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Mojsa

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…
Historic Site in Puno

Yavari

The oldest steamship on Lake Titicaca, the famed Yavari has turned from British gunship to a museum and recommended bed and breakfast, with bunk-bed lodging and attentive service under the stewardship of its captain…
Museum in Puno

Coca Museum

Tiny and quirky, this museum offers lots of interesting information – historical, medicinal, cultural – about the coca plant and its many uses. Presentation isn’t that interesting, though: reams of text (in English …
in Puno

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…
in Puno

Dóminos Megadisco

If you want to see how the locals get down, this is the place for you. Multi-leveled mayhem, a karaoke lounge, a dance floor that explodes to salsa, reggaetón (a blend of Puerto Rican bomba, dancehall and hip-hop) a…
Religious in Puno

La Virgen de la Candelaria

The region’s most spectacular festival spreads out for several days around the actual date (Candlemas), depending upon which day of the week Candlemas falls. If it falls between Sunday and Tuesday, things get under …
Pizza 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 pat…
Bar in Puno

Positive Rock Reggae

This rock and reggae travelers’ haunt is always jumping. The enthusiastic young staff all dream of being DJs someday, and friendly service lives up to the promise of the bar’s name. The eye-popping, UV-painted toile…
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

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 vegetari…