10 best Restaurants in Cusco, Perú

If you choose Cusco as a destination to spend a few days on your trip to Peru, you have to bear in mind that you will not only find one of the 7 Wonders of the World but also a very varied range of gastronomic proposals.

As a result of the popularity of this destination as a base point between Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, Cusco has been filled with businesses and restaurants of all kinds and for all tastes; from traditional Andean food with fusion of new cuisine, to veggie alternatives.

After going to a charming trekking session through the Cusco countryside, here we leave you eight unmissable options to enjoy the best food in Cusco.

After take one of the best vacation packages in Perú and visit the different gastronomic offers of Cusco during the last 3 months, we wanted to highlight the 10 best Restaurants in Cusco, Perú that elevate your traveling experience through flavor. This is not a list that necessarily includes the most luxurious or famous restaurants, but those with new products, delicious flavors and a creative proposal. The order below is random.

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10 best Restaurants in Cusco, Perú:

Pisco Museum

  • Address: Santa Catalina Ancha 398
  • Price range: $$ – $$$

Paying homage to its name, the Pisco Museum is a source of knowledge of this grape distillate. With hundreds of varieties of Peruvian piscos, here you can have a fun class of pisco sour behind the bar, as well as a tasting of different types of piscos while listening to explanations about their origin and characteristics. As for food, we recommend their lamb meat tapas, as well as the very fresh Muchame, a herb chimichurri with olive oil on avocado slices and duck prosciutto. In the background you have to try the Coal Avocado, with a surprising presentation and flavor.

El Mariscal

  • Address: Jr. Retamas 5H
  • Price range: $ – $$

Outside the historic center is the best ceviche in Cusco. The grace of El Mariscal is that his fish travel from Lima so that you can eat them the same day. That is largely the secret of the exquisite flavor of its ceviche, which transports you from the first bite to the Peruvian beaches. With a very friendly and bright restaurant, you can watch the bar right at the entrance so you can see the preparation of your dish. Not only the ceviche is good, the grilled octopus is the star of this place.

Heidi Farm

  • Address: Cuesta de San Blas 525
  • Price range: $$ – $$$

The oldest restaurant on this list. Karl-Heinz is a German farmer who came to Cusco 20 years ago, set up his dairy farm and wanted to publicize his products in a restaurant. Together with his mistress they created the Heidi Farm, in honor of one of Karl’s mules. Under the cook direction of his wife, Granja Heidi works with the most excellent natural products, achieving a perfect mix between French-German food with Peruvian touches and ingredients. You can order vegetarian dishes and also with meat, such as the delicious dry lamb, perhaps the best cut of meat of all the restaurants in Cusco. At the end of your lunch or dinner, you can order the “Mate de la Felicidad”, a secret formula of 7 herbs that rejoices the heart and soul.

Green point

  • Address: Carmen Bajo 235
  • Price range: $ – $$

If you think that by being vegan you are sacrificing flavor, Green Point is evidence that this thought is far from reality. With typical dishes transformed into vegan, such as causa, ceviches and sushis, Green Point stands as the best and most varied free option of any animal product in Cusco. La Causa is a true gastronomic and vegan miracle: made with Andean chips, stuffed with mixed vegetables in avocado mayonnaise. It is accompanied by grilled oyster mushrooms in an anticuchera sauce with ají panca, and on the side a delicious passion fruit sauce that adds exoticism and creativity to the flavor. The restaurant also holds famous cooking classes that seek to expand the knowledge of the vegan and raw diet.

Chakruna Burguers

  • Address: 699 Plazoleta San Blas
  • Price range: $

Effort and passion always pay off, and this is the case with Chakruna Burguers. Its owner Alejandro and her family have managed to establish the best hamburger of all the restaurants in Cusco in just 1 year and a half. Its prices are quite cheap and its flavors a feast of flavors in your mouth. In Chakruna they are proud of their use of innumerable types of Peruvian potatoes, which they incorporate into their dishes in delicious fries with different sauces. Among its options you can also find vegetarian burgers, whether they are made with beans, lentils or chickpeas.

Las Frescas

  • Address: Saphy 478
  • Price range: $ – $$

Las Frescas is the first salad bar in Cusco, and what a surprise they have generated. It is also one of the newest restaurants in the Inca capital. Using the concept of bowls, here you can prepare your own salads, wraps, soups, desserts and drink refreshing juices. 100% recommended is its Pesto Bowl: Grained quinoa with pure basil pesto sauce, accompanied by grilled chicken cubes, dehydrated tomato, toasted garlic chips and fresh Parmesan cheese.

Nuna raymi

  • Address: Triunfo 356
  • Price range: $$ – $$$

With a relaxed atmosphere and a fresh and bright decoration, Nuna Raymi is typical Peruvian food with a creative and novel touch. Its alpaca anticuchos make your mouth water just when you think of them, an unmissable flavor that you can only try in this restaurant in Cusco. They also make demonstrations of their drinks, making delicious pisco sours of different flavors such as passion fruit, aguaymanto and chicha. At the end of your meal, the sommelier passes by with an emollient cart (cover photo) delivering herbal infusions with properties of lemon verbena, yacon, aloe leaf, plantain, among others.

Coffee Museum

  • Address: Espaderos 136
  • Price range: $$ – $$$

A large space with earth tones and elegant decoration, the Coffee Museum not only has the best coffee drink in Cusco, but also has deliciously presented and tasty breakfasts and dishes. With unmatched attention, here you start your day enjoying from the first bite. You can sit in their comfortable armchairs on the first or second floor, or enjoy the view of the Plaza de Armas and Plaza Regocijo from your balcony. We recommend the Chilcano de Café, with pisco and lemon juice, as well as the delicious “El Lomazo”, grilled alpaca with chimichurri accompanied with rustic puree, bacon and a coffee reduction. After eating you can walk through its neighboring exhibition that tells the history of coffee in Peru.


  • Address: Triunfo 393
  • Price range: $$ – $$$

Cicciolina is a restaurant and tapas bar located in the heart of Cusco. Its food is the result of an Italian-Peruvian fusion and is served in an elegant and relaxed context. The experience of dining in this place has been meticulously studied to include tasty wines, luxurious service, aromas and irresistible flavors. The Andean mushroom risotto, duck prosciutto and alpaca tartar are among the best dishes on the menu.

La Rabona

  • Address: Herrajes 146
  • Price range: $ – $$

Hidden in the narrow Calle Herrajes, La Rabona offers the best sandwiches and the best chocolate cake in Cusco. Based on pure organic products, their paninis are an absolute delight first thing in the morning. We recommend the Capresse panini and the Hummus panini, the latter with avocado, cherry tomatoes and seed sprouts. The best thing is that at very good prices the portions are quite strong, to the point that a single sandwich easily satisfies two.

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