The quaint little town of Aguas Calientes, which is often referred to as Machu Picchu Pueblo (Town), comes with an endless array of streets and alleys featuring tons of shops and eateries of every kind and size.
However, the remote location of the town implies that food prices are not as cheap as the rest of Peru. Nevertheless, the abundance of nicely decorated restaurants is sure to satiate your gastronomical cravings.
One of the oldest and most popular restaurants in town, this one offers a blend of Franco-Peruvian cuisine. Known for its top-notch fusion fare, Indio Feliz is a rather expensive option, which is suitable for travelers who are looking to splurge a bit after the strenuous journey to Machu Picchu.
The Tree House
Yet another classy eatery of Aguas Calientes, this restaurant with its sophisticated wooden interiors and amiable attendants is a perfect spot to feast upon some of the most delectable Peruvian and international cuisines.
Mapacho Craft Beer and Peruvian Cuisine
Although the craft beer scene is not so evolved in Peru, this gastropub would offer you some of the best craft beer that the country has to offer. Make sure to try out their lip-smacking selection of Peruvian delicacies such as cuy and alpaca steak.
Incontri del Pueblo Viejo
This one is hands down the best Italian restaurant in town where you can sample the finest Italian cuisine such as wood oven pizzas, handmade pasta, and mouth-watering desserts. This restaurant comes with plush interiors with pointy ceilings and a cackling fireplace, the likes of which are hard to come by in the city of Aguas Calientes.
Café Inkaterra, which offers a splendid outdoor garden setting, is an upmarket establishment which is often considered as one of the most refined (as well as most expensive) restaurants in the city. The serene ambiance of this elegant eatery is sure to make your visit worthwhile. Enjoy a wide variety of Peruvian, Italian, North American, and fusion dishes while watching the river flow right below you.
La Boulangerie de Paris
If you are craving some French patisserie in this mountain town, then you definitely need to pay a visit to La Boulangerie de Paris. Apart from the scrumptious croissants, tarts, and pastries, this place also whips up the best coffee in town. While you are at it, make sure to sample their delicious sandwiches, which are sure to keep you coming back for more.
Full House Peruvian Cuisine
Yet another upscale restaurant in the city of Aguas Calientes, Full House Peruvian Cuisine, as the name suggests, serves some of the most authentic Peruvian dishes, such as alpaca steaks, grilled anticuchos (the heart of cow), and lamb cutlets soaked in delicious creole sauce. Make sure to sample their delectable desserts as well. If you are looking forward to a really good dining experience, then try to get a seat on their balcony which is perched right above the river.
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