Chilly, drab Puno isn't a place for particularly sophisticated dining. It's better suited for pizzas from wood-fired ovens and simple, straightforward Peruvian cooking. On those scores, it succeeds. Besides, at this altitude, it's not a great idea to overindulge in eating or drinking. Most of Puno's more attractive restaurants, popular with gringos, are located just off the pedestrian-only main drag, Jirón Lima. In addition to those listed below, check out the two restaurants at Hotel Colón Inn and, especially for a light and inexpensive lunch, the attractive cafe Casa del Corregidor, Jr. Deustua 576 (tel. 051/351-921), which serves good salads and sandwiches and has a nice, quiet courtyard.
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.