The good thing is that it is situated next to the Plaza de Armas, because it is not on the usual tourist circuit there is always room. Lovely food,we ate chili chicken, stuffed pepper, all great, though, if you go, go when you are not in a hurry because gare really slow in serving the food, and they do it in the moment, there are also a set meal. The price is not cheap to Peru, is intermediate but very good quality and very nice atmosphere.
One of the most well known restaurants in the city of Cuzco with one of Peru´s most renowned chefs, Gaston Acurio. Eating here is difficult, as it is always full. It is recommended to reserve a table in advance to enjoy this Peruvian kitchen. There are traditional Peruvian dishes in addition to fusion plates. The ceviche and stuffed eggplant were both great... and for dessert, the stuffed truffles.
The chicha is a drink native to Peru, it is made from fermented corn, and has been made there since the Inca period. Traditionally establishments that offer chicha are known as "chicha" or "picanterías' and the woman dedicated to the preparation and or sale of the beer is called a " chicha ". In tourist restaurants you can not drink it, it is only on sale in the chicha and from the three p.m. or so since the chicha is made daily, you know which they are because on the door is a stick with a red bag, in reality is the only sign that it is chicha, no name or anything else at says so. Actually the place is kind of poultry house, with its animals, and a room with benches where you take the beer. It is much better to drink and not look at the glass, the look is a little weird, it is very cloudy and the froth has a strange color but the taste is not bad at all. The price is very cheap,an enormous glass costs ony 50 cents.
Located in Cuzco, and 3,300 metres above sea level, it can take a few days to get used to the altitude. I went to lunch at Pacha Papa, which is located in the pleasant neighbourhood of San Blas. The restaurant is enclosed around an inner courtyard, where there are also outdoor tables, but above all, there is a wood oven. It is a remarkable ancient structure that looks great. The preparation of the fish is amazing, like a religious ceremony that is repeated with great care. Highly recommended.
The food in Cusco is wonderful, but if you're not used to it and want to try something different, this is a great Japanese restaurant with all the typical Japanese dishes including white rice, miso soup, udon noodles and teriyaki. The bill wasn't too bad - about 15.00 - and there's a wide variety of accompaniments and, of course, sushi. Open from 12:00 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 22:00, except on Sundays and holidays.
La Bodeguita Cubana is a pinterestic neighborhood in the San Blas neighborhood, also known for the bohemian atmosphere of artists. You can eat Cuban food there (the food really didn't impress us). But if I was served with one of the best mojito I have tasted in my life. Also the bar has a nice atmosphere and the décor is very particular. There are several photos of Che and phrases written by the customers on all the walls. It's a place I really recommend to have a good time.
This may not be the best way to spend your first day of vacation, but don't leave [poi = 119126] Cuzco [/ poi] without trying the popular Chicharroneria. The pork chicharrón are located in the streets parallel to [poi = 82462] San Pedro Market [/ poi], one next to the other. In these tiny rooms with an open kitchen, hundreds of Cuzco residents humbly eat here, and even if you are a foreigner, you will be very well received. The system in chicharrón is simple: Don't ask for anything, just sit down and they will bring you what is being cooked that day. A plate filled with delicious pork rinds, fried potatoes and a variety of beans, plus a plate with lettuce and red onion. On the table are hot sauces to choose from. Two tips: First, you eat in chicharrón close to 12, any later and you can't eat. The second, the fried pork is eaten by hand.
Calle del Medio restaurant opened about a month ago in the center of Cuzco. It is just a few meters from the Plaza de Armas. Climb some stairs to the first floor. The first area has a large bar where you can have a variety of cocktails in a "chill out" atmosphere with comfortable chairs. The famous pisco is served classically, or with ingredients as varied as mango, coca, passion fruit, chilli. In short, it is an ideal place to start the evening. The other half of the establishment is the restaurant. The menu has varied dishes and the presentation is very careful.
Taking the road from Cuzco to the ruins of Pisaq Sacsahuamán or just before you get to the white statue of Christ, is where you will find this elegant restaurant, where they serve great Peruvian cuisine. You can try dishes like cheyro, guinea pig, tamales, stuffed peppers, and have a delicious pisco sour. Aside from just a tasty meal, there are beautiful views over the city. It's a little expensive than other restaurants, but well worth it.
In the central part of the the San Pedro market is the dining area, there are posters on the ceiling that indicate that it is the dining area. There are a large white tile counters and long benches where you sit, among a large number of diners, where you can enjoy the menu of the day, we chose the Calderia Edu, not for anything in particular, just because they found room on the bench for us tosit,there are two sizes of meals, the large was too big, so we opted for the smaller, the price, very cheap, 3 Soles. We had the typical chicken soup, they serve youthe broth and you choose the piece of chicken that you want. A great meal.
The location is great, near the Plaza de Armas. It is a lot cheaper than the traditional cantinas, so it's no surprise that it's always full. They serve breaded chicken with vegetables, and spaghetti, accompanied by the incomparable Inca Cola. The most popular dishes seem to be pizza and lasagna, but we didn't try them. Recommended.
Cusco is a very touristy city, with plenty of restaurants, but they are quite expensive. As such, it's difficult to find restaurants with good quality at reasonable prices. The Pacha Mamma is an Italian restaurant, with several options of pasta, meat and fish. There's a free salad bar and a good wine list. The prices are very reasonable, between 18 and 30 soles. I had a tasty dish of gnocchi with four cheeses. It's not authentic Italian food - it's adapted to Peruvian tastes, but it's still very good.
Sharing food in urban markets is a good way to take the pulse of a city, their meal times, customs, products, colors and flavors. But what about the vegetarians? Lila, in the San Blas market, offers a vegetarian menu made with all the love in the world. We usually discover a different dish ever day. Exquisite! And if Cusco dazzles you with its cakes and sweets, you cannot miss the desserts at Lila. My favorite is the Passion Fruit Pie. I'll try to take the recipe to Spain, but I think it is very difficult :) Anyway take notes of all your dishes to be able to try them out when you get home. Today we had a tasty vegetable soup with carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, potatoes, and Swiss chard. For our second course, we had hamburgers with rice and salad. And to drink a tasty infusion of mallow. Excellent!
The Macondo restaurant in Cuzco, is strange from the moment you walk through the door. It draws your attention immediately and keeps doing it until you enter. I had one of the best dishes I've ever tasted: Alpaca mignon. Delicious!
On Magisterio Street, in front of the La Canasta supermarket, this restaurant is frequented by locals. Easy to find, but with slightly higher prices, it offers great variety. They only accept cash. The wait time is average, not fast or slow. There are menus for two, three or eight people.
Cicciolina is a restaurant, a bakery, and a bar. It doesn't succeed at everything it tries to do, but it's definitely the best tapas bar in the city. The atmosphere is very nice, and it has a great location near the Plaza de Armas. The decor is creative, but not OTT. The kitchen is open, and it's very nice to see the chefs at work preparing the food. The tables are beside large windows, where you can sit and people-watch. Service is friendly and efficient. But the food is the best thing about it - there are plenty of tapas available, with an excellent quality : price ratio. Inventive and unusual flavours will make an impact on you - you're unlikely to forget them. I recommend frozen strawberries with flaming pisco for dessert - a surprisingly good flavour. The price is great. Highly recommended.
In the historic center of Cuzco is La Chomba which is a very traditional family restaurant where you can eat the traditional Sunday dish: Guinea pig! This is one of the most popular restaurants of this dish, according to the locals. The animal is roasted, and served with a variety of potatoes, vegetables, and cheese. It's difficult to find a point of comparison to explain exactly what guinea pig tastes like. In addition, the owners are so adorable! If you don't like this option, you want to try cuy, or another dish.
This restaurant is well known for serving local cuisine; here you can try guinea pig, ceviche and more. Feeling the altitude sickness, though, we opted for something a little more familiar, grilled chicken with potatoes and chips for S30.00. You're given a free drink, made with purple corn. It resembles grape juice, and we love it. There's a variety of side dishes, too, many corn-based.