souvenirs

    Best place to go shopping artesanía is Av. Petít Thouars between blocks 51 and 54, near Ovalo Miraflores. The street is lined with handicraft markets and smaller shops. For more expensive art, try shops around Av. Larco in Miraflores.

    There are also big craft markets on Av. La Marina y Sucre in Pueblo Libre (taxi s/.8 from Barranco).

    Mall Hopping in Lima

    Larcomar, overlooking the sea in Miraflores, is the most popular and central shopping centre. It hosts a range of chic shops, several restaurants and fast food places, a movie theatre, bowling and arcade halls and some of Lima´s most popular night clubs: Gotica, Aura and Mama Batata.

    Other big mall - Jockey Plaza - is situated in the richer residential suburb of Monterrico. Nothing cheap here and it gets really crowded here with shoppers on weekends. Just next here is the hipódromo de Monterrico, where horce races are held every weekend.
    Arts

    What to buy: anything

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    Gamarra

    by chancay Written Apr 22, 2003

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    in the district of Gamarra in Lima you can buy almost everything but especially clothes´for very cheap prices. Next to a lot of lower quality ware you´ll find also lots of dress maker there who can make for a really great price your personal trousers or whatever.

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    Downtown marketplace

    by shdw100 Written Oct 1, 2002

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    This downtown marketplace was cool in the fact that it was enclosed on top and the shops lined the buildings on either side. The marketplace was located near the Presidential palace area, but I believe is no longer there as it had a recent fire which gutted most of the shops.

    Marketplace

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    Metro: The way of shopping

    by El_Sueco Updated Sep 10, 2002

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    The traditional way of shopping is going to the local market (Mercado). However, that way of shopping is going to change, as during the last 5-10 years a number of supermarkets have grown up like mushrooms in Lima.
    The greatest one is Metro, whose greatest shop, the great 'Hypermercado' is located in Chorrillos.
    Metro has a number of supermarkets in Lima. Competition come from other supermercados like Wongs, Ripley, Saga Falabella etc.

    What to buy: Shopping in Polvos Azules (a conglomerate of small shops of doubtful character) and Polvos Rosados etc have its charm. You can buy anything to good prices (but with the risk of being cheated or robbed).
    The supermarkets have in general good quality, good prices and a huge(!) sortiment. Just look at these outstanding tables for vegetables in Metro! The greatest fruits and vegetables you have ever seen, and fruits you have never heard of. Try them, they are delicious! (tip: Ask how to eat them!)
    The supermarkets have a great assortment of all things, food, clothes, house equipment, furniture etc. Take for instance a look at the assortment of rice (different types) or milk (different types)!

    What to pay: Generally speaking you presumably will find prices average or less than average,

    Vegetables

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    Larco Mar: One Of The Best Malls

    by AVSENT Updated Feb 22, 2014

    This is like an american mall/boardwalk. Next to/or on the beach; this is an upscale mall for great shopping and dining.

    What to buy: The restaurants.

    What to pay: Some restaurants are pricey

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    Mercado Del Indios: Indian Market

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 25, 2009

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    The best place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs in Lima is the Mercado Del Indios in Miraflores

    What to buy: Local Crafts

    What to pay: Bargain for the best price

    Mercado Del Indios

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    Shopping in Miraflores

    by SirRichard Written Sep 22, 2005

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    Miraflores district is a good place for shopping in Lima. There are big department stores, western international shops, traditional crafts shops, souvenirs stalls...

    A Miraflores junction
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