The town of Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu has numerous restaurants, each offering its own (often not authentic) take on traveler-tested and approved plates like pizza, Mexican, Chinese, and typical Andean food. Recently Andean fusion, a gourmet play on traditional Peruvian high-mountain fare, has also found its way to this once gastronomically boring town. Restaurants are busiest between 1 and 3, and then again when dinner begins around 7 and tour groups tend to be gathering. However, most places are open all afternoon if you wish to eat in between those times. Things typically start winding down around 9.