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Top Choice Peruvian in Huancayo

Leopardo

This joint is so Huancayo, right down to the model train in the central dining area, effortlessly combining common people’s cafeteria with upscale restaurant. Go for Andean with mondongo (broth made with maize, trip…
Top Choice Traditional Music in Huancayo

La Cabaña

Contemplate this. A man collects wondrous and miraculous things from old fruit machines to antiquated aguardiente-making equipment throughout his life and then arranges them around a lively, cozy bar that makes deli…
Market in Huancayo

Mercado Mayorista

The colorful produce market spills out from the covered Mercado Mayorista, east along the railway tracks. In the meat section you can buy Andean delicacies such as frogs, guinea pigs and chickens, while an incredibl…
Peruvian in Huancayo

Huancahuasi

Northwest of town, Real becomes Mariscal Castilla in El Tambo district. The local eatery of choice is this classy establishment. A flower-filled courtyard and walls decorated with San Pedro de Cajas tapestries and p…
Cafe in Huancayo

Sofa Café Paris

With the chilled vibe you’d hope from the name, this is a lively venue with a wrap-around mezzanine level to oversee the action below. It favors Nirvana over Andean music and is frequented by trendy young huancaínos…
Traditional Dance in Huancayo

Año Nuevo

New Year festivities in Huancayo are some of Peru’s most unusual. Dances performed include the huaconada, in which revelers dress up to look like quirky old men with big noses, representing village elders who, in ti…
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 few steps up from the usual chicken-and-rice choices. Enjoy filling burgers …
Arts & Crafts in Huancayo

Feria Dominical

This craft market occupies numerous blocks along Huancavelica to the northwest of Piura, offering weavings, textiles, embroidered items, ceramics and wood carvings. Mates burilados (carved gourds) and many other ite…
Bakery in Huancayo

Café Coqui

This modern bakery/coffee shop is a contender for the best breakfast stop in the Central Andes, serving tasty sandwiches, pastries, empanadas, real espresso and other coffees. It’s lively from morning until evening …
International in Huancayo

La Cabaña

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