For those whose stomachs have adjusted to basic local food, the cheapest places to eat are the city’s markets, where you can get entire meals for less than Bs7, as well as hearty soups, snacks and large quantities of roast meat (though it’s probably best to body-swerve the pork entirely). Try Mercado Lanza, just up from Plaza San Francisco, or Mercado Camacho, at the end of Avenida Camacho. Street food is another good low-cost option: the ubiquitous salteñas and tucumanes – delicious pastries filled with meat or chicken with vegetables – make excellent mid-morning snacks, especially if washed down by the freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice which is sold from wheeled stalls all over the city.

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