Cusco and the Sacred Valley Travel Guide

Cusco and the Sacred Valley Restaurants

Pacha Papa

  • Plazoleta San Blas 120
  • Cusco
  • Peruvian
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Traditional Peruvian food
  • Great place to try guinea pig
  • Authentic atmosphere

Published 02/07/2017

Fodor's Review

If you've been putting off trying the famous Andean dishes of guinea pig or alpaca, then wait no longer. This fabulous restaurant, modeled after a typical Peruvian open-air quinta with wooden tables scattered around a large patio, is hands-down the best place in town for Peruvian food. The menu takes influences from all over Peru, and the waiters are happy to explain what makes each dish special. For a special treat, go for the underground-oven-baked pachamanca, a stew in which different types of meats are slow roasted together with potatoes and aromatic herbs (pacha is Quechua for ground, manca means pot). This dish, as well as the cuy, has to be ordered 24 hours in advance, so plan ahead.

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Plazoleta San Blas 120, Cusco, Cusco, Peru



Published 02/07/2017


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