Restaurants

Desserts in Cajamarca

Heladería Holanda

Don’t miss the tiny entrance on the Plaza de Armas; it opens into a large, Dutch-orange cafe selling possibly the best ice cream in northern Peru. The staff will shower you with samples of the 20 or so changing flav…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

El Batán

One of the town’s best places to eat, this is a mix of gallery-restaurant, peña (bar or club featuring live folkloric music) and cultural center, and serves varied Peruvian and international dishes with has a decent…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Castope

This unpretentious restaurant near the bus terminals looks decidedly like a warehouse, but it needs to be big to cater to the hordes of locals who come to dine here. The menu has a wide range of local favorites incl…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Don Paco

Tucked away near the plaza, Don Paco has a big following among residents and expats. There’s something for everyone, including typical breakfasts and great renditions of Peruvian favorites, plus more sophisticated n…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Querubino

Classy Querubino has real chefs doing upscale versions of Peruvian classics, plus the occasional creative curveball and seasonally changing specials. The menu is dominated by meat and seafood, but try the gnocchi a …
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Salas

Down a narrow entrance off the Plaza de Armas, this old-school diner is a big hit among the senior crowd who come for the carefully prepared typical Cajamarquino dishes. Everything the bow-tied waiters bring out is …
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 cove…
Fast Food in Cajamarca

Sanguchon.com

This wildly popular, hipster hamburger and sandwich joint features an extensive menu of handheld drunken eats. It has 16 varieties of burgers and another half dozen sauces – the combinations are staggering. The tast…
in Cajamarca

Nuevo Chifa Canton

A step up from the usual Chinese restaurants that abound in Peru, the menu here is filled with hundreds of options great for everyone, from vegetarians to the most daring meat eaters. The chef hails from Canton and …
in Cajamarca

Mr Grill

It only takes a step into this low-key dining room to be seduced by the smell of roast chicken and choice cuts of meat. A table for five could easily get stuffed on their parrillada (selection of grilled meats) for …