In the northeast corner of the city centre, the Mercado Los Pozos, is arguably the best food market in Bolivia, with row upon row of stalls serving inexpensive and delicious local dishes like locro de gallina (chicken stew) and sopa de maní (peanut soup), while others sell an astonishing variety of tropical fruit juices and excellent empanadas and salteñas. There’s also a whole subsection of Chinese foodstalls where you can get a tasty meal for less than Bs15. You might also like to spend a few hours at the Mercado La Ramada, Avenida Grigota and Calle Sutos, where pretty much everything you can think of is on sale across a sprawling mass of stalls. Mercado Nuevo is smaller but has the same hectic market bustle and is a conveniently short walk from the central plaza.

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