With a menu designed by the famous Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, ChiCha has become one of the most popular restaurants in Cusco. This modern and stylish restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Andean and Peruvian dishes that will capture your imagination, leaving you with a desire to try more Peruvian dishes. Be sure to book early as this restaurant is popular and often receives large tour groups. Located in Plaza Regocijo it is only a short walk from the main plaza and most hotels.
Calle Plaza Regocijo 261, 2nd Floor, Cusco
Tel:(84) 240 520
With your back to the cathedral in the centre of Plaza de Armas you will see a colonial pedestrian walk way leaving the plaza. Walk through this alleyway onto another smaller plaza with a fountain in the middle. This plaza is called Plaza Regocijo. ChiCha is located on the far side of this plaza on the second floor. You need to enter a small doorway were you will see a set of steps leading up to the restaurant.
40 – 50 Soles (US$13 – 17) per plate.
Wine: 70 upwards Soles (US$17) per bottle.
Chicha is one of the best restaurants to experience traditional Andean food, and when it is good it is really good. Unfortunately, this restaurant gained a bad reputation for poor and disorganized management, which has translated into poor service. There have been several occasions where we have been disappointed by ChiCha, where they have not had the full menu available, or have lost our reservations. We hope that this changes soon as the idea of the restaurant and the food are actually excellent.