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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 second-floor balcony; the wrap-around number dates to the early 1800s. The food is upscale, featuring pasta…
Museum in Trujillo

Museo Cassinelli

This private archaeological collection housed in the basement of a Repsol gas station (the one on the west side of the intersection, not the east side) is fascinating, with some 2000 ceramic pieces on display (curat…
Peruvian in Trujillo

Mar Picante

If you come to Trujillo without sampling this bamboo-lined seafood palace’s ceviche mixto ordered with a side of something spicy, you haven’t lived life on the edge. You’ll get raw fish, crab, scallops and onions, m…
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

Restaurant Demarco

An elegant choice with veteran cummerbund-bound waiters who fawn over you like in the ‘40s, this tableclothed classic offers a long list of sophisticated meat and seafood dishes along with good-value lunch specials …
Notable Building in Trujillo

Palacio Iturregui

This bright yellow 19th-century mansion is unmistakable and impossible to ignore unless you’re color blind. Built in neoclassical style, it has beautiful window gratings, 36 slender interior columns and gold molding…
Church in Trujillo

Basilica Menor Catedral

Known simply as ‘La Catedral,’ this bright, canary-yellow church fronting the plaza was begun in 1647, destroyed in 1759, and rebuilt soon afterward. The cathedral has a famous basilica (but unless you are attending…
Barbecue in Trujillo

El Uruguayo

Vegetarians might want to make a wide berth around this place. Located a S3 taxi ride south of town, little El Uruguayo serves up delicious barbecued meat to a nightly crowd of salivating in-the-know patrons. A mass…
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, Chimu and Inca civilizations as well as the lesser-known Cupisnique and Salinar cultures.…
Juice 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…