Most visitors to Paracas National Reserve dine at their hotels, and both the Doubletree and Hotel Paracas have good restaurants. Pisco offers nothing special in terms of restaurants, although the informal seafood eateries at the El Chaco waterfront in Paracas, where launches for the Islas Ballestas depart, are popular with travelers. The best bet there is El Chorito, El Chaco s/n (tel. 056/545-054), which is part of a hostal. In Pisco, there are several inexpensive cafes and pizzerias on or near the Plaza de Armas, and a number of restaurants along the pedestrian boulevard (Comercio) with tourist menus (inexpensive set meals). Hostal Posada Hispana has a good-value bistro-style restaurant serving pizzas, pastas, and paella, and is easily as good as anything you'll find in town. For inexpensive mussels and ceviche, try the cevichería Los Choritos Mágicos, 28 de Julio 116 (tel. 056/534-158). Restaurant El Catamarán, Jr. Comercio 166 (tel. 056/680-327), serves the town's best pizzas and has a very cheap menu. The most upmarket of the restaurants along the walkway, Don Manuel, Jr. Comercio 179 (tel. 056/532-035), serves a variety of inexpensive meals, including churrasco (grilled meats) and good fresh fish.

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