Prices tend to be a bit higher in Villavicencio than in other parts of Colombia. The city market is along Calle 37a, between the Ley supermarket and Carrera 26, and sprawls into the side streets. Pick up groceries at the Ley supermarket (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Ca. 37b, 29-83).While in Villavicencio, be sure to try the most typical llanero foodâ€”carne a la vara, or seasoned meat roasted on an upright spit. Some restaurants are permitted to serve farm-raised capybaras. One recommended place is Asadero y Restaurante El Cabrestero (Anillo Vial, across the 7a Brigada military base).
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