Top things to do in Huanchaco

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Restaurante Mococho

This tiny place sits secluded in a walled garden where the legend of chef don Victor is carried on by his widow and son, Wen. It’s not cheap, but it’s fresh and excellent. The specialty is steamed whole fish in sauc…
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Restaurante Big Ben

This sophisticated seafooder at the far north end of town specializes in lunchtime ceviches and is the best place in town for top-notch seafood. Though ceviche is the main draw, the menu is also heavy on fresh fish,…
Sushi in Huanchaco

Umi Sushi

Many of Huanchaco's better restaurants close early, but fortunately this great little sushi place, tucked away on a quiet road at the southern end of town, is here to cater to visitors looking for something differen…
Bar in Huanchaco

Jungle Bar Bily

Travelers gravitate to this quasi-Polynesian-themed bar due to location (across from the pier), good music (U2, REM) and a popular cheap ceviche (S20), among other good-value seafood. Happy hour (6pm to 10pm) nets a…
Peruvian in Huanchaco

La Esquina

This split-level modern corner restaurant a block back from the malecón specializes in whole barbecued fish, which is cooked just right on the grill out the front. Take your pick from the fresh options in the displa…
Peruvian in Huanchaco

El Caribe

This local favorite, tucked away off the main strip, is a fair bit cheaper than the other quality seafood places, but is no also-ran in quality. It serves big portions of excellent seafood and comida criolla (local …
Vegetarian in Huanchaco

Otra Cosa

This Dutch-Peruvian beachside pad is Huanchaco’s requisite travelers' hub, serving up yummy vegetarian victuals such as falafel, crepes, Spanish tortillas, Dutch apple pie and tasty curry-laced burritos (one of whic…
Cafe in Huanchaco

Meri Cafe Bar

Run by the former proprietors of Surf Hostel Meri, this simple little cafe on the main boulevard serves all-day breakfasts and other tasty light meals alongside cold beers and a selection of cocktails. Low prices an…
Peruvian in Huanchaco

Restaurante Huanchaco Beach

A long-running and reliable option on the main boulevard serving tasty plates of fresh seafood. It's popular with tour groups, but at other times, due to its large size, can feel somewhat empty.
Church in Huanchaco

Santuario de la Virgen del Socorro

This church above town is worth a visit. Built between 1535 and 1540, it is said to be the second-oldest church in Peru. There are sweeping views from the restored belfry.