Top Choice Amazonian in Moyobamba

La Olla de Barro

Don't miss this local institution, set up tiki-lounge-style, where you can double-dare your friends to try fried ants or alligator, all while you savor the phenomenal inchicapi (chicken soup with peanuts, cilantro a…
Top Choice Peruvian in Tarapoto

La Patarashca

Outstanding regional Amazon cuisine is on tap at this casual 2nd-floor place. Don’t miss the salad of chonta, thin strips of local hearts of palm, with avocados doused in vinaigrette; or the namesake patarashcas, he…
Top Choice Peruvian in Leimebamba

Sabor del Mishqui

Relocated from near the museum to the center of town, Leimebamba's best chef whips up fantastic homestyle set meals that include soup, salad, a wide choice of mains and pudding. They are tasty, filling and outrageou…
Top Choice Peruvian in Chachapoyas

El Batan de Tayta

This hip bar-restaurant serves creative versions of traditional dishes and great fusion cuisine, plated with style on pieces of granite and inverted terracotta roof tiles. Try the arroz shutito con bife y chica de j…
Cafe in Cajamarca

Cascanuez Café Bar

A nice cafe for breakfast and light meals but most folks flock here for a decadent means to their sweet-tooth ends – nine varieties of tres leches cake alone (try chocolate).
Peruvian in Cajamarca

Don Paco

Tucked away near the plaza, Don Paco has a big following among residents and expats. There’s something for everyone, including typical breakfasts and great renditions of Peruvian favorites, plus more sophisticated n…
Peruvian in Cajamarca

El Batán

One of the town’s best places to eat, this is a mix of gallery-restaurant, peña (bar or club featuring live folkloric music) and cultural center, and serves varied Peruvian and international dishes with has a decent…
Desserts in Cajamarca

Heladería Holanda

Don’t miss the tiny entrance on the Plaza de Armas; it opens into a large, Dutch-orange cafe selling possibly the best ice cream in northern Peru. The staff will shower you with samples of the 20 or so changing flav…
Pizza in Cajamarca

New York Pizza

OK, it’s not real New York pizza, but then again nothing else is. They still make a great pie though, as the yummy smells wafting down the street will verify. They get double bonus points for their delivery service.
Peruvian in Cajamarca


Classy Querubino has real chefs doing upscale versions of Peruvian classics, plus the occasional creative curveball and seasonally changing specials. The menu is dominated by meat and seafood, but try the gnocchi a …