From acclaimed restaurateur Jaime Pesaque, of Lima's Maido and an ever-expanding group of restaurants that stretches as far away as New York and Hong Kong, comes Calle del Medio. The part-bar, part-restaurant establishment holds down a prominent second-level corner right above the Plaza de Armas, with a handful of colonial balcony windows with primo views. The contemporary Peruvian menu is smaller than ChiCha's, but otherwise it's quite comparable in price and quality. Standouts include glazed pancetta with figs, aji panca over quinoa, and rocoto peppers stuffed with shrimp. The bar and lounge side picks up in the evenings, while the dining room, with its ornate wallpaper and golden mirrors, stays relative busy for both lunch and dinner. Pesaque's signature pisco infusions, which make for endless combinations of pisco sours and chilcanos, are lined up behind the bar.
Calle del Medio
Calle del Medio 113, near the Plaza de Armas
Our Rating Neighborhood Plaza de Armas Hours Daily 11–3am Phone 084/248-340 Prices Main courses S/28–S/42 Cuisine Type PERUVIAN Web site Calle del Medio
MapCalle del Medio 113, near the Plaza de Armas Cusco
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