There are several local markets in Santiago which consist of outdoor vendor stalls selling grains, fruit, vegetables, meat and chicken. Everything is fresh and is sold with little or no packaging or refrigeration, including the meat. I understand that the meat was slaughtered at 5am that morning and will be sold by noon. I’m pretty sure the currency exchanged is the Cuban peso not the touristy CUC as 95% of the shoppers are Cuban.
I was intrigued by the monitored parking lot in the picture above that charged for parking spots out front. The prices are listed under the “Servicio de Parqueo” sign on the wall.