The 5 Best Places to Eat in Cusco
Peru is known for having some of the best food in the world and every city has their own specialties. Here’s a guide to five of the best restaurants in Cusco.
First up we have “El Tabuco” a family run Italian restaurant on Calle Meloc, Cusco. If you’re looking for somewhere with character and a lot of heart then El Tabuco is the spot. This little gem might be small but it has great atmosphere. There is a really good pizza menu on offer and a good variety of pastas to choose from too. I’ve tried a lot of pizzas places in Cusco and this one is definitely top of the list.
La Casona del Inca
Second on the List is “La Casona del Inca.” Taking the road from Cusco to the ruins of Pisaq Sacsayhuamán or just before you get to the white statue of Christ is where you will find this elegant restaurant. It blends traditional food with incredible views of the city, truly one of the best restaurants in the area.
Shaman Vegan Raw Restaurant
Of course we did not forget our vegan travelers with Shaman Vegan Raw Restaurant (quite the name huh?). Each dish is well balanced, tasty and prepared with fresh ingredients. Portions are very generous and service is always attentive. A lot of diners tend to prefer the menu of the day, an incredibly appetizing offering which changes according to the seasons. Stop here for the good food; come back for the terrific service.
Sepia Club Café
The restaurant is located about 10 minutes’ walk from the main square and specializes in a variety of Peruvian foods, particularly spicy ones. If you’re into spicy food then it’s the perfect fit for you. Their fish is always fresh and the food is satisfying, together with great service and reasonable prices it could be one of the best little restaurants around.
Uchu Peruvian Steakhouse
The final restaurant specializes in meats, particularly cooking through the use of stone. Volcanic stones are heated in a special oven at 500 degrees Celcius. This stone is then brought to your table where you can prepare this interesting selection of meat, fish, or poultry. Perfect if you’re craving something different.