Restaurant Recommendation: Morena Peruvian Kitchen

You’re standing in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru,  a  UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ve just seen the breathtaking ruins of Saqsayhuaman, you’ve purchased an alpaca sweater, and then, all of a sudden, you realize that you’re starving.

What you need to do is immediately walk to the northwest corner of the plaza and walk 2 blocks up Calle Plateros to Morena Peruvian Kitchen.

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The decor is rustic, yet colorful, featuring white plaster, Cusqueño stones, and local artwork. Your host will seat you (as long as there isn’t a wait) in a comfortable wicker chair with cusions, and you’ll be presented with the menu.

Follow your stomach, you can’t really go wrong here. I highly recommend the Lomo Saltado Tacu Tacu Criollo, which is a twist on a famous Peruvian dish. It features filet mignon, cooked to perfection, sauteed with soy sauce, red wine, garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro. Then, with a twist, they toss in some Peruvian seafood to add a little flavor and serve it all over rice and beans that have been flash fried in olive oil and are perfectly crispy.

The freshly squeezed lime-ade, featuring lemon grass, is the perfect drink to accompany your lomo saltado.

The service is impeccable, the food delicious and inventive, and the experience helps to create the ending to a perfect day in Cusco.

Morena Peruvian Kitchen gets busy, so make a reservation if you can.

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MORENA PERUVIAN KITCHEN
348-B Calle Plateros Cusco
Open Every Day from 12PM – 10PM

To view the menu, please click here.

Happy Travels…

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Jared Snow
Peru Travel Expert at Destination Peru
I lived in Peru for 3 years between 2010 - 2014. During that time I researched and wrote full-time about traveling and living in Peru. I've owned and operated Destination Peru since 2012. I've always had a special interest in the Peruvian Amazon, not only because I think it has so much to offer, but because my wife's family is from the Loreto area. My favorite food of all-time is Peruvian Ceviche. Please feel free to reach out anytime: jared@treehouselodge.com. #PeruIsWaitingForYou

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