Top Choice Peruvian in Puno


The go-to place for locals and travelers alike, Mojsa lives up to its name, Aymara for ‘delicious.’ It has a thoughtful range of Peruvian and international food, including innovative trout dishes and a design-your-o…
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La Barca

This is Puno’s best cevichería (ceviche restaurant). The world holds little greater pleasure than swigging down beer in its sunny green courtyard while scoffing piles of delicious marinated fish. The tiradito de cua…
Pizza in Puno


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 pat…
Pizza in Puno

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 personal-siz…
Peruvian in Puno


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 vegetari…
Vegetarian in Puno

Loving Hut

Filling vegetarian lunches with salad, gluten, soy-meat and brown-rice options in Asian and Peruvian styles. Try the quinoa burger or anticuchos veganos (vegan beef skewers). The warm unsweetened soy milk or mate (t…
Cafe in Puno


A hipster restaurant fashioned as a gringo magnet. Light breakfasts, curries, veggie stir-fries and pastas are clearly geared to what you’re craving, but you won’t see one local eating here. There’s also a drink men…
Fusion in Puno


A couch cafe with free wireless, Colors also caters to travelers with its slick look and fusion food. The menu is so extensive it’s hard to root out the specialties, and the staff may not be much help.
Bakery in Puno

Ricos Pan

Puno's best bakery is a quiet find for lovers of Peruvian comfort food, especially melt-in-your-mouth cakes. There are several branches scattered around town, but this one is most popular with locals.
Supermarket in Puno

Supermercado Central

For self-catering, head to Supermercado Central, but be wary of pickpockets.