Peru, best culinary destination in the world, again. And you have not stepped in the land of the Incas yet. The gastronomic success of Peruvian food is tasted and praised by gay travelers everyday and View Peru wants you to be part of this incredible euphoria. Take a plane and step on the following gay-friendly restaurants to make your taste buds delight as you have not done before.
Touring Lima: Find your favorite restaurant
Vacations in Peru have Lima, the capital city of Peru and winner of the Best Culinary Destination in the World, as your first destination. Miraflores is a good place to start out and appreciate food along friends or the beloved one.
Walking around Miraflores you will find Bistro 400, comfortable atmosphere with a selection of local cuisine to amaze you and your travel companion. The friendly staff will guide you by the variety of options including breakfast buffets, Lomo Saltado, Amazonian Paella or tasty desserts.
Nights at Bistro 400 are perfect to share a drink with your new local friends and have a taste of Peruvian classics like the emblematic Pisco Sour.
Lima is the best place in Peru to have fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. La Mar, by Gastón Acurio, the most famous Peruvian chef worldwide, will surprise you with elegant cuisine including fish, seafood, steak, vegetarian options and a wide range of drinks for you.
Classic ceviche with cocktails is the best recommendation, however you can go further and select among their creative menu including Tiraditos, Conchas Negras and other Peruvian specialties. An unforgettable afternoon in a relaxed gay-friendly ambience!
Another good recommendation is Huaca Pucllana, named after the antique huaca ruins just next to your table. The mystical surrounding of this restaurant is definitively a great extra to enjoy Peruvian delicacies: Guinea Pig or Alpaca, Risotto with Duck. Appetizers and desserts are also amazing.
Take your taste higher: Cuzco City gay-friendly restaurants
Once you get to your hotel after the flight from Lima (about 1 hour), exploring Cuzco is a good idea to keep up that adventurous spirit. Cuzco is full of art, history and of course, local food.
Fallen Angel, the eclectic restaurant is our first recommendation. Located in the Nazarenas Square and owned by a former gay model, is the must-visit place for art lovers and gourmet foodies. The place is decorated with a wide variety of original pieces of artwork, from angel sculptures, paintings, to exquisite furniture and attentive service.
This is a must for lovers of art and interior design. Food itself has a huge amount of reviews, however it is almost similar to having a dinner in a private art collection.
Do not forget to check the iconic koi fish bathtub table and take a picture with the angelic wings!
Another popular and stylish option is Le Soleil, a luxury French restaurant in the top of most guides of the city of the Incas. Owned and run by Arthur Marcinkiewicz, successful gay businessman that fell in love with Cuzco. Minimal design and buttery snails among other French cuisine, will make you forget you are still in Peru.
Le Soleil is the best option to celebrate any special occasion with your special one or intimate friends or just a fancy break of the stone walls and Inca culinary.
All the food is prepared and served with care, and Arthur, or the chef, himself will present it to you. The classy environment, the voice of Edith Piaf in the background, and the personalized service absolutely makes Le Soleil, the best option for fine dining in Cuzco.
Fresh food fans will love Organika. Famous for their farm to table philosophy, Organika is the best restaurant to enjoy the flavor of Andean nature. The menu includes traditional dishes from ceviche to fresh-made beetroot lemonade.
Every dish can be appreciated as natural artwork to the eyes of visitors from all countries. Some of them include beautiful edible flowers too! Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lasagna or the quinoa salad with friends while sharing a remarkable time together.
Machu Picchu Tours including Restaurants
Full House is a good restaurant to lunch or dinner in the Aguas Calientes town, next to the Machu Picchu ruins. Gay travelers can delight in the view of the sub-tropical nature that surrounds this warm valley from your table.
Peruvian cuisine dishes, from Lomo Saltado to Guinea Pig, are the most ordered by customers all year long. Fully English spoken waiters and outstanding service. You can also get a special surprise for a friend’s birthday!
The ambience of the balcony in Mapacho is also perfect for a comforting dinner with gay or local friends after your Machu Picchu tour. Enjoying Quinotto, quinoa risotto with birds flying close to you, isn’t it lovable?
This is also a nice restaurant to enjoy craft beer and some other drinks like the local Cusqueña beer as you hear the river stream. Do not miss the happy hour!