Top things to do in Cuzco

Top Choice International in Cuzco

Cicciolina

On the 2nd floor of a lofty colonial courtyard mansion, Cicciolina may be Cuzco’s best restaurant. The eclectic, sophisticated food is divine, starting with house-marinated olives, and continuing with crisp polenta …
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 Museum in Cuzco

Museo Machu Picchu

This newish museum exhibits 360 pieces from Machu Picchu taken by Hiram Bingham's expeditions and recently returned by Yale University, including stone tools and metals, ceramics and bones. The collection shows the …
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 Museum in Cuzco

Cusco Planetarium

An excellent way to explore the fascinating Inca cosmovision. They defined constellations of darkness as well as light, used astronomy to predict weather patterns, and designed Cuzco’s main streets to align with con…
Top Choice Seafood in Cuzco

Limo

If you must have seafood in Cuzco, make this elegant Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) restaurant the place. Don't skip the house pisco sour, tinged with ginger and garnished with a whole chili. Tiraditos (raw fish in a fr…
Top Choice Japanese in Cuzco

Bojosan

This Tokyo-style noodle shop does right in so many ways. Take a stool and watch the cooks prepare your udon noodles from scratch. Oversized bowls have flavorful broth, you add the protein (duck, chicken and vegetari…
Top Choice French in Cuzco

Le Soleil

Cuzco’s go-to spot for traditional French cooking, this romantic white-linen restaurant delivers with cool precision. Start with trout in a tart mango ginger confit. The duck à l’orange cooked two ways is simply div…
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, reggaetón, salsa and hip-hop – and often hosts live bands. Usually full to bur…
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 …