Portal de Carnes 236, piso 2, Plaza de Armas
One of the popular things to try in Peru is their sushi and ceviche. The Japanese are predominant in Peru including Cusco from their long history of immigrating in the 1800s in search of a country full of gold. With that being said, Nikkei is a blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. It is something worth trying and the dishes are beautifully decorated. I suggest you make a reservation ahead of time since the spots fill up quickly but also to get the best view by the window. There were people that were able to walk in, but unfortunately, the beautiful window seats were reserved all night long.
Plazoleta Nazarenas 231, Museo de Arte Precolombino
MAP Cafe is owned by the same group who owns Limo Cocino Peruana & Pisco Bar. They aim to please with their beautiful dishes and amazing food. Although we loved LIMO, I do think my friend may have had food poisoning from the duck. My friend and I did not receive food poisoning and enjoyed our dishes very much. They were absolutely delicious and stunning with their presentation. Again I suggest you make a reservation. This restaurant may be hard to find since it is inside of the Art Museum.
There are a lot of Vegan and Vegetarian options in Peru which makes it popular among lots of tourists and backpackers. One of the favorite places to visit is Organika which can be a small trek uphill while low on oxygen. But I promise you that it is worth it. Their produce is organic and fresh and their salads look absolutely stunning. This restaurant is very small and fills up quickly. I would suggest you arrive before the lunch or dinner rush to enjoy the delicious food they offer.
Santa Catalina Ancha 342, Cusco, Peru
Mutu is an excellent restaurant with strong but tasty drinks. They have a lot of delicious choices on food and have probably too many options to choose from. We randomly found this place on our walk and decided to try it out despite it not having a lot of customers. The food was excellent with a beautiful presentation.
Santa Catalina Angosta 135, Cusco, Perú
If you happen to get homesick for comfort food, we stumbled upon a great pizza and pasta place called Incanto. This restaurant had an amazing wood-fired pizza and appetizers. This restaurant was well taken care of with great customer service. All of their food items looked amazing and it was hard to choose from just one item to eat.
Av Tullumayo 777, Cusco 08000, Peru
If you are looking for some great cheap eats in Cusco, I highly suggest you go to Don Bigote. This is a great place to get a lot of food for a great deal and perfect to share with a family of 4. You can get a whole chicken, french fries, veggies, and sauces for only 50 soles ~ $15USD. We ate as much as we could for a party of 3, but we still had so much more food left over. It was a great deal and the chicken was cooked perfectly.
There you have it, some of my favorite Cusco restaurants. These are some of my favorite Cusco Restaurants. If you want to know more, be sure to read my post on things to do in Cusco. Do you have any other restaurants that weren’t on this list? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!