Restaurants in Cusco. The city of Cusco is famous not only for its tourist attractions, but also for its varied and traditional culinary attractions. Dishes such as pepián de cuy (a local specialty that includes guinea pig), and Chiriuchu (roasted chicken and roasted guinea pig, served with sausage and corn-on-the-cob) are sure to peak your interest. There are many very good restaurants that can meet the most demanding standards.
Where to eat in Cusco?
If you are visiting Cusco, or if you are thinking about visiting this ageless city, you certainly won’t have to worry about food. In Cusco you can find lots of great restaurants that are renowned world-wide.
A few of the most exclusive which we recommend are:
- Le Soleil
- Inka Grill
These restaurants are located on or close to the Plaza de Armas. In each of these recommended restaurants you can find regional food based on locally grown ingredients. They also offer top-notch service and are the driving forces in Cusco’s gastronomic scene.
If you are one of the more adventurous travelers who would like to dig deeper and experience Cusco’s ancestral traditional food fused with international cuisine, you could visit the Central Market (also known as San Pedro Market).
Here you can find a great quantity of Andean products. You will find fresh food, Andean textiles, and small restaurants. You will smell the delicious aromas of Novo Andino dishes prepared by local hands.