Enjoy traditional flavors in a Cusco picanteria

From: $75.00

Travel Cusco’s gastronomic tradition, dish by dish.

Monday to Friday : 11:00am -1:00pm

Price US$ 
Adults 13 and older: $75
Children from 4 to 12 years old: $60
Babies up to 3 years old: free of charge


More about this activity...

What will you do?

We will welcome you with a frutillada, part of the ‘chichera’ identity of Cusco and our picantería. We will take you to each of the spaces of Cusqueñísima Picantería, where José will explain the history behind each utensil and ornament that decorates the place. We will learn about the production process of the AJHA or Andean chicha and about the culinary legacy we have investigated and collected for more than a decade. You will observe how uchucuta, a spicy cream made from rocoto and herbs, is made. Finally, we will taste a 5-course menu, where you will taste everything you have learned.

Meeting Point

2 hrs

Monday to Friday
11:00am -1:00pm


How to get there

Cusqueñísima Picantería (*)
Av. Jose Gabriel Cosio 401, Magisterio, Cusco.
In front of the park “El Trebol” 

(*) not to be confused with La Cusqueñita

What is included in the price

It includes:
The guide and explanations, the frutillada as a welcome drink , the 5-course tasting menu, and a tumbo juice. Taxes.

It does not include:
Extra drinks. Transportation



Language in which the experience is offered

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Things to consider

It is recommended to arrive 5 minutes early

Learn about hosts José and Diana

Hello, we are Jose and Diana, founders of Cusqueñísima Picantería, a traditional Cusquenian restaurant, where we rescue and revalue the techniques, props, drinks and native dishes. Together, we want to share the tradition and culinary legacy of the Cusco region with you.

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Cancellation Policy

48 hours before scheduled time