Restaurants in Cusco - Expensive
updated 01 May 2016
Portal de Carnes 236, 2nd floor, Plaza de Armas, Cusco open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat
Named after the ' El Aji Limo" chilli used in making ceviche the Limo Restaurant
& Pisco Bar serves up a Peruvian/Japanese fusion of seafood and traditional
dishes with a modern twist. Dishes include Sushi, Octopus ceviche, and a
delicious tuna tartare. You must also try one of their speciality pisco-based
cocktails. One of the best locations in Cusco, Limo is on the 2nd floor with
stunning views of the Plaza de Armas. Beautifully decorated, a bit on the pricey
side but you're worth it.
(Mediterranean / Tapas)
Calle Triunfo 393, 2nd floor, Cusco www.cicciolinacuzco.com/english/cicciolina_restaurant.html
Nicely decorated, Spanish / Italian / Mediterranean cuisine, beautifully
presented. Nice atmosphere, sophisticated. Separate bar menu includes tapas. A
little on the expensive side but overall good value. Go on treat yourself.
Recommended. Reservations are a must May to September.
Casa Cabrera, Plaza Nazarenas 231, Cusco.
Calle San Agustin 275, Cusco Open 12.30-3pm & 7-10.30pm Thurs-Tues. Closed on
Traditional gourmet French cuisine including French snails in a parsley and
garlic sauce, duck foi gras. Recommended is the Andean trout filet, baby lamb
chops and the superb Tournedos Rossini (beef tenderloin, foie gras and celery
puree). French wine by the glass or bottle. Quality dining. Dig deep as prices
are quite expensive. Cash or Visa only.
Monasterio del Cusco Hotel (Andean/International)
Calle Palacios 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco. Great food in an old converted
monastery. Main courses for about US$20. Great atmosphere and service worth
treating yourself to.
Portal de Panes 115, Plaza de Armas, Cusco. Tel 262992 www.cuscorestaurants.com/inkagrill/
The menu includes a wide range of typical and international dishes including
vegetarian dishes. Elegant folk shows are put on each evening. Reservations are
a good idea. Open Mon-Sun 11am-11:30pm
Plaza Regocijo 261, 2nd floor, Cusco. Open 12-10.30pm Mon-Sun. www.chicha.com.pe/en/cusco
Peru's celebrity chef Gaston Acurio's new venture in Cusco. Open-kitchen,
tasteful modern decor, very attentive service. Peruvian cuisine with a modern
twist. On the whole the food is good value but the wines can be very expensive.
Portal Confituria 233, Plaza de Armas
A Mi Manera
Calle Triunfo 393, 2nd floor, Tel 222219 www.cuscorestaurant-amimanera.com/en/
Swiss managed restaurant combining typical local foods with international
cuisine (NovoAndino). Recently refurbished. Nice interior design with a
spotlessly clean open kitchen. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, well recommended.
Plazoleta Nazarenas 221 Tel: 258184
Pumacurco 406, Cusco. (Up the hill from Plaza Nazarenas)
Plazoleta San Blas 120, Cusco.
Baco Wine Bar & Restaurant
Calle Ruinas 465 Tel 242808, www.cicciolinacuzco.com/english/baco_home.html
Santa Catalina Angosta 165, 2nd floor (corner of the Plaza de armas), Cusco
Looking for a healthy all-organic place to it then Greens is the place for you.
Bright and colourful restaurant located in the corner of the Plaza de Armas, 2nd
floor to the right side of Paddy's Irish bar. As you would expect there is a
great selection of salads. Recommended are the quinoa soup, trout & mango
ceviche, grilled alpaca medallion. Also serve sandwiches. Book in advance for
Santa Catalina Angosta 165 (corner of the Plaza de Armas), Cusco tel 084 254753
Meson de Espaderos
Calle Espaderos 105, 2nd Floor, on the corner of the Plaza.
Try the best grilled meats in Cusco while having a great view of the Plaza de
Armas. A wide variety of the finest Peruvian wines is available to accompany
your meals. Make a reservation or get there early to sit in the attractive
balcony overlooking the Plaza.
Restaurants in Cusco - Medium
Corner of Cuesta San Blas and Choquechaca. Tel: 806960
Good selection of snacks and dishes, generous portions, well presented. Nice
decor, relaxed atmosphere. Well recommended. Great English full breakfast served
all day. Other dishes include houmus and ciabatta bread, French fries and
guacamole, Jack's antipasto (selection of yummy things), veggie burgers and
home-made soups. All freshly made in the smallest kitchen in Cusco!!
La Bodega 138
Herrajes 138, Cusco open 6.30-11pm Mon-Sat
La Bodega is a laid back Italian restaurant that serves up a great thin crust
pizza cooked in a traditional adobe fired oven. The pastas are good and they
offer some nice fresh organic salads. Its a tad on the expensive side but the
atmosphere is friendly. Sometimes a freshly baked pizza, a cold beer and some
good company are the only things that count. Cash only.
Calle Suecia 339, Tel: 292870 (Quechua for happy guinea pig!) excellent place to
try out typical Peruvian dishes including the house speciality 'cuy al horno'
(baked guinea pig) which emerges from the oven amidst the flashing of cameras
and squeals of delight or disgust. Good service.
Calle Plateros 339, Tel 23 4861Freshly baked pizzas made in traditional wood
burning oven. Pastas and soups. Good atmosphere, long tables bring you jostling
elbow to elbow with other travellers.
Calle Plateros 326, 2nd Floor, Cusco. Open midday-3.30pm & 6.30-10pm Mon-Sat.
Serving Sushi & Saki but plenty more besides.
Restaurants in Cusco - Budget
Cuesta San Blas 525. Tel: 238383 Highly recommended. Very clean with spotless
toilets. Granja Heidi (Heidi's Farm) offers fresh, nutritious meals as well as
wholesome breakfasts. They also have a great 4 course set meal at lunchtime for
US$5. Spacious with plenty of natural light. Becoming very popular so it is a
good idea to book a table in the evenings. Good selection of vegetarian meals
including delicious stuffed peppers.
Calle Saphi 448, Cusco (follow Calle Plateros along to the end, 5 mins from main
square). Open midday-10pm Tues-Sun
The place to go for a huge bowl of soup. Quinoa soup yes please. Japanese curry
soup with udon noodles (veggy) delicious, comforting chicken soup, tomato,
creamy pumkin, so many to choose from. Served with freshly baked bread. Soup,
soup, soup. Thank you Mr Soup, great value.
La Quinta Eulalia
(Andean) Tel: 224951
Choquechaka 384, If you want to experience a real Cusquenan restaurant pay a
visit to La Quinta Eulalia. It has outdoor tented seating, local dishes
including guinea pig, traditional music and home brewed chicha. An experience
you'll remember. Open only for lunch 11am-5pm
Restaurants in Cusco - Fast Food
1st floor, Portal de Carnes, Plaza de Armas, Cusco (far left corner of the Plaza
when looking at the cathedral), www.mcdonalds.com.pe
MacDonalds have more than 25 restaurants in Lima and just one in Cusco which
conveniently located in the Plaza de Armas. Due to planning regulations it tries
its hardest to blend in with the local architecture so its not as easy to find
as you'd expect. Popular with the locals just as much as with the tourists.
Portal de Carnes, Plaza de Armas, Cusco, www.kfc.com.pe
Kentucky Fried Chicken has restaurants throughout Peru including 2 in Cusco. The
easiest to find is in the Plaza de Armas.
Plaza de Armas, Cusco www.bembos.com.pe
Peruvian fast food chain with restaurants throughout Peru offering burgers,
chicken, french fries, milkshakes, salads, etc. Several burger menus have a
Real Plaza Shopping Centre (located out of town)
Real Plaza Shopping Centre (located out of town)
Cafes / Coffee Shops in Cusco
Cafe El Ayllu
Almagro 133 & Calle Marques 263, Cusco. open 6.30am-10pm Mon-Sat, 6.30am-1pm
Sun. One of the oldest and most traditional cafés in Cusco, popular with the
locals. Old fashioned with suit-clad waiters some of whom have worked there for
decades. Good selection of breakfasts including the filling Cusqueño breakfast,
fresh juices. Great apple pastries. Sandwich de Cerdo (pork sandwich)
recommended. Calming atmosphere with classical music, quick service.
Calle Choquechaca 509, Cusco - at the crossroads with Cuesta San Blas. Open
7.30am-11.30pm daily. www.jackscafecusco.com
Always very popular with frequent queues of people waiting to get in during the
high season. Great selection of breakfasts, fresh juices blended with herbs.
Generous portions. Relaxed. Friendly service.
La Bondiet - Café & Tea Room
Calle Heladeros 118 (opposite and a bit higher up from the La Merced Church) &
Plateros 363, Cusco. Very clean, great selection of sweet & savoury pastries,
sandwiches and excellent fruit salads. Breakfasts. Don't forget the ice-cream
sundaes and great selection of milkshakes. The café at Plaza Espinar is a
popular meeting place for some of the older retired locals particularly the
Museo del Café
Calle Espaderos 136, Cusco. www.museodelcafecusco.com
The Meeting Place
Plazoleta San Blas 630, Cusco www.themeetingplacecusco.com (link removed due to
Great little cafe in the corner of Plazoleta San Blas. Freshly made cakes,
American-style breakfasts, large waffles, burgers, sandwiches, great milkshakes,
fresh fruit salad & yoghurt. Good sized portions. . Free WiFi. British-Peruvian
owned. The Meeting Place aims to use 100% of the profits to help projects in the
local community. Friendly mainly volunteer staff. Upstairs is a great place to
sit in the window and watch the world go by in the Plaza below.
Cafeteria Siete & Siete (Café 7&7)
Calle Tandapata 260, San Blas, Cusco (same place as Pension Aleman Bed &
Breakfast). Open 10am-2pm 4-10pm Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun.
This 3rd-story café has superb views over the city especially in the evening,
worth climbing the stairs for. Relaxed chilled atmosphere, selection of German
cakes, ice-cream sundaes, coffees and fresh juices. Excellent quinoa salad.
Soups, sandwiches, burger, pastas. Named 7&7 because the café is located on the
corner of two streets called "7 Angelitos" (7 little angels) and "7 Diablitos"
(7 little devils), hence the fun theme of Angels & Devils which decorate the
place. German owners, friendly & helpful staff. Very clean.
Calle Loreto, Plaza de Armas, Cusco (just to left of alleyway left of the
La Valeriana - Café & Bakery
Avenida El Sol 576, Cusco. Open 7am-10pm Mon-Sat, 8am-9pm Sun.
Located facing the Jardin Sagrado (Sacred Garden) adjacent to the Qoricancha
Temple of the Sun, this bakery & café has an excellent selection of freshly
baked cakes & pastries, good coffees, delicious sandwiches and lunches including
a good lasagne. Empanadas are also good. Free unreliable WiFi, service can be a
little slow at times. You can sit outside on the terrace and watch the world go
by but be prepared to get hassled by street vendors and musicians.
Cafe Dos x 3
Calle Marquez 271, Cusco
Nothing fancy, more like a hole in the wall (small & cozy) but they know how to
knock out a great little expresso and other coffees. This is a local café with a
few tourists stumbling in by accident from time to time or when looking for
shelter during the rain. This café is more of an institution in Cusco, it's been
around for more than 20 years. The name Dos x 3 literally translates as two by
three which has always confused me. Only recently I found out 2x3 means "done
quickly" or "right away" which should signify its lightening fast service!
Snacks are simple but well priced compared to the fancier places around. Granola
and fruit salad breakfast, grilled cheese and ham toastie, even coffee to go.
For those with a sweeter tooth try the tres leches, the pie de limon (lemon
meringue pie) or the carrot cake and apple pie with ice cream.
Portal Comercio 141, Plaza de Armas, Cusco www.cappuccinocusco.com
Calle Palacio 136, (Plaza Nazarenas), Cusco www.belmond.com/hotel-monasterio-cusco/restaurants-in-cusco
Creperia La Boheme
Carmen Alto 283, San Blas, Cusco www.labohemecusco.com