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Top Choice Fusion in Puno

La Table del Inca

If you need a reason to dress up, this fusion restaurant, a little away from the noise, shows off paintings by local artists on its walls, with colorful plating. Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado (stir-fried beef wi…
Top Choice Peruvian in Puno

Mojsa

The go-to place for locals and travelers alike, overlooking the plaza, Mojsa lives up to its name, Aymara for ‘delicious.’ It has a thoughtful range of Peruvian and international food, including innovative trout dis…
Museum in Puno

Museo Carlos Dreyer

This small museum houses a fascinating collection of Puno-related archaeological artifacts and art from pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and the Republic periods. Upstairs there are three mummies and a full-scale fiberglass…
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…
Ceviche in Puno

Mareas Ceviche y Más

There are dozens of ways to do ceviche and seafood in this family-filled courtyard restaurant. If you can't decide between seafood pasta, squid fried rice, trout ceviche or ceviche palteado (with avocado), try a com…
Peruvian in Puno

Pushka

It’s hard to imagine that just a couple blocks from Puno’s busy tourist street there is a large beer-garden style restaurant. Yet here it is, with kid’s play equipment, astroturf and families enjoying excellent valu…
Arts & Crafts in Puno

Feria

This craft market sells llama toys, rugs, alpaca sweaters, masks from Puno's 'La Virgen de la Candelaria' festival and other handicrafts you'll see elsewhere in town and on the islands, but at prices more open to ha…
Chicken in Puno

La Choza de Oscar

Peruvian pollo a la brasa (roast chicken) has a spiced, crispy exterior and this eatery at the back of a restaurant creates wonders. Vegetarians can opt for a popular nightly salad buffet, and you can even sit in th…
Cafe in Puno

La Casa del Corregidor

It's just off the plaza but feels like a world and era away. Vinyl records of Peru's yesteryear decorate the walls, while board games and clay teapots are ready to adorn the tables, and a happy, yellow courtyard sho…