Central Highlands restaurants

Top Choice International in Ayacucho

Via Via

The upstairs plaza-facing balcony has the best views in Ayacucho to accompany your meal of Peruvian-European fusion cuisine, made from ethically sourced, organic ingredients. You’re sure to find something to sate yo…
Top Choice Peruvian in Canta & Obrajillo

La Choza de Omar

This rustic outdoor restaurant where the road hits the river in idyllic little Obrajillo entices droves of weekending Lima residents, who go crazy over the huge plates of carnivorous fare while their kids run amok. …
Top Choice Fusion in Tarma

Daylo Cocina Peruana-Fusion

With one stylish opening, Daylo has whirled Tarma's eating scene from the culinary-wasteland category up into refined dining. Food in this intimately designed venue veers away from traditional Peruvian, but doesn't …
Top Choice Peruvian in Huánuco

Tradiciones Huanuqueñas

The quintessential eating experience in Huánuco. Dishes remain true to the Peruvian Andes, prices remain fairly down to earth and portions pose challenges for most appetites. Add on a green, quiet, out-of-town setti…
Top Choice International in Huancayo

La Cabaña

This haunt is popular with locals and travelers alike for its relaxed ambience, hearty food and tasty pisco sours (grape brandy cocktails). When you’re suitably mellow, order a scrumptious pizza or graze on trout, j…
Top Choice Italian in Andahuaylas

Pizzeria il Gato

The coziest, friendliest pizzeria you ever did see. Chunky wood tables, heavenly pizza served on boards, and pictures of the department (province) of Apurímac on the walls, interspersed with local children's drawing…
Top Choice Parrilla in Huancavelica

Pollos y Parrilladas El Centro

There are two large parts to this plaza-facing restaurant – separated by the kitchen – and at lunchtime every inch of space is needed, as seemingly all of Huancavelica’s residents descend here to eat. A good grilled…
Peruvian in Huancayo

Huancahuasi

This classy establishment is the local eatery of choice in El Tambo district, where Real becomes Castilla northwest of town. A flower-filled courtyard and walls decorated with San Pedro de Cajas tapestries and poems…
Peruvian in Huancayo

Detrás de la Catedral

This well-run, attractively presented place exudes a woody, warm feeling and has garnered plenty of regular patrons with its broad menu: a flight of steps up from the usual chicken-and-rice choices. Enjoy filling bu…
Peruvian in Huancayo

Leopardo

Effortlessly combining common-people’s cafeteria with upscale restaurant, this joint is so Huancayo, right down to the model train in the central dining area. Go Andean with mondongo (broth made with maize, tripe, m…