Nearly all of our clients will spend some time in Cuzco on a visit to Peru, and most will experience some superlative dinners recommended by our experts. In many ways, the city is the equal of Lima for range and depth when it comes to food. Though maybe not quite matching it for world-class establishments, it nonetheless has fabulous eateries in abundance.
Our personal favourite has always been Cicciolina. With its lovely tapas and welcoming décor, it is the perfect place for a long lunch, a quick snack or an epic dinner. The beetroot ravioli is our favourite, but time and time again, the dishes deliver intense flavours from all over the country. We always book far in advance for clients wishing to eat here, as it fills up fast during peak hours.
There are also some excellent fine-dining restaurants in Cuzco, with Qespi and Le Soleil both bringing a tasty and elegant option to the table. Peruvian cuisine isn’t traditionally lavish and the heartier fare available at UCHU Peruvian Steakhouse or Morena Peruvian Kitchen is every bit as fabulous but without the fanfare. Amazing for families and those looking for a scrumptious and substantial meal, both have varied menus for all but with a few unique platefuls thrown in. Similarly, local takes on fine dining, such as Faustina and Inkazuela, dish up some wonderful creations and flavours, but with a great price and a more Andean feel.