Down-to-earth Ayacucho is a great place to sample traditional Quechua specialties. It's also known for its artisanal wheat bread. In addition to the restaurants below, a great spot for breakfast or a simple lunch is Sandra, Jr. 28 de Julio 183 (no phone), a cute little cafe and juguería (juice bar). It serves a huge café con leche, massive jarras of fresh juices, and tamales, salads, and sandwiches on herb-crusted pita bread. Within the courtyard of the Centro Cultural, Jr. 28 de Julio 178, there are a couple of good cafes for light meals, snacks, coffee, dessert, and breakfast; check out Café Bar New York (tel. 066/313-079), which has seats outdoors overlooking the patio.

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