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Gastronomy of Cusco

August 27, 2019 - Iletours Peru

Cusco has one of the best cuisines of the Peruvian Andes where the use of the potato prevails.
The usual places to try food from Cusco are the traditional restaurants called chicherias and picanterias where you can eat typical dishes like:


Made with fresh lamb, cezina, chickpeas,boiled potatoes, carrots, corn, cabbage and rice.

Chicken soup

Chicken soup with rice, potatoes, egg, parsley and boiled cassava.

Roasted guinea pig (Cuy)

Cuy oven baked with potatoes and tamales.

Kapchi Beans

Creamed beans, peeled potatoesand beans, served with rice and sweet potatoes.


Prepared with ground corn, can be sweet and salty.

Chicharrón a la cusqueña

Fried pork, with onion salad and yerba good with boiled potatoes and fresh corn.


Rich red pepper soup served with chunks of white pork meat and a hot pepper served with bread. Our favorite!

Chiri Uchu

It is a mixture of guinea pig, cooked chicken, chalona, torreja, cau cau, yuyucha, sausage, roasted corn.


Everything is cooked in hot stones, lamb meat, potatoes, beans, served with cooked corn, chopped cheese and aji.

Rocoto relleno

stuffed hot pepper souffle with fresh boiled corn and boiled potatoes.

Lechón al horno

The Cusqueño piglet is one of the typical dishes that is used to serve in the Cusqueños homes, place where it is frequently prepared, likewise this traditional dish is offered in the menu of important restaurants as well as in festivals of great tradition, it is also usually eaten at Christmas dinner.

Choclo con Queso

Fresh cooked corn accompanied with fresh cheese and aji, this dish is a delight.

Chicha Jora

Ground corn meal fermented in water.

Strawberry Chicha

Ground corn meal fermented in water mixed with strawberries.

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