Ayacucho Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ayacucho

August 7, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Ayacucho in Peru, from South America region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Ayacucho with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Nino

9 de Diciembre 205, Ayacucho, Peru Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Italian, Peruvian, Latin, Pizza, Spanish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +51 66 314537
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Nino

Reviewed By MARiner22 - Honolulu, HI

The restaurant has a beautiful view of the Santo Doming church. The menu is mostly pizzas and pastas with a small section of local meat and rice dishes. The setting was quite pleasant - quiet with a nice view.
I asked if the "Pasta Puttaneza" was vegetarian. To clarify I explicitly asked if it had "carne o tocino o pollo..." just to cover my bases. Well - it has salami in it. It's South America...this happens. But when I asked "what is this?" holding a piece of the salami I was told it was tomato. Fail. Then the waitress left and came back with a written list of ingredients. I asked, "Isn't salami a type of carne?" Perhaps I used the incorrect word (tipo?) but she just kept trying to deny it. In the end it was a struggle to get the dish replaced. Even then they wouldn't let me simply place a new order but insisted I could only have Pesto Pasta.
The pesto is flavorless. The pasta is overcooked. And since I was in the mood for a tomato dish, I would have ordered pizza if I had been correctly informed of the ingredients in the pasta dish.
I'm not really complaining about the vegetarian mix up but the way it was handled. Even if you are not vegetarian I wouldn't recommend this place because they are unable to tell you what is in a dish, when they make a mistake you have to fight them to correct it and even then they won't let you select your dish but they force you to accept something you didn't really want.

2. La Casona

Bellido 463, Ayacucho, Peru Peruvian, South American Lunch +51 66 312733
Excellent
17%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 57 reviews

La Casona

Reviewed By djdgs - Ottawa, Canada

We had a "menu del día" for lunch which was 11 soles and we chose the soup to start and the puca picante (see photo) as the main dish. The food was good but not memorable. We sat on an inner terrance and the restaurant is in an inner courtyard. It was peaceful away from the street. We were satisfied but there wasn't anything about our lunch experience that would result in a return visit. Service was fine.

3. Restaurant Los Alamos

Cuzco 215, Ayacucho, Peru Lunch +51 66 312782
Excellent
32%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Restaurant Los Alamos

Reviewed By Phil i

My sister, myself and a friend stopped in yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had a lamb steak with fries, beans and rice for 19 soles. The sauce was delicious and I added a little table ají to make it even better. My companions enjoyed a ceviche and a trout. I tried the ceviche and will definitely order it on a future visit. Ended our meal with a hot muña tea.

4. Wallpa Sua

G de la Vega 240, Ayacucho, Peru +51 66 312006
Excellent
25%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Wallpa Sua

Reviewed By LimaNicodemo - Lima

Dined twice with the family in a colonial house filled with antiques. It is not restored to perfection, but it is a good effort. It is more a charming popular restaurant for locals, than a sophisticated place. Lots of locals dine there.
The chicken wonderful. Most of the grease had melted while roasting. The skin crunchy. Really tasty. Even tried some cold the next morning and was impressed.
Very good pisco (had a chilcano = pisco, lemon and ginger soda).
The fries and the salad were OK. The two sauces were great.
Paid S/.15 soles for a quarter with fries and salad. Not cheap, in line with the chains.
Would go back anytime.

5. La Miel

Portal Constitucion N0 11 - 12, Ayacucho, Peru Waitstaff Cafe, Peruvian, South American Breakfast +51 66 817183
Excellent
25%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

La Miel

Reviewed By MaggieSultan - Montreal, Canada

Great coffee and for once, real cakes like we have in our countries. One of the rare pasteleria that seems to know what they're doing. Try the bavarois cake! Highly recommended for desert.

6. ViaVia Cafe Ayacucho

Portal Costitucion 4 | Plaza de Armas, Ayacucho, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Peruvian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$24 - HK$63 +51 66 312834
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 452 reviews

ViaVia Cafe Ayacucho

Enjoy the best of the Peruvian and International kitchen. Try our great alpaca meat, quinoa dishes, fresh salads with trout! Endugle yourself with delicious cocktails, fresh juices, belgian beers and homemade ice creams on our balcony with stunning views on the Andes Mountains.

Reviewed By hbkm - Lima, Peru

An international restaurant with a great view at the main square. You get food and drinks at a high international standard, but locally skewed, e.g. Alpaca burger and great fresh fruit juices. The interior is charming, waiters are properly skilled and quick and the view over the main square and at the Cathedral is enjoyable. What more can one expect from a remote place like Ayacucho? Oh, maybe that they serve sparkling and not only still water.

7. Recreo Las Flores

Jr. Jose Olaya, 106, Ayacucho, Peru Wheelchair Accessible Lunch +51 66 316349
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Recreo Las Flores

Reviewed By Jus_Eet_It - Hollywood, Florida

I asked the tourist office for good local food. They recommended this place which is in one of the barrios of Ayacucho about 15 minute walk from the center. The neighborhood you walk though is very run down and maybe not safe at night. When I arrived, there was a band blasting music for a small party. The waitress and I were grimacing to understand each other. She never even brought me a menu. She only asked what drink I wanted. A few minutes later, she brought me a plate with cuy (guinea pig). It was my first time trying Guinea pig and probably my last. It taste like chicken. The problem is there is no meat on the little suckers. A person could starve to death. The rest of the plate was potato and some other goop which I couldn't figure out. Meal cost NS 53

8. Via Via Cafe and Hotel

Portal Constitucion N. 04, Plaza de Armas, Ayacucho, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Peruvian, Bar, Cafe, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 006312834
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

Via Via Cafe and Hotel

Reviewed By Jules B - London, United Kingdom

Ayacucho is like a more relaxed version of Cuzco and this restaurant overlooking the main square is only full of locals. The view is wonderful, looking out across the square, and the food and service are great. We had the quinoa encrusted trout which was delicious (Peruvian version to British Fish & Chips!) and excellent value for money.

9. Kibo

Jr. Teodoro Jauregui 117 Pio Max, Ayacucho, Peru Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, South American Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast HK$55 - HK$78 +51 66 326080
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Kibo

Kibo is a beautiful place it is located only four minutes to airport and nine minutes from main square. There are a lot of plants and trees. You can enjoy of nature and quiet. Kibo restaurant offers peruvian food. It is delicious. Also have different ice cream, bevareges and desserts.The local has playground a mini golf is the best option for kids and families.

Reviewed By Phil i

My sis and I came in for lunch and I ordered a menu for 11 soles. A minestrone soup came first. It had a green broth, root vegetables, a little meat (beef, I think) and pasta. My main course was spaghetti with meatballs. I didn't enjoy this as much as the soup, but it was still good - the pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce had good flavor. They also brought hot cancha (like salty corn nuts) and a delicious, hot ají to the table. The beverage of roasted cebada was really perfect as the waiter offered and followed through to make it only slightly sweet. For dessert my sis got fresh fruit and I chose the bread pudding. Both were good for the price. Loved the "treehouse" style environment.

10. Restaurant la Huamanguina

Jr. Asamblea No 138 2do Piso | A Media Cuadra Del Parque Sucre, Ayacucho, Peru Takeout Peruvian, South American Lunch, Breakfast HK$31 - HK$283 +51 51 526090
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Restaurant la Huamanguina

Reviewed By Michael D - Bonita Springs, Florida

We ordered our drinks and food at the same time. The limonade arrived within a few minutes. About 10 minutes later the waiter came back to say that they didn't have any alpaca...because it was Wednesday. So we each ordered trout prepared different ways. Another 10 minutes passed and the waiter returned to tell us that they only had one trout. We decided not to stay but wanted to pay for the limonade. He never came with the check so we left the 8 soles on the table and told someone on our way out the door. They were out of these food items at 12:30 in the afternoon! By the way...this restaurant was recommended both in TripAdvisor and by a tour operator.

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