As Machu Picchu is quite isolated the choice of places to eat
is also quite limited. At the complex there is simply the choice of either the snack bar
just outside of the citadel or a buffet style lunch
at the 5 star Sanctuary Lodge Hotel
adjacent to the entrance. Needless to say the snack bar is expensive and offers only a small choice of food, and the Sanctuary Lodge is even more expensive, but probably the best value for money. (Approx $30 per person).
Eating in Aguas Calientes
As the choice of places to eat in Machu Picchu is limited many people choose to eat in Aguas Calientes after they have toured the citadel. In Aguas Calientes there is a plentiful selection of places to eat, but truth told not very many good ones.
If you are looking for some snack or a meal, we recommend that you take a moment to walk around the touristy area of Aguas Calientes (quite small), and find something that takes your fancy. If you are looking for something more up market, and are willing to put your hand in your pocket, you could try the excellent restaurants in the Sumaq Hotel or the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel; both in Aguas Calientes.
We want your reviews
When we find any other restaurants that we consider worth mentioning, we shall update our Peru Guide
. However, if you have recently eaten somewhere in Aguas Calientes that you feel deserves a mention, please write a review
on our article pages
!! We wait to hear from you!