This video is a small food tour of Cuzco, Peru (the gateway city to Machu Picchu) that was taken over a few days. My girlfriend and her mother are from Lima and also traveling with us was my mom from the USA. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my camera to all the restaurants we visited in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. This video focuses more on the slightly higher mid-range places to eat.
The first stop is at Chicha por Gaston Acurio. One of the most famous chefs in Peru is Gastón Acurio. His restaurants are now all over the world. If you get a chance you should definitely check them out. Chicha has a beautiful view from several of their balconies. It is very popular and there can be a wait. One interesting thing is that this is the first restaurant I’ve seen with bottle oxygen on offer due to the high elevation (~11,000 ft / 4,000 m). Be careful if this is your first day in Cuzco as having a large meal on your first day in Cuzco may cause problems with the high elevation.
The second stop is Cicciolina. This was our favorite place to eat in Cusco and the most expensive. Reservations here sometimes need to be made a week in advance, but the bar area seems to be first come first serve. The restaurant is not too far from the Plaza De Amas.
The third stop is Republica Del Pisco which is just a one block from Plaza De Armas. They have a long list of Pisco drinks. They also have really great Peruian fusion sushi. The restaurant/bar gets much more busy and alive as the night goes on with live music.
Our fourth stop is Fallen Angel. This is one of the more difficult places to find. It is in the same square as the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, so it might be easier to ask for a taxi to the hotel. If you get a chance, take a walk into the five-star hotel built into a refurbished baroque seminary built in the 17th century. Fallen Angel has a very unique interior. The drink menu is extensive, but the food menu is hit or miss. We decided to have desert. I believe it was a passion fruit popsicle on top of sorbet and fresh out of the oven cake.
The last stop is Mueso Del Pisco which is a few blocks from the Plaza. The drinks here are nice, but it seems more of a tourist stop.