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Best Eateries in the Colca Canyon

Best Eateries in the Colca Canyon

Arequipa is one of the best places to enjoy the delicacies that Peruvian food has to offer.

So, first, let’s see what are the main dishes you can find in the White City, and , of course near the Colca Canyon:

Rocoto relleno, is a dish made of baked rocoto peppers filled with cheese, olives, and ground meat.

Adobo Arequipeño is pork marinated in garlic and chili peppers, and some other spices. It also contains Peruvian chiles, such rocoto and other peppers, chicha (a fermented drink made from corn), and lard.)

Chupe de Camarones, is a shrimp soup prepared with eggs, lima beans, peas, potatoes, cheese and peppers.

• Ocopa Arequipeña is a sauce made from Peruvian chili peppers. Cheese, crackers, peanuts milk, oil, salt, and huacatay (Peruvian black mint) are all included.

Pastel de papa: Anise, cheese, milk, flour, eggs, butter, and oil combined in a white potato pie.

•Chupe de Olluco has the Peruvian Andean tuber, olluco chopped. Ingredients include cheese, lima beans, yellow potatoes, huacatay, milk, salt, and pepper.

Locro de  Pecho : The stew's ingredients include beef brisket, white potatoes, red chili peppers, onions, turnips, celery, salt, and mint.

Escribano arequipeño: A salad of rocoto peppers, potato, tomato, vinegar, salt, and oil.

Keep the delicious preparation of some arequipeño dishes and preparation in mind, now let’s see some restaurants you may visit when in the Colca Valley:

Kuntur Wassi

The restaurant Kuntur Wassi, which is situated in the center of the Colca Valley, serves a delectable blend of South American, foreign, and Peruvian cuisine. This restaurant is ideal for any specific diet, as it offers vegetarian and vegan selections. 

Make reservations for Kuntur Wassi, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in addition to late-night cocktails. It has a welcoming ambiance. Great meals, a full bar, and free parking make this a great place to unwind and take in the breathtaking views of the valley.

Address: Cabanaconde 04124, Arequipa

Quinoa Restaurante

With its Novo-Andean cuisine, Quinoa Restaurante, which is situated in the center of the Colca Valley, provides a distinctive dining experience. Their diverse menu appeals to all tastes, with options ranging from fancy alpaca meat burgers to classic dishes like pickled fish and lomo saltado.

 It also has gluten-free and vegetarian choices. Savor organic and fresh food in a welcoming setting with breathtaking views of the mountains. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it serves a selection of drinks. It also offers features like wheelchair accessibility and parking. Make a reservation now to experience our delectable food and cozy atmosphere!

Address: Caraveli St, 410, Caraveli, Arequipa.

El Balcón de Don Zacarías

In addition to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu items, the restaurant serves a variety of Latin American and Peruvian meals. Open for brunch, supper, and lunch, featuring live music and a full bar. provides accessible accessibility, free Wi-Fi, and a variety of payment options. Come and indulge in a distinctive culinary adventure in a welcoming, family-friendly setting!

Address: 22 de Agosto Ave, Arequipa 04416

Restaurant Alpaca Chef

The cuisine served at Restaurant Alpaca Chef is influenced by the Andean region's customs and cuisine. It welcomes customers to enjoy lunches and dinners in a welcoming and accessible setting with a range of South American and Peruvian meals, including vegetarian and vegan alternatives.

Address: Colca Ave, 171, Yanque, Chivay, Arequipa


Delicious soups and a wide range of Latin and Peruvian cuisine are available at this restaurant. It offers vegetarian and vegan options to accommodate unique dietary requirements. This restaurant, which is open for lunch and supper, also has handicapped accessibility, comfy seating, high chairs, and reservations. Furthermore, free Wi-Fi is offered for the comfort of its patrons.

Address: Francisco Bolognesi St, 1026, Chivay,  Arequipa

This list contains some restaurants close to the Colca Canyon, a fantastic place to visit if you're planning a trip there. Because they tend to fill up quickly, we advise making reservations in advance.

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