South Coast restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Paracas (El Chaco)

Inti-Mar

One of our favorite places to eat on the entire coast, this breezy spot on the far side of the bay is a working scallop farm with a handful of tables right next to the water. It serves a bunch of different seafood d…
Top Choice Seafood in Tacna

Muelle Sur

Widely regarded as Tacna's best restaurant, this bustling open-air seafood affair fulfills the hype. It gets crowded with Chilean visitors on weekends who come for their ceviche fix. While the ceviche and tiraditos …
Top Choice European in Tacna

Café Da Vinci

There’s a Euro-feel to the food and decor in this wood-paneled domain where well-dressed waitstaff give out Mona Lisa smiles along with menus that highlight fabulous baguettes, pizzas, generous glasses of dry red wi…
Top Choice Peruvian in Pisco

As de Oro’s

Widely considered Pisco's best restaurant, the plush As de Oro serves up spicy mashed potato with octopus, plaice with butter and capers, and grilled prawns with fried yucca and tartare sauce on the back porch overl…
Peruvian in Chincha

Restaurante Lorena

It's a bit of a walk out of the center but this local institution is the best place in town to enjoy traditional dishes. It knocks out good ceviches and the like but is famed for its rich criollo flavors. Try the ca…
Peruvian in Moquegua

Nautica

Set in a refurbished old house, this modern bistro is about as chic as it gets in Moquegua. It combines one of the most diverse menus in town with a stylish yet laid-back ambience. The speciality is seafood but ther…
Peruvian in Nazca & Around

La Kasa Rustika

One of the best eateries on the main strip, La Kasa Rustika has a wide menu of Peruvian flavors and international dishes served on an inviting open terrace. Take your pick from steak, seafood, pasta and pizza. Porti…
Fusion in Tacna

Uros Restaurante

Tacna’s stab at novoandina (Peruvian nouvelle cuisine) avoids too many pretensions, if you can get past the (admittedly photogenic) photos of the food on the menu. Try alpaca a la piedra – a slab of Andean game meat…
Peruvian in Mollendo

Charlie's Catarindo

Tucked away in a secluded cove framed by rocky mountains just north of town, Charlie's is the local go-to place for a long lunch followed by a couple of drinks. Take a seat out under the umbrellas next to the water …
Peruvian in Ica

El Cordón y La Rosa

It's worth the short taxi ride from the center to dine at this modern Peruvian bistro which specializes in seafood but has a wide-ranging menu. It's very popular so tables are a little crammed in. The spotless open …