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Museum in Tumbes

Museo de Cabeza de Baca

About 5km south of Tumbes, off the Pan-American Hwy, is an overgrown archaeological site that was the home of the Tumpis people and, later, the site of the Inca fort visited by Pizarro. The story is told in this tin…
Cafe in Tumbes


This modern cafe is so wildly out of place in Tumbes that it turns heads. You’ll find loads of scrumptious cakes, flavored frappuccinos, juices, milkshakes and not-quite-right espresso (but from a proper machine non…
Peruvian in Tumbes

Classic Restaurant

Small, quiet as a funeral home and dignified, Classic Restaurant is a wonderful place to escape torrid Tumbes and relax with a long lunch, as many of the town’s better-connected locals do. The food is good and mainl…
Peruvian in Tumbes


Occupying a huge cavernous space and with streetside tables, this place has a full bar and serves typical Peruvian fare, including the usual chicken, fish and beef suspects. As you might have guessed from the name, …
Seafood in Tumbes

Restaurant Latino

This popular place serves from a long menu of Peruvian food, especially seafood. You can eat inside, or outside on the shaded pavement.
Peruvian in Tumbes

Las Terrazas

A little bit out of the town center, this popular place is well worth the S1.50 mototaxi ride. Packed with hungry diners daily, it serves up heaping plates of seafood, and will ceviche or cook anything from fish to …
Peruvian in Tumbes

Sí Seńor

On a quiet corner of the plaza with pleasant streetside tables outside and quixotic, slow-turning fans inside, Sí Señor is the long-standing staple doing all manner of everything, with a heavy emphasis on fish and s…