Fodor's Expert Review Restaurant Don Carlos
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
For a truly local experience, follow the crowds to this tiny restaurant, which dishes up tasty Peruvian meals in huge portions. The restaurant won't dazzle you with its design, but what it lacks in style it more than makes up for with home-style Peruvian cuisine just like your grandmother used to make (or your grandmother's Peruvian cousin). The set-lunch—a soup, a main course, and a drink—is a steal at only S/4.50 and you may need to fight to get a table. The menu changes daily but specialties include aji de gallina, chicken in creamy hollandaise sauce served with boiled rice and a sliced egg. There's no street sign; look for "Restaurant" painted over the door.
Calle Fermín del Castillo 375
Nazca, Ica Peru