Best restaurants in Lake Titicaca

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Puno

    La Table del Inca

    If you need a reason to dress up, this fusion restaurant, a little away from the noise, shows off paintings by local artists on its walls, with colorful plating. Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado (stir-fried beef with potatoes and chili) hold their own against Euro-Peruvian twists such as quinoa risotto, alpaca carpaccio with huacatay (a local aromatic herb), and French desserts.

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    Mojsa

    The go-to place for locals and travelers alike, Mojsa lives up to its name, which is Aymara for ‘delicious.’ Overlooking the plaza, it has a thoughtful range of Peruvian and international food, including innovative trout dishes and a design-your-own salad option. All meals start with fresh bread and a bowl of local olives. In the evening crisp brick-oven pizzas are on offer.

  • Restaurants in Puno

    Pushka

    It’s hard to imagine that just a couple blocks from Puno’s busy tourist street there is a large beer-garden-style restaurant. Yet here it is, with kid’s play equipment, astroturf and families enjoying excellent-value menús (set meals) of Peruvian dishes that are of the quality you’ll find back on Calle Lima, but without the frills.

  • Restaurants in Puno

    Tulipans

    Highly recommended for its yummy sandwiches, big plates of meat and piled-high vegetables, this cozy spot is warmed by the pizza oven in the corner. It also has a selection of South American wines. The courtyard patio is attractive for warm days – whenever those happen! Pizzas are only available at night. Tulipans is inside La Casona Parodi.

  • Restaurants in Puno

    Mareas Ceviche y Más

    There are dozens of ways to do ceviche and seafood in this family-filled courtyard restaurant. If you can't decide between seafood pasta, squid fried rice, trout ceviche or ceviche palteado (with avocado), try a combinado (set combo) of ceviche, chaufa (fried rice) and battered fried fish.

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    La Choza de Oscar

    Peruvian pollo a la brasa (roast chicken) has a spiced, crispy exterior and this eatery at the back of a restaurant creates wonders. Vegetarians can opt for a popular nightly salad buffet, and you can even sit in the main restaurant and enjoy the dance show (7.30pm to 9pm), but tips are encouraged.

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    La Casa del Corregidor

    It's just off the plaza but feels like a world and era away. Vinyl records of Peru's yesteryear decorate the walls, while board games and clay teapots are ready to adorn the tables, and a happy yellow courtyard shows off the historical building. Try the good fresh infusions or alpaca BBQ sticks.

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    Balcones de Puno

    Dinner-show venue with traditional local food. The nightly show (7:30pm to 9pm) stands out for its quality and sincerity – no panpipe butchering of 'El Cóndor Pasa' here. Save room for dessert, a major focus of dining here. Reserve ahead for weekends.

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    La Casona

    A solid choice for upscale criollo (spicy Peruvian fare with Spanish and African influences) and international food, even if portions are on the small side. Trout comes bathed in garlic or chili sauce. There’s also pasta, salad and soup.

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    Colors

    A couch-cafe with free wi-fi, good brownies and board games. Colors also caters to travelers with its lounge-bar looks and fusion food – set menus not only include trout and alpaca but also curries and falafel, not found elsewhere nearby.

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    Loving Hut

    Filling vegetarian lunches with salad, gluten, soy-meat and brown-rice options in Asian and Peruvian styles with simple flavours. Try the quinoa burger or anticuchos veganos (vegan beef skewers). The warm unsweetened soy milk or mate (tea) on tap makes the menú worth it alone.

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    Machu Pizza

    It might not be Colosseum authentic, but the ají (chili) aioli that you are given to spread over the thin-crust pizzas is a delicious Peruvian twist. The dim lighting, cozy mezzanine and back room, plus small-sized pizza options make it a good place to dine alone or with your favorite person.

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    Ukuku’s

    Crowds of travelers and locals thaw out in this toasty restaurant, which dishes up good local and Andean food (try alpaca steak with baked apples, or the quinoa omelet), as well as pizza, pasta, Asian-style vegetarian fare and coffees. The good-value dinner set menu includes a pisco.

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    Mercado Central

    For self-catering, head to the Mercado Central for fresh fruit, nuts and other produce, but be wary of pickpockets.