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Copacabana is the culinary capital of Lake Titicaca. Almost every restaurant here specializes in preparing trout fresh from the lake. The best restaurants are on Avenida 6 de Agosto. They all have pretty much the same menu, which consists of trout, pasta, and pizza. But La Orilla, Av. 6 de Agosto, about 20m (66 ft.) from the beach, has a terrace that overlooks the lake. In the evening, the lights go dim, and the dining room feels like a romantic hideaway. The trout curry is highly recommended. Other excellent options include a vegetable stir-fry, fajitas, and spring rolls. On the weekends, live bands sometimes perform here. Another good restaurant for trout is Pacha, Bolívar and Avenida 6 de Agosto (tel. 0102/8622-497). An excellent coffee stop with English breakfasts and fruit juices is Café Bistrot, Avenida Costanera and Tito Yupanqui (tel. 0102/8622-497 or 0107/1518310).

On Sun Island there are a few small restaurants, such as Inti Sol (on the main path not far from the church), which is by far the best islander-run restaurant. None have names or addresses, but they all have similar menus, including fresh trout and grilled chicken. Your best bet is to ask your hotel for a recommendation.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.