The 700 cuadra (block) of Pizarro is where Trujillo’s power brokers hang out and families converge, and they’re kept well fed by a row of trendy yet reasonably priced cafes and restaurants. Some of the best eateries in Trujillo are found a short taxi ride outside the town center.

If you're here on Monday look out for shambar, a traditional soup made with wheat, legumes, onions, pork and herbs and served all over town.