Top things to do in Trujillo

Top Choice Peruvian in Trujillo

Mar Picante

This hugely popular place has recently undergone an overhaul and is now all polished concrete and industrial metal beams, but the food remains outrageously good. If you come to Trujillo without sampling its ceviche …
Top Choice Peruvian in Trujillo

El Celler de Cler

This atmospheric spot is the only place in Trujillo to enjoy dinner (coupled with an amazing cocktail) on a 2nd-floor balcony – the wraparound number dates to the early 19th century. The food is upscale, featuring p…
Top Choice Bar in Trujillo

El Tragsu

This popular place south of the center is one of the best pubs in Peru, with a classic themed front room complete with elf decorations and an elegant wooden bar for those who want to converse. There's also a steamy …
Sandwiches in Trujillo

Jugería San Augustín

You can spot this place by the near-constant lines snaking around the corner in summer as locals queue for the drool-inducing juices. But don’t leave it at that. The chicken and lechón (suckling pig) sandwiches, sla…
Bar in Trujillo

Café Bar Museo

This locals’ favorite shouldn’t be a secret. The tall, wood-paneled walls covered in artsy posters and the classic marble-top bar feel like a cross between an English pub and a Left Bank cafe. Hands down the most in…
Notable Building in Trujillo

Casa Ganoza Chopitea

Northeast of the cathedral, this c 1735 mansion, also known as Casa de los Léones, is considered to be the best-preserved mansion of the colonial period in Trujillo. The details are stunning, from the elaborate gate…
Historic Building in Trujillo

Casa de Urquiaga

Owned and maintained by Banco Central de la Reserva del Perú since 1972, this beautiful colonial mansion’s history dates to 1604, though the original house was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1619. Rebuilt…
Peruvian in Trujillo

El Mochica

With bow-tied waiters and art scattered throughout, this place is aiming for high end, but the fancy seat covers and tablecloths thrown over plastic tables with cardboard taped to the bottom make it feel like a cut-…
Peruvian in Trujillo

Restaurant Demarco

An elegant choice, with veteran cummerbund-bound waiters who fawn over you like in the 1940s, this tableclothed classic offers a long list of sophisticated meat and seafood dishes, along with good-value lunch specia…
Museum in Trujillo

Museo de Arqueología

This well-curated museum features a rundown of Peruvian history from 12,000 BC to the present day, with an emphasis on Moche, Chimú and Inca civilizations as well as the lesser-known Cupisnique and Salinar cultures.…