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Top Choice Fast Food in Huánuco


The only place in town where you have to queue to get through the door. You pay first (a fixed fee for as much as you like of whatever’s on). Salchipapas (sausages and fries) with eggs is popular.
Top Choice Peruvian in Huánuco

Tradiciones Huanuqueñas

This is the quintessential eating experience in Huánuco, which is why it gets our vote. Dishes remain true to the Peruvian Andes, prices remain down to earth and portions pose challenges for most appetites. Add on a…
Ruins in Huánuco

Temple of Kotosh

This temple ruin is also known as the Temple of the Crossed Hands because of the life-sized mud molding of a pair of crossed hands, which is the site’s highlight. The molding dates to about 2000 BC and is now at Lim…
in Huánuco


This Hare Krishna-run restaurant serves excellent vegetarian set meals with all the predictable permutations of tofu, veggies, rice and noodles in a somewhat gloomy setting.
Burgers in Huánuco

Lookcos Burger Grill

This large, two-floor squeaky-clean restaurant serves mean burgers and sandwiches, sports a balcony, and a bar blaring out a diverse selection of ear-splitting reggaetón come nightfall.
Chinese in Huánuco

Chifa Khon Wa

The largest and most popular Chinese eatery in town.
in Huánuco

Shorton Grill

This grilled-chicken restaurant is thinly disguised as a grill; chicken, chips and beer is where this place is at, and it’s good.
Pizza in Huánuco

La Piazzetta

This upscale restaurant does quality Italian food including tasty pizzas: service is prompt and there is a good range of Chilean and Argentinean wines.
Bar in Huánuco


A mellow kind of place with a small dance floor downstairs and a cozy upstairs area for drinks: go on, come knock back some of their house sangria!
Church in Huánuco

Iglesia San Francisco

The Iglesia San Francisco is Huánuco’s most appealing church, with lavish baroque-style altars and interesting escuela cuzqueña (Cuzco school) paintings.