Cajamarca restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Cajamarca

Cascanuez Café Bar

Every city needs a Cascanuez, a place where you can go at 4pm for your tea or merienda (afternoon snack) and have a bow-tied waiter serve you a hot drink and a sweet treat. In Cajamarca this means cafe pasado (coffe…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Paprika

Cajamarca’s poshest restaurant is located in its fanciest hotel and – no surprise – offers the most inventive food in the city. Large windows look out onto the main plaza, starched white tablecloths lend a formal ed…
Pizza in Cajamarca

El Marengo

Marengo is the smallest, hottest and most fun of the melee of pizza places in the blocks west of Plaza de Armas. With six wooden tables and a brick pizza oven squeezed into a space the size of a dentist’s waiting ro…
Seafood in Cajamarca

10 Luces

A casual place for lunch or a light dinner, 10 Luces is located in Cajamarca’s emerging hip quarter and sports high tables, cool stools and a straight-to-the-point menu that’s heavy on fish. Select from small cevich…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Salas

This old-school diner is a weird juxtaposition of bland cafeteria-style tables and ostentatiously outfitted wait staff (with bow-ties, no less). It's located down a narrow entrance off the Plaza de Armas and has bee…
Desserts in Cajamarca

Heladería Holanda

The tiny entrance on the Plaza de Armas opens into a large, Dutch-orange cafe selling the best ice cream in Cajamarca. The staff will shower you with samples of the 20 or so changing flavors, the best of which are b…
Fast Food in Cajamarca

Sanguchon.com

This wildly popular hamburger-and-sandwich joint features an extensive menu of handheld snacks. It has 16 varieties of burgers (including vegetarian) and a dozen sauces – adding up to almost 200 different menu choic…
Coffee in Cajamarca

Cafetería Sabi

There’s a minor coffee revolution happening in Cajamarca at the moment, built on a passion for roasting local organic beans grown in nearby Jaen and Chachapoyas. Recently opened Sabi is a leader in the field and com…
Pizza in Cajamarca

Vaca Loca

Set in an inviting colonial house with a warm paint job, the 'Mad Cow' pays homage to the local dairy culture with bovine-print furniture and cow art. But the reason to come here is for the quality pies – they're dr…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Castope

This unpretentious restaurant is something of a Cajamarca phenomenon. There's no playing to the tourist palate; instead, Castope concentrates on gratifying the hordes of locals who come to dine here daily. The menu …