Located adjacent to the entrance of Machu Picchu, the Machu Picchu Snack Bar offers a quality selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks. The snack bar has outside seating for roughly 60 people and has stools and wooden picnic benches to eat at and several large parasols to protect you from the sun. Snacks include: various sandwiches (in fresh bread or croissants), pizzas, pies, empanadas, burgers, sweet pastries, cakes and cookies. Drinks include: a selection of soft fizzy drinks, coffee, tea, herbal tea, ice tea, Red Bull, beer and Pisco sour (to name a few).

Opening Times / Prices

Open daily: 09.30 – 15.30 hrs.
Prices: Affordable to moderate pricing.

Our Thoughts

The Machu Picchu snack bar is a great place to relax and rest with a tasty snack. We like it. The place is operated by the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel (who seem to have a monopoly on the food at Machu Picchu), so the food is actually very good quality. As you would expect prices are a touch on the high side, but are not unreasonable either. For example US$ 6.66 for a freshly cooked personal pizza is not bad value at all (where ever you are in the world). However, some prices are shocking! Like for example a bottle of water (cost price 1 Nuevo Sole) which is priced at 8 Nuevo Soles.

We really like the views from the Machu Picchu snack bar, which look out over Putucusi Mountain and surrounding jungle scenery. During the wet season (Dec – April) the Machu Picchu snack bar doesn’t offer much protection from the elements.