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Top Choice French in Aguas Calientes

Indio Feliz

Hospitality is the strong suit of French cook Patrik at this multi-award-winning restaurant, but the food does not disappoint. Start with sopa criolla (a potent and flavorful broth, served with hot bread, homemade b…
Top Choice Bar in Cuzco

Museo del Pisco

When you've had your fill of colonial religious art, investigate this pisco museum, where the wonders of the national drink are extolled, exalted and – of course – sampled. Opened by an enthusiastic expat, this muse…
Top Choice International in Ollantaytambo

El Albergue Restaurante

This whistle stop cafe serves elegant dinners of well-priced, classic Peruvian fare. It’s inviting, with an open kitchen bordered by heaping fruit bowls and candles adorning each linen-topped table.Start with the ca…
Top Choice Peruvian in Cuzco

Marcelo Batata

A sure bet for delectable Andean cuisine with a twist. Marcelo Batata innovates with traditional foods to show them at their best – like the humble tarwi pea, which makes a mean hummus. The chicken soup with hierba …
Top Choice Live Music in Cuzco

Ukuku’s

The most consistently popular nightspot in town, Ukuku’s plays a winning combination of crowd pleasers – Latin and Western rock, reggae and reggaetón (a blend of Puerto Rican bomba, dancehall and hip-hop), salsa, hi…
Top Choice International in Cuzco

Cicciolina

On the 2nd floor of a lofty colonial courtyard mansion, Cicciolina has long been among Cuzco’s best restaurant. The eclectic, sophisticated food is divine, starting with house-marinated olives, continuing with crisp…
Top Choice Peruvian in Urubamba

Huacatay

In a little house tucked down a narrow side street, Huacatay makes a lovely night out. Though not every dish is a hit, the tender alpaca steak, served in a port reduction sauce with creamy quinoa risotto and topped …
Top Choice Pizza in Cuzco

La Bodega 138

Sometimes you are homesick for good atmosphere, uncomplicated menus and craft beer. In comes La Bodega, a fantastic laid-back enterprise run by a family in what used to be their home. Thin crust pizzas are fired up …
Church in Cuzco

La Catedral

A squatter on the site of Viracocha Inca’s palace, the cathedral was built using blocks pilfered from the nearby Inca site of Sacsaywamán. Its construction started in 1559 and took almost a century. It is joined by …
Ruins in Cuzco

Qurikancha

If you visit only one site in Cuzco, make it these Inca ruins, which form the base of the colonial church and convent of Santo Domingo. Qurikancha was once the richest temple in the Inca empire; all that remains tod…