Ah, this is more like it. When it comes to market shopping in Lima, Surquillo doesn't disappoint. Its lively, colorful atmosphere is more filled with locals than travelers, offering a wide variety of goods that run the gamut from fresh produce to baby clothes. Peruse a smattering of fruit, veggie and grain stalls, or take a stroll along Narciso de la Colina just outside the market to find an amalgam of traditional eateries taking full advantage of these fresh ingredients. For such a short stroll from Miraflores' Parque John F. Kennedy, Surquillo is at once a cheap way to satisfy your hunger and a great cultural experience in Peru's capital city. Well worth a visit.
Don't let the name fool you; there are, in fact, 2 Mercado Surquillos.
The first, and most popular (Mercado Surquillo No. 1), is located right were Av. Paseo de la Republica meets Av. Ricardo Palma.
The second, and less expensive of the two (Mercado Surquillo No. 2) is located about half a mile to the north, where Av. Paseo de la Republica splits into General Recavarren.