Top Choice International in Ayacucho

Via Via

With its upstairs plaza-facing balcony, Via Via has the best views with which to accompany your meal in Ayacucho. It’s ethically sourced, organic food – but this is Peruvian-European fusion cuisine, so you’ll find s…
Top Choice Pizza in Ayacucho

Pizzeria Polizzi

Not all the culinary stars that shine in Ayacucho shine in the center. This pizzeria twinkles in a galaxy all of its own out on Av del Ejercito (although it's planning a second central branch). The food is superb bu…
Italian in Ayacucho

Mamma Mia

An exception pizza stop, manned by a Ukrainian, no less. He has pooled his extensive catering experience and come up with a truly atmospheric place where you can laze away the late afternoon with real coffee and gre…
Parrilla in Ayacucho

El Niño

In a colonial mansion with a sheltered patio containing tables overlooking a garden, El Niño specializes in grills yet dishes up a variety of Peruvian food. The individual parrillada (grilled-meat platter) is good, …
Peruvian in Ayacucho

Recreo Las Flores

Cuy, cuy and more cuy (guinea pig): let's hope you like it if you're eating here. Inside it resembles a vast Communist-style cafeteria but over by the windows that feeling is less apparent. This and several other pl…
Peruvian in Ayacucho

La Casona

This popular, ambient courtyard restaurant has been recommended by several travelers for its big portions. It focuses on Peruvian food such as the excellent lomo saltado (strips of beef stir-fried with onions, tomat…
Cafe in Ayacucho

Café Miel

Breakfast is the best time to visit this reader-recommended place with its chirpy atmosphere strangely reminiscent of an English tearoom – we’re talking great fruit salads and some of Ayacucho’s best (freshly brewed…
Ice Cream in Ayacucho


Flavors at this ice-cream parlor include Belgian chocolate, chicha morada (an iconically Peruvian, sweet, unfermented, purple corn drink) and Baileys: there’s real machine-made coffee too.
Peruvian in Ayacucho

Restaurant Los Alamos

In an attractive patio within the hotel of the same name, this restaurant has good service, a long menu of Peruvian selections and a few vegetarian plates; it may have musicians in the evening.
Steak in Ayacucho

Las Tinajas

An elegant choice with plaza- or courtyard-facing dining, ultra-professional service and – well – damned good steak. Part of the mini-chain found in other Peruvian cities.