Cheap restaurants in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has dozens of inexpensive restaurants where it is also possible to enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine with dishes such as: ceviche, lomo saltado, huancaína potato, fried trout and more. The cheapest services are intended for local people. Tourists can also eat there at a good price. A great savings on the trip to Machu Picchu.

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Cheap restaurants in Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes food market

This place is not a proper restaurant. It is a market with food stalls located on the second level. There are more than twenty stalls, all offer menus at affordable prices. The restaurant is open from 6 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon, making it ideal for breakfast and lunch.

The most remarkable dishes you can find there are lomo saltado, fried trout and rice with chicken. Having lunch there is an interesting cultural experience since it is how most Peruvians have lunch or breakfast in the country. It is not a place that offers great comfort but it does offer a good price and succulent dishes.

  • Dishes: lomo saltado, potato a la huancaína, soups, fried trout, stews and more.
  • Price (approximate): 3 USD per menu.
  • Address: Chinchaysuyo street s/n, corner of the main square of Machu Picchu town, Peru.

Puerto Peru Restaurant

In front of the main stadium of the town is this small but cozy restaurant where it is possible to enjoy Peruvian food. It is there that many local people like to have lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 11 in the morning until 11 at night.

The menu is inexpensively priced, although there is also the option of choosing à la carte dishes (the baked guinea pig or the fried guinea pig stands out). As well as this restaurant there are others in the town that offer similar dishes. The price is also similar. Some tourists decide to eat there. Others prefer better services.

  • Dishes: Creole soup, fried chicken, chicken rice, lomo saltado, stuffed hot pepper, fried trout, pizzas and more.
  • Price (approximate): 5 USD per menu.
  • Address: Tikan Frente street (in front of the town’s stadium), Machu Picchu town, Peru.

Amazonas Restaurant

This restaurant is located in one of the most popular streets for the residents of Aguas Calientes. It offers the best of popular Peruvian food such as crispy grilled chicken, arroz chaufa, lomo saltado and more. The place is spacious but with many people, especially at night. Because of this, care can take time.

The restaurant is recommended by the residents themselves because it offers a good grilled chicken, a dish highly sought after by Peruvians. The opening hours are from noon to 11:45 at night. From there you have a beautiful view of the streets of the town and the huge hills that surround it.

  • Dishes: grilled chicken, chaufa rice, lomo saltado, soups and more.
  • Price (approximate): 5 USD per menu.
  • Address: avenue Hermanos Ayar s/n, Machu Picchu town, Peru.

Dulce Gourmet Grill

This restaurant is one of the many ‘pizzerias – grills’ type located on Avenue Pachacutec (the street that leads to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes). Unlike other pizzerias in town, the prices are cheap. The place is cozy with television screens and sometimes live music.

The menu offers dishes such as lomo saltado, fried chicken, rice with chicken, as well as soups and desserts. There are also a la carte dishes featuring baked guinea pig, fried guinea pig, grilled alpaca and more. Of course, they also offer pizzas and the best of cocktails and beers. The restaurant is open from noon to 10 at night.

  • Dishes: pizzas, pastas, lomo saltado, fried guinea pig, etc.
  • Price (approximate): 8 USD per menu.
  • Address: avenue Pachacutec s/n, Machu Picchu town, Peru.

Qhawarina Restaurant

This restaurant offers better service and a location than the restaurants along Avenue Pachacutec. There is a menu as well as à la carte dishes. The menu offers dishes such as lomo saltado, fried chicken, house soups, salads, desserts and more. The à la carte dishes specialize in grills, pizzas, pastas and more.

The place is clean with well decorated tables and Andean music in the background. It also offers sale of Peruvian beers and cocktails such as chilcano or the famous pisco sour. The opening hours are from noon to 10 at night.

  • Dishes: stuffed cause, trout ceviche, lomo saltado, alpaca grill and more.
  • Price (approximate): 10 USD per menu.
  • Address: avenue Pachacutec s/n, Machu Picchu town, Peru.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 4 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!