Best Cheap Eats In Peru

Sanguchería EL CHINITO


Sanguchería EL CHINITO, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Family run restaurant El Chinto creates phenomenal sanguche de chicharron. Lima’s number one sandwich of choice, they are essentially roast pork belly with Peru’s most important salsa, Salsa Criolla.

Burrito-Bar-Barranco, Lima


Burrito Bar, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Small and quirky Burrito Bar creates incredible and sizeable Burrito’s for around £2.50. Be sure to add a Peruvian beer to your order, especially their new selection from the Andean city of Huaraz

Bodega Verde


La Bodega Verde, Barranco, Lima, Peru

This beautiful garden cafe in the heart of Barranco is a popular choice for vegetarians. La Bodega Verde offers simple yet delicious organic light lunches and dinners.

Surf Hostel Meri


Surf Hostel Meri, Huanchaco, Peru

For a distinctly chilled vibe head to Surf Hostel Meri for the best breakfast of banana and chocolate pancakes or for lunch curry laced chicken taco’s. The service is SLOW, but the food is worth the wait.

Chocolate Cafe


Chocolate Cafe, Huanchaco, Peru

Serving up a combination of sweet and savoury treats for breakfast and Lunch, this small cafe serves up top-notch food for a very small cost. Plus quick wi-fi



La Valeriana, Cusco, Peru

Specialising in tea and cakes this charming cafe offers deli style sandwiches, empanadas and hot dishes. Be sure to keep room for dessert!

Los Perros


Los Perros, Cusco, Peru

This small boho-style bar serves exceptionally good food and at a reasonable price. Try their massive bowls of warming soups on a cold Cusco evening or their monstrous chicken and avocado sandwich to refuel after a hike up to Saksaywaman.



El Tabuco, Cusco, Peru

When only a pizza will do, take a stroll to this tiny restaurant situated slightly out of the centre of the City. The owners are exceptionally friendly and the food is outstanding and affordable. They also do take away, so if like us after the Inca Trail you need a Pizza fix, get takeaway and eat in bed!

Jacks Cafe


Jack’s Cafe, Cusco, Peru

Despite being a tourist hot spot, the quality and variety of food on offer here is unbeatable. Try their mint, citrus juice and a Taco’s.

California Cafe


California Cafe, Huaraz, Peru

This bright and vibrant cafe in the heart of Huaraz is a favourite amongst backpackers. Not only for it’s incredible and very cheap food but also for it’s extensive library of books! Be sure to try the Falafel.



Chilli Heaven, Huaraz, Peru

This cosy restaurant serves up arguably the best burrito’s and fajitas in Huaraz. The portions are gigantic and very reasonably priced. Be sure to book as this place gets packed out quickly, especially during peak season.



Banana’s Adventure, Haucachina, Peru

Banana’s Adventure is the most popular hostel in Huacachina and is guaranteed to be bursting at the seams with backpackers keen to get some sandboarding action. Besides the hammocks, poolside and wooden cabins, Banana’s best-kept secret is its nightly BBQ offering unlimited food for around £5. The BBQ is open to non-residents also

Desert Nights


Desert Nights, Huacachina, Peru

This is arguably the best spot to sit and enjoy a cold beer after an afternoon on the desert dunes. With a huge international menu, Desert Nights offers up everything  from southern fried chicken and lomo saltado to hearty salads and peanut butter sandwiches.  Massive portions, English menu’s and great music.



Mar & Luna, Chimbote, Peru

If like us you find yourselves in Chimbote on a stop over from a mammoth bus journey you can be sure that there is one restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious and cheap meal. Situated next to the seafront Mar & Luna offers delicious seafood, fantastic music and a great view for a very reasonable price

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