Are you planning to visit the ancient Inca capital and do not know where to eat?
MESA 24/7 recommends 10 of the best restaurants in the secret culinary world of Cusco. We recommend you book your table with time since it is the busiest season for tourists in Peru.
Located on the second floor of a colonial building, with carved stones from the Incas, Incanto is by far the ideal place for a healthy snack after a tiring day in Cusco. With only organic proposals on the table, this restaurant offers you the best lunch or breakfast prepared with fresh ingredients from the Sacred Valley. Start your day with its refreshing juices made with local fruits. Do not miss the abundant salads, pasta made at home and its famous trout with asparagus with its succulent alpaca medallions. A friendly, relaxed place to recharge your batteries to continue your adventures in Cusco.
Once the Palace of the Inca Túpca Yupanqui, now a cozy restaurant that combines Italian and Peruvian cuisine. Located across the main square of Cusco, and with a huge wood oven, Incanto offers one of the best pizzas, breads and pastas. The tagliteles in squid sauce, local Cusco cheese accompanied by quinoa croquettes, make a perfect combination you will find in Incanto. We recommend the osobuco accompanied by mashed potatoes. Accompany them with the best selection of wines to create the perfect combination and enjoy an unforgettable lunch or dinner in the city of Cusco.
It was one of the first restaurants in Cusco and has one of the best locations, right on the corner of the majestic Plaza de Armas. Its specialty is Novoandina food and international cuisine, offering delicious creations using fresh ingredients such as trout, alpaca, quinoa and Andean cheese. Its menu reinvents international dishes giving rise to creations such as the super recommended quinoa risotto. Inka Grill encompasses 15 years of gastronomic experience in an excellent location in the heart of the city with a cozy and friendly atmosphere. A place you can not miss
Tired of Andean food? How about French food for dinner? Le Soleil is the perfect alternative if you are looking for an elegant restaurant with French flavors and an extensive wine list. If you are celebrating a special occasion, the confit duck, rillettes and a creme brulee are waiting for you and your partner. With a subtle and romantic style of decoration, you will be dazzled by a sparkling champagne or a traditional Bordeaux wine. We recommend you try the 7-step menu, the duck with orange and the ratatouille baked in the capital of the Inca Empire, but with the elegance of Paris.
A restaurant with an unbeatable view over the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, located on the second floor of a typical colonial house. A chic, contemporary place with an outstanding variety of piscos. Have you never taken Pisco before? It is the flag liquor of Peru! It is a kind of grape brandy that offers intriguing flavors when mixed with exotic fruits from Latin America. A good place to relax and admire the view. And about the food? La Cocina specializes in Peruvian-Asian seafood dishes, such as fantastic dishes such as sushi (which you only try in Peru) and tiraditos (a kind of sashimi with an electrifying flavor). Limo is a mandatory stop for foodies and lovers of Peruvian food.
The place where culture and a good culinary experience come together. With a privileged location inside the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, get ready to enter and be amazed. You will be dining surrounded by walls of vidirio so you can appreciate the colonial architecture that you have a few meters away. Delight in the Peruvian fusion food served by elegant waiters. Discover the interesting reinvention of the traditional Peruvian dishes and take a break from the tours to enjoy a culinary tour by candlelight. You can not miss the black and red quinoa flavored with cannelloni with truffle or hot shrimp ceviche.
This rustic restaurant is located in the bohemian district of San Blas and specializes in traditional gourmet Andean food. The place is perfect to eat on a sunny day while you sit on the wooden stools in your open patio. If it is a little cold, do not worry, the patio is kept at temperature with heaters and a huge clay oven. We recommend the typical dishes of Cusco such as baked trout or alpaca anticucho. If you feel particularly adventurous in a culinary way, pre order your specialty: oven baked with red pepper sauce Discover the purest traditional flavors in a charming atmosphere!
With a privileged view located inside the 16th century colonial monastery, Pirqa (Restaurant of the JW Marriott) serves modern Peruvian food using regional ingredients such as yellow potatoes, trout, quinoa and chocolate from Quillabamba. Experience a fine culinary experience in a historic site designated by the Peruvian government as cultural heritage. Enjoy a delicious dinner in its elegant interior and compare the contrast you have with the old architecture of the renovated convent. Do you want to reinvent Peruvian recipes? To get used to Andean food, why not learn to do it? The JW Marriott offers culinary class too!
One of the most popular, charming and dicky restaurants located on the second floor in an old colonial house minutes from the main square. It offers an international menu that welcomes guests to have a casual meal or an intimate dinner by candlelight. Its ocher walls and wooden beams create an attractive atmosphere. The place is always quite full of diners, and they do not accept reservations, so we recommend you arrive early.
10.The Bodega 138
One of our favorite restaurants Simple, nothing expensive and extremely delicious. Bodega 138 welcomes you with its incredible and cozy vibe, offering you one of the best pizzas in the city with its original recipes. You can not miss the spaghetti a la carbonara, simply one of the best we have tasted (without exaggerating) They do not accept reservations either, so you must arrive early so as not to miss this culinary experience.