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

December 11, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Cajamarca in Peru, from South America region, is best know for Seating. Discover best restaurants in Cajamarca with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. El Querubino

Jr. Amalia Puga 589, Cajamarca, Peru Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza Lunch HK$78 - HK$118 +51 76 340900
Excellent
25%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 78 reviews

El Querubino

Reviewed By Alazam - Santiago, Chile

If you are in a hurry, this is not your place. But it's worth the wait. The food is excellent, good variety of dishes and drinks, including vegetarian dishes, pasta and typical peruvian food. The "gnocchis a la huancaína" is one of the best dishes I had ever tasted.

2. Cascanuez Cafe Bar

Puga 554 | Near barrack square , a media cuadra de la plaza de armas, Cajamarca, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Peruvian, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +51 76 366089
Excellent
38%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 199 reviews

Cascanuez Cafe Bar

Reviewed By Littlefran - Lima, Peru

We just walked in I am giving them 1 vote for the decoration, very cozy and nice. The service horrible, the girl who was our waitress didnt even say hi. We ordered "pye de limon"(lemon pye) and "torta helada", horrible!!! Not at all woth the 14 soles I paid, and on top of everything SLOW.I have tried millions and they never tasted so bad. To sum up: i wouldnt recommend the place

3. Don Paco

Puga 726, Cajamarca, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Peruvian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +51 76 362655
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
6%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 124 reviews

Don Paco

Reviewed By Mgiaco - Montreal, Canada

I only spent the day in Cajamarca and randomly stopped there to eat a bacon and cheese burger. Wow! The meat was incredible, one of the best burgers I had in south america! Plus, I did not have a place to put my bag for the day and i asked the chef/owner and he kindly kept it in his car for the day!

4. Heladeria Holanda

Puga 657, Cajamarca, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible +51 76 340113
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 313 reviews

Heladeria Holanda

Reviewed By Eli G - Vancouver, Canada

We went there based on the many positive reviews on tripadvisor regarding this place. The maraculla flavour icecream I had was amazing. The flavour was something I have never had on an icecream. Great service too.

5. Restaurante Salas

Jr. Amalia Puga 637 , Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Peruvian, Latin, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +51 76 362867
Excellent
25%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 617 reviews

Restaurante Salas

Reviewed By David B

Make yourself a favor and don't come. I asked for al pesto pasta and 30 minutes later they brought a green pasta soup. I asked to take it away and they refused saying they will fix it. Later they brought a green pasta that tasted horrible. They use monosodium glutamate as principal ingredient of all their food. The price is to high to crap like this. PLEASE, there are lot of places to eat good in Cajamarca. Don't take this as an option.

6. Sanguchon

Junin 1137, Cajamarca, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Peruvian, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner 079343066
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Sanguchon

Reviewed By Eli G - Vancouver, Canada

This another place we visited thanks to tripadvisor contributters. We had a really good meal and the place was great. It is private Seating once you are into the restaurant. We had papaya juice, which was great and two burgers that were good also. The serve was great.

7. Tuna Cafe

Amalia Puga 734 | Costado del Cuarto del Rescate, Cajamarca, Peru Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations Peruvian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +51 76 363735
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 156 reviews

Tuna Cafe

Reviewed By Caeiro_A - Geneva, Switzerland

The restaurant is located near the Plaza de Armas, next to the room (cuarto del rescate) where the Inca leader Atahualpa Yupanki was confined to prison by the Spanish mercenary Pizarro.
The menu plates are tasty and fairly uncommon. While most of the restaurants offer the all-purpose fried chicken or chicken soup, we had a pumpkin soup and "lomo saltado" served with rice and lentils. The chef gladly adviced us on the food according to our taste and our regime.
The place is pleasant and the servers are effective and very friendly. Last but not least, I forgot my cameras at the restaurant after lunch and recovered the whole equipment many hours later. Very many thanks!

8. Las Tullpas

Jiron 2 de Mayo, 390, Cajamarca, Peru Peruvian Lunch +51 76 365048
Excellent
22%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 75 reviews

Las Tullpas

Comida típica criolla - Regional -Internacional.

Reviewed By Marie T - Huaraz

We went to Las Tullpas feeling very hungry at around 5pm and the restaurant was empty. We ordered two dishes and one of them (mine) was not available. After having watched the unimpressive waiter and activity (or lack of it) in the kitchen I decided that I did not want to eat there after all and asked my husband if he wanted to go somewhere else, but as he was starving he decided to stay. He ordered a "green soup", which was served surprisingly pretty quickly. Unfortunately it was not good at all, flavorless, just very watery, and full of eggshells. My husband, not wanting to make a fuss, ate the soup nonetheless but decided to tell the waiter about the eggshells so that the same would't happen to other customers. And the waiter just laughed, didn't apologize or anything, merely laughed. Well that is what I would consider awful customer service.
The only positive thing was that my dish was not available and that I ended up not eating here! Don't go!

9. Paprika Restaurante Cajamarca

Jr Cruz de Piedra 707 | Hotel Costa del Sol Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Latin, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$78 - HK$118 +51 76 343434
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Paprika Restaurante Cajamarca

Modern Peruvian cuisine focused on local produce

Reviewed By mlgb2

Very average food although bills itself as something special. Maybe this is all that Cajamarca can offer at this point. My main objection is that I ordered a dish special which specified Artichoke hearts as an ingredient. Served without and no mention. I asked, and...MoreEstimate mlgb2 Thank you for the review, we are sorry you we didnt exceed your expectations, we work hard everuday to offer the best service and gastronomy in the city. Kind regards,

10. Pez Loco

Jr. Cruz de piedra 631 | A media cuadra de la plaza de armas, Cajamarca, Peru Reservations Peruvian, South American, Barbecue Lunch +51 76 361806
Excellent
29%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Pez Loco

Reviewed By Peter C - Melbourne, Australia

We have lived in Cajamarca for a year now, and Pez Loco has been our favourite local restaurant. in November 6 of us went and dined on BBQ Prawns, Lomo fino (best steak) skewers and chips, the best ceviche in town, BBQ chicken and two great rice dishes with drinks for 160 sols. About us$55! It is a help if you speak spanish or are not afraid to pointto what is on teh otehr tables. We have never been disappointed!
The trick is to get in early as it fills up later and can get noisy. when you have done it is half a block away from the Paza de Armes (main square) so you can walk off the dinner or just sit and watch the locals doing their evening thing!

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