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Top Choice International in Ollantaytambo

El Albergue Restaurante

This whistle stop cafe serves elegant dinners of well-priced, classic Peruvian fare. It’s inviting, with an open kitchen bordered by heaping fruit bowls and candles adorning each linen-topped table.Start with the ca…
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 …
Cafe in Ollantaytambo

Hearts Café

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


Forgive the stark setting with cafeteria lighting. This unassuming restaurant serves wonderful, artfully presented Peruvian fare. Their version of chicken cordon bleu is stuffed with spinach and served with a timbal…
Cafe in Ollantaytambo

Puka Rumi

A tiny locale where locals rave about the steaks, travelers melt over the breakfasts, and everyone enjoys the fresh but nontraditional burritos, which could feed two with pancake-like tortillas and a wide array of i…
in Ollantaytambo


Local community history and ethnography are the main focus of the lovingly tended Museo CATCCO. Its displays hold a wealth of fascinating information, all in Spanish, about archaeology, agriculture and religious bel…
Brewery in Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley Brewery

Located 7km outside of town toward Urubamba, this affable American-style brewery serves four varieties of pints, including a very smooth and quaffable amber. Check out their Facebook page for news on monthly barbecu…
Italian in Ollantaytambo

Il Piccolo Forno

Thin-crust pizzas and green salads with crisp chicken chunks are the standouts at this tiny eatery run by an Italian-Peruvian couple. It's a great option when you want to sate your hunger without much ado.
Cafe in Ollantaytambo

La Esquina

This corner cafe and bakery has an intimidating menu crafted to strain week eyes. Highlights include the original salad bowls with fresh greens, veggies and quinoa. The breakfasts are also tasty.
Bar in Ollantaytambo


Treehouse meets circus meets Batman! The hallucinatory decor in tiny, friendly Ganso is enough to drive anyone to drink. A firemen’s pole and swing seats are the icing on the cake.