Where To Eat And Drink In Cusco, Peru
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Where to Eat and Drink in Cusco, Peru

21 Nov Where to Eat and Drink in Cusco, Peru

Where to Eat and Drink in Cusco, Peru

Some of the best restaurants in Peru are found in Cusco. You can find anything from traditional Peruvian food, Ceviche, Italian and hamburgers. A golden tip here is to not order a huge plate. The reason is that it is hard to digest because of the altitude.  Here is a list of where to eat in Cusco.

Marcelo Batata

I really loved Marcelo Batata, especially because of the food and the welcoming staff. The food is made to perfection. The plates are huge so you might want to share a plate or go for a starter. I got a Matambre dish like the one in the picture above. This place gets packed at dinner time so it is ideal to book ahead. 

Calle Palacio 121, Cusco 08000, Perú  +51 84 222424


Bembos

If you need food quick and don’t have time to wait. Skip Mc Donalds, Bembos is ten times better and Peruvians love it! Bembos is placed right on Plaza de Armas and is open until 11 PM. 

Plateros, Cusco 08000, Perú


Limbos Restobar 

Limbos Resto Bar - Where to eat Cusco

A good place for an amazing view of Cusco city. I recommend getting here around sunset so you see daylight going into nighttime. They have dinners as well as amazing drinks. Limbos is open to 1 AM so it is an excellent spot to spend the evening. Bring warm clothes if you planning on sitting outside!

Calle Pasñapakana 84, Cusco 084, Perú +51 84 431282


Barrio Ceviche

Barrio Ceviche - eat Cusco

 

Want to know where to get the best ceviche in Cusco? This is the place. You can get many different kinds of Ceviches that are prepared differently.  Great restaurant for lunch. You also get a great view of the Plaza de Armas.

Portal de Panes 181, Cusco 08000, Perú +51 84 266334






Morena Peruvian Kitchen

My favourite restaurant in Cusco. Beautiful design and atmosphere. You can get Peruvian food made with passion as well as the drinks looking amazing.   Good place for dinner or lunch as well as drinks. It can be a good idea to book ahead if you plan to eat at the busiest time ( from 8 PM – 9 PM)

08000 B, Calle Plateros 348, Cusco, Perú +51 84 437832


Papachos

 

Eating at Papachos will give you a great view of Plaza de Armas. Amazing burgers if you are really hungry. It is cool to sit outside while it is still hot and sunny outside. Excellent place for lunch or an early dinner as well as late night drinks. 

Sta Catalina Angosta 115, Cusco 08000, Perú +51 84 228205


Pachapapa

Located in the beautiful San Blas area. A great place to sit when it is sunny and hot. Here you can try the traditional Cuy grilled in a stone oven or many different kinds of dishes like Pizza and traditional dishes. 

Carmen Bajo 120, Cusco 08000, Perú +51 84 241318


Cicciolina

Small and delicious plates made beautifully. Probably the most formal restaurant I went to in Cusco. That doesn’t mean you have to dress up though. It is very tourist friendly. You should book a table two days before if you want to have dinner there. A good place to eat if you feel like something small and delicate. 

2nd Floor, Triunfo 393, Cusco, Perú +51 84 239510


Jacks Cafe

Definitely the best cafe in Cusco. You can get breakfast at any time of the day, the cafe opens at 7:30 AM. It can get quite crowded in the afternoon and you might have to wait till get seated, but it is definitely worth it. The staff is very friendly and you can get all kinds of dishes there as well, it is not only for coffee or breakfast.

Choquechaka 509, Cusco 08000, Perú +51 84 254606


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 Museo del Pisco

 

A very stylish place to get snacks and drinks. It is at two levels and it is often a band playing upstairs. It is a great place to go if you are many and want to drink. Museo del Pisco is open until 1 AM which is a good place to drink if you want to be close to Plaza Armas.

Santa Catalina Ancha 398, Cusco 08000, Perú +51 84 262709


Republica del Pisco

A great place for fancy drinks and good atmosphere. It is usually a band playing. A great place to go for the last night in Cusco. It is no need to book to sit here. It can get crowded, but there is plenty of room. Republica del Pisco opens at 5 PM.

Calle Plateros 354, Cusco 08000, Perú +51 84 244111


 

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20 Comments
  • Megan Indoe
    Posted at 12:37h, 21 November Reply

    All of these seem like great suggestions! I really like the view from the Restobar! Also, the food at Papachos looks heavenly!

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 13:05h, 21 November Reply

      The view from the resto bar is amazing 😀 Hope you get to check it out one time 😀

  • Coralie Grassin
    Posted at 15:30h, 21 November Reply

    You got me at ceviche! What are the other dishes you feature? They look fantastic!

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:32h, 23 November Reply

      Matambre at Marcelo Batata and the beetroot starter at Cicciolina were amazing 🙂

  • candy
    Posted at 17:42h, 21 November Reply

    So many amazing options and I am always down for establishments with great views. My #1 choice would be Barrio Ceviche. I am a huuuge fan of ceviche and knowing that they have a ton of options makes me drool 🙂

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 17:52h, 21 November Reply

      You would love Barrio then, hope you get to try it out 😀

  • Sarah Kim
    Posted at 06:31h, 22 November Reply

    Oh yum, this post brings me back to Peru! Wish I had your guide when I was there though. I absolutely love their ceviche so will try that place out next time I’m around. Thanks for the recommendations.

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:28h, 22 November Reply

      Thank you for stopping by. Peruvian food is amazing. Luckily they serve it all over the world as well 😉 hehe

  • Mimi & Mitch
    Posted at 06:35h, 22 November Reply

    Wow wish we knew about Marcelo Batata when we were there last year. We want to go back and discover a bit more of Cusco. Really didn’t expect it to have that many good culinary spots! Thanks for the great guide!

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:28h, 22 November Reply

      Cusco is amazing, I stayed there for 5 days, a lot to see around 🙂

  • Katie
    Posted at 08:11h, 22 November Reply

    Aaaaaand now I’m hungry! Great post – that burger at Papachos looks so delicious too!

  • Mel Butler
    Posted at 13:03h, 22 November Reply

    I have never been to Peru but it is so high on my list of places and as soon as I can go, I will be off. I am a huge fan of ceviche so Barrio Ceviche would definitely be on my list, especially because of all the types and it is supposed to be the best. Also, Papachos would be on my list, especially because you can sit outside and enjoy a nice burger.

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 13:47h, 22 November Reply

      You would love it. Barrio Ceviche is amazing. Papachos is so cool as well 😀 So nice to sit outside , during the day.

  • Tara
    Posted at 18:41h, 22 November Reply

    Thanks for all the tips for dining out in Cusco. It can be so hard to decide when you have no idea what to expect! We are lucky to have an authentic Peruvian restaurant not far from where we live, but I’d rather have the real deal!

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:26h, 23 November Reply

      It is pretty hard to find out the good ones. So good you have a Peruvian restaurant nearby:D Thank you for stopping by my blog 😀

  • Cat
    Posted at 23:42h, 22 November Reply

    Limbos Restobar has got an amazing view! I haven’t tried much Peruvian food before. I would love to try out Matambre if I get a chance!

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:27h, 23 November Reply

      Limbo restobar was one of my favourites 😀 The Matambre was amazing 😀

  • Agness of Fit Travelling
    Posted at 13:12h, 29 November Reply

    Each one of these dishes seems so mouth-watering, Vibeke. I would love to explore Cusco soon. How many days would you recommend staying there?

    • thevikingabroad
      thevikingabroad
      Posted at 17:08h, 29 November Reply

      I stayed for 5 days actually including visiting the Sacred Valley. I recommend at least 3 days 🙂

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