2 Best Restaurants in Huanuco, The Central Highlands

El Encanto de la Selvaina

Located just off the main plaza, this bustling local favorite will have you feeling the jungle vibe in no time. Try the mojadito amazónico—jungle fried rice with a sweet-and-sour sauce—with a pitcher of one of the exotic fruit juices to wash it down.

Recreo El Falcón


Perched on the banks of the Huallaga River, this family-style restaurant offers the best of Huánuco cooking, including specialties like gallina con locro (chicken soup), pachamanca, and fresh river trout. Come at lunch, and lounge on the open-air terrace while you enjoy the view and live music. Make sure you check out their batánes, stone mortars used to grind herbs and peppers.

Dishes are huge, so be prepared to share.

2 de Mayo 190, Huánuco, Peru
Known For
  • regional home cooking
  • generous portions
  • pleasant riverside setting
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner, Reservations not accepted