The 10 best restaurants to have a romantic dinner in Cusco
Located on the second floor of a colonial building, with incanato carved stones, Incanto is by far the ideal place for a healthy snack after a tired day in Cusco. With only organic proposals on the table, this restaurant offers you the best lunch or breakfast prepared with fresh ingredients from the Sacred Valley. Start your day with its refreshing juices made with local fruits. Do not miss its abundant salads, homemade pasta and its famous asparagus trout with its succulent alpaca medallions. A friendly, relaxed place to recharge your energy to continue your adventures in Cusco.
2. MAP coffee
The place where culture and a good culinary experience come together. With a privileged location inside the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, get ready to enter and be amazed. You will be having dinner surrounded by glass walls so you can appreciate the colonial architecture that you have a few meters away. Delight yourself with Peruvian fusion food served by elegant young men. Discover the interesting reinvention of traditional Peruvian dishes and take a break from the tours to enjoy a candlelit culinary tour. You can not miss the black and red quinoa flavored with truffle cannelloni or hot shrimp ceviche.
This rustic restaurant is located in the bohemian district of San Blas and specializes in traditional gourmet Andean food. The place is perfect to eat on a sunny day while you sit on the wooden benches in your open patio. If it is a bit cold, do not worry, the patio is kept warm with heaters and a huge clay oven. We recommend you the typical dishes of Cusco such as baked trout or alpaca anticucho. If you feel particularly adventurous in a culinary way, pre-order your specialty: baked guinea pig with red pepper sauce Discover the purest traditional flavors in a charming atmosphere!
A restaurant with an unbeatable view over the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, located on the second floor of a typical colonial house. A chic, contemporary place with an outstanding variety of piscos. Have you ever taken Pisco before? It is the flagship liquor of Peru! It is a kind of grape brandy that offers intriguing flavors when mixed with exotic fruits from Latin America. A good place to relax and admire the view. And about the food? The Kitchen specializes in Peruvian-Asian food of marine dishes, such as fantastic dishes such as sushi (which you will only try in Peru) and tiraditos (a kind of sashimi with an electrifying flavor). Limo is a mandatory stop for foodies and lovers of Peruvian food.
5. Le Soleil
Tired of Andean food? How about French food for dinner? Le Soleil is the perfect alternative if you are looking for an elegant restaurant with French flavors and an extensive wine list. If you are celebrating a special occasion, the confit duck, rillettes and a creème brulee are waiting for you and your partner. With a subtle and romantic style of decoration, it is dazzled by a sparkling champagne or a traditional Bordeaux wine. We recommend you try the 7-step menu, the orange duck and the baked ratatouille in the capital of the Inca empire, but with the elegance of Paris.
6. Inka Grill
It was one of the first restaurants in Cusco and has one of the best locations, right on the corner of the majestic Plaza de Armas. Its specialty is the food novoandina and international cuisine, offering delicious creations using fresh ingredients such as: trout, alpaca, quinoa and Andean cheese. Its menu reinvents international dishes giving rise to creations such as the super recommended quinoa risotto. Inka Grill encompasses 15 years of gastronomic experience in an excellent location in the heart of the city with a cozy and friendly atmosphere. A place you can not miss.
With a privileged view located within the 16th-century colonial monastery, Pirqa (JW Marriott's Restaurant) serves modern Peruvian food using regional ingredients such as yellow potatoes, trout, quinoa and Quillabamba chocolate. Experience a fine culinary experience in a historic site designated by the Peruvian government as a cultural heritage. Enjoy a delicious dinner in its elegant interior and compare the contrast you have with the old architecture of the renovated convent. Do you want to reinvent Peruvian recipes? So you get used to Andean food, why not learn to do it? The JW Marriott offers culinary classes too!
It was once the Palace of the Inca Túpca Yupanqui, now a cozy restaurant that combines Italian and Peruvian cuisine. Located on the other side of the main square of Cusco, and with a huge wooden oven, Incanto offers one of the best pizzas, breads and pastas. Tagliteles in squid sauce, local Cusco cheese accompanied by quinoa croquettes, make a perfect combination that you will find in Incanto. We recommend the bear bear accompanied by mashed potatoes. Accompany them with the best wine selection to create the perfect combination and enjoy an unforgettable lunch or dinner in the city of Cusco.
9. Winery 138
One of our favorite restaurants. Simple, nothing expensive and extremely delicious. Bodega 138 welcomes you with its incredible and cozy vibe, offering you one of the best pizzas in the city with its original recipes. You can not miss the spaghetti a la carbonara, simply one of the best we have tried (without exaggeration) They do not accept reservations either, so you must arrive early to not miss this culinary experience.
One of the most popular, charming and delicious restaurants located on the second floor in an old colonial house minutes from the main square. It offers an international menu that welcomes guests to have a casual meal or an intimate candlelight dinner. Its ocher walls and wooden beams create an attractive atmosphere. The place is always quite full of diners, and they do not accept reservations so we recommend arriving early.
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