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El Albergue Restaurante

This whistle-stop cafe serves elegant and well-priced Peruvian fare. It’s inviting, with an open kitchen bordered by heaping fruit bowls and candles adorning linen-topped tables. Start with the causas (potato dish) …
Arts & Crafts in Ollantaytambo


A nonprofit boutique selling gorgeous locally woven sweaters, hats and gloves made with organic dyes, as well as handmade leather handbags and wallets. Products are high quality and design conscious, they're wonderf…
Festival in Ollantaytambo

Señor de Choquechilca

Occurring during Pentecost in late May or early June, the town’s most important annual event commemorates the local miracle of the Christ of Choquechilca, when a wooden cross appeared by the Incan bridge. It’s celeb…
Ruins in Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Both fortress and temple, these spectacular Inca ruins rise above Ollantaytambo, making a splendid half-day trip. (Admission is via the boleto turístico tourist card, valid for 10 days and for 16 other sites across …
Peruvian in Ollantaytambo


This concept restaurant connects visitors to the bounty of ancestral Andean foods, admittedly, most of them tubers. It's a great idea, with traditional soups, rehydrated potato dishes, tarwi bean salads, tasty alpac…
Ruins in Ollantaytambo


It's a very steep climb up the hillside, but views are magnificent. You will see the Ollantaytambo ruins from the best vantage point, and it's nice to wander around Inca ruins that aren't swamped with tour groups. T…
Cafe in Ollantaytambo

Hearts Café

Serving healthy and hearty food, beer and wine and good coffee, Hearts is a longtime local presence, with some organic produce and box lunches for excursions. Breakfasts like huevos rancheros (fried eggs with beans …
Peruvian in Ollantaytambo

Apu Veronica

A good spot for popular Peruvian classics. Light appetites will be satisfied with the quinoa soup with vegetables. If you're hungry you could go for a sizzling steak cooked tableside on a hot stone with native potat…
Festival in Ollantaytambo

Día de los Reyes Magos

Epiphany is celebrated on January 5 to 8, when residents of surrounding communities arrive on foot to Ollanta to celebrate the arrival of the three kings. Following a procession, there are traditional dances and a b…
Arts & Crafts in Ollantaytambo


Selling handmade jewelry, alpaca and woolen goods and indigenous weavings, this Finnish-owned design-savvy shop sells more interesting items than the usual street fare.