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A Handy Guide to the Best Restaurants in Huaraz

Huaraz is a town situated in the stunning Andes Mountains. It’s most commonly known for its world-renowned trekking and nature but we’re here to tell you this little place has more to offer than just trekking. It also has delicious food around every corner. From Italian to cafes to local cuisine, you’ll have a great time eating your way through this small town. Here’s a compiled list of ten of what we consider to be the absolute best restaurants in Huaraz.

Laurel Thompson

1. El Rinconcito Minero

Arguably the best place for local cuisine in town. The large, flavorful portions will give you a bang for your buck. Popular lunchtime spot amongst locals- so you know it’s gotta be good. We suggest trying the classic Lomo Saltado but no matter what you order you won’t be disappointed at this eatery! Once you’ve experienced it, you will see why we chose El Rinconcito Minero as one of the best restaurants in Huaraz!


2. Chilli Heaven

Sometimes you have a curry craving. This place will not only satisfy it but will have you dying for more. Some Mexican cuisine is offered but if you ask us, the Thai and Indian cuisine steal the show. Don’t eat meat? No problem. This restaurant has great options for vegetarians as well. On top of all that, they have a great beer selection to help wash down that spicy food!


3. La Pizza del Abuelo

Two words: wine and cheese. This little restaurant packs big flavor into their dishes. This family-owned and operated eatery uses recipes passed down through the generations (hence ‘Abuelo’). Grab yourself a carafe of sangria, ordere a pizza or a pasta dish, and enjoy!


4. Cafe Andino

Crepes, coffee, nachos, waffles… oh my! This cozy cafe will have your tastebuds dancing (or maybe that’s all the caffeine). Well known amongst the “gringo” crowd and for good reason. Cafe Andino offers a cozy atmosphere complete with a crackling fireplace and live music, You’ll want to make this your hangout spot. Additional tip: they have a book exchange so feel free to bring that finished book you’ve been lugging around and pick up a new one! One of the best restaurants in Huaraz for munching and chilling.


5. Trivio Resto Bar

This place has it all! From Sierra Andina craft beers to delicious burgers, salads and pisco sours, you can’t go wrong here. The menu is diverse, so there’s bound to be something for everyone! I may have been guilty of frequenting this place several times in the few days I was in Huaraz.


6. Creperie Patrick

Incredible crepes and steak in the same place? Sign us up! A little bit on the pricier side but we all have to treat ourselves sometimes, right?! Not to mention, the desserts are to die for. Another plus: they have a beautiful terrace with mountain views. One of the best restaurants in Huaraz? Yes, indeed!


7. Mi Comedia Pizzeria

We know this is the second Italian restaurant on the list, but both were too amazing to leave either one out. Mi Comedia has hand-tossed pizza you’ll be dreaming about later. The wine list is extensive. One of the best restaurants in Huaraz, and the perfect place to eat and drink after a long trek or a day of exploring.


8. Sala de Estar

Among the best restaurants in Huaraz for vegetarians, the Sala de Estar offers tasty, fresh, and healthful options and a cozy but refined atmosphere. The menu includes tapas, light pizzas, pastas, and more. They even have homemade bread! We highly suggest leaving room for the passion fruit pie or carrot cake after your meal.


9. California Cafe

This cafe (not shockingly American-run) has great fresh food and coffee that will delight your taste buds. We’re always in support of breakfast at any time of the day, and this spot offers it. The food is delicious and includes, but is not limited to: smoothies, local cuisine, bagels, soups, salads, waffles, and pancakes. Trust us when we say you’ll be wanting to try it all! Another big plus: some of the best wifi in town!


10. El Fogon

Another one of the more ‘upscale’ places on the list but compared to prices back home, this steakhouse will be sure to leave your belly and wallet happy. Among the best restaurants in Huaraz, El Fogon is known for the juicy steaks, fish, and rabbit dishes featured on its delectable menu. El Fogon also runs drink and food promotions, so keep an eye out for those!


Peru is known for its delicious food. And with such a diverse range of restaurants available, Huaraz will not disappoint. We hope this list of what we consider to be the best restaurants in Huaraz will help you navigate your culinary experience in this cute mountain town. Is your mouth watering? Or is that just mine… Need help getting to Huaraz? We’re always happy to assist you with your travel plans. Reach out to our team today!

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