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12 awesome places to eat in Cusco to fuel up for your Peruvian adventures

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Kellie Paxian Jan 10, 2019 3:05 am

It’s a good thing Cusco is full of action-packed adventures, because you are going to want to work up an appetite to devour all the delicious food this city has to offer.

Peruvian cuisine is absolutely mouthwatering, and you have to try the specialties such as alpaca meat (mmm), guinea pig (yeah – that one’s a bit more of a delicacy), ceviche (freshest by the sea), and los saltados (sautéed beef and veggies served with rice and fries).

Aside from the local cuisine, Cusco attracts so many international taste buds that you can find a wide variety of dining establishments offering everything from Chinese to Italian to organic.

No matter what you’re craving, Cusco has got it. Here are some of the best places to eat in the city.

Hillside views: Limbus Resto Bar

 

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With unreal panoramic views of downtown Cusco – and trust that this hilly city has some of the best views around – Limbus is the perfect way to spend your afternoon or evening. Our Contiki guide nailed this recommendation! Come here for tasty pub food and crafty cocktails.

Address: Calle Pasñapakana 13
Phone: +51-84-431282
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Authentic Peruvian – Pachapapa

 

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Pachapapa is considered one of the best restaurants in Cusco, and is a top pick for authentic traditional eats such as guinea pig and alpaca. If that’s too adventurous for you, you can also get pizza, calzones, or a variety of other dishes! You will certainly feel at home in its cozy courtyard.

Address: Plazoleta de San Blas 120
Phone:+51-84-241318
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Much-needed healthy eats: Greens Organic

 

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Travelling is always go-go-go and while you’re taking on the Peruvian mountains like a champ, you can sometimes forget to get in your nutrients (but those chips and cookies were just so easy to grab at the food stall, right?). From delicious wraps to salads and bowls, Greens Organic has everything you need to get your health back on track.

Address: Sta Catalina Angosta
Phone: +51-84-254753
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Mouthwatering Italian: Incanto

 

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The same group that brought you Greens Organic, Cusco Restaurants is serving up delicious Italian food on a silver platter at Incanto. This large space is great for hosting your work party or Contiki group, as we learned on our Inca Panorama tour! Come here for all the pasta to fuel your Machu Picchu trek. And make sure to wash it down with a pisco sour.

Address: Santa Catalina Angosta, 135
Phone: +51-84-254753
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Upscale Peruvian Chinese: KION

 

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Cantonese food first came to Peru with a wave of Chinese immigrants in the 19th century, and you will find awesome options for Chinese Peruvian fusion throughout the country. Another Cusco Restaurants hotspot, KION serves some of the best Chinese dishes in Cusco.

Address: Calle Triunfo 370, Piso 2
Phone: +51-84-431862
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Date night: MAP Café

 

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Located inside the Museo de Arte Precolombino, this restaurant veers on the fancier and pricier side, but if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic surprise – hint, hint – this is the perfect spot to treat yo’self.

Address: Plazoleta Nazarenas 231
Phone: +51-84-242476
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Traditional Peruvian with a modern twist: La Feria

 

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Centrally located with a great view of the Plaza de Armas, the tourist-friendly La Feria is a great go-to for authentic Peruvian dishes. Make sure to try their lomo saltado.

Address: 2do Piso, Portal de Panes 123
Phone: +51-84-286198
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Best ceviche in town: Barrio Ceviche Seafood Kitchen

 

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Peru is famous for its ceviche and while the dish receives its highest praises in the coastal areas, Barrio Ceviche is a close contender. Located right in the main square, their sushi and other seafood dishes are truly delicioso (how’s our Spanish coming along?).

Address: Portal de Panes 181
Phone: +51-84-266334
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Peruvian fusion: Inka Grill

 

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Located right on the main square Plaza de Armas, Inka Grill fuses international and Peruvian eats to serve up some of the best flavours in the city. Shout out to the mac and cheese and the shortrib – mmm.

Address: Portal de Panes 115
Phone: +51-84-262992
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Authentic Peruvian steakhouse: Uchu

 

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You have to try a true Peruvian steakhouse when in Cusco – alpacas may be your new best friend to take selfies with, but they are delicious for dinner as well (sorry vegans, but gotta do as the Peruvians do)! Your steaks will be served up sizzling on a stone and you will be blown away by the quality of this restaurant.

Address: Calle Palacio 135
Phone: +51-984 15 587
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Diverse and fresh: La Barra

 

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With amazing ceviche and all the vegetation and vegan options you could ask for, La Barra is calling your name. The staff is friendly and English-speaking and are happy to cater to your needs. Plus they have a great happy hour!

Address: Cuesta de San Blas 509
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Insta-worthy nutrition: Organika

 

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This little hole in the wall is an a highly Instagrammable source for filling up on nutritious eats. From whole grain pastas to salads to sandwiches and beyond, you won’t regret re-fuelling here.

Address: Resbalosa
Phone: +51-84-237216
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Kellie Paxian
Travel Editor at Daily Hive. Specializing in yoloing, speakeasy hopping, and obnoxiously requesting "Havana" by Camila Cabello across the globe. 💃🏼
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