Huaca Pucllana is not only a well-known archaeological area located in Miraflores (a short distance from Lima), but also a nice restaurant where you can enjoy some of the best Peruvian food. So, choosing this place is a win-win choice for everyone.Huaca Pucllana — Photo courtesy of Isabel Guerra
In fact, many city tours schedule a visit to this complex for lunch, so you can end your sightseeing morning taking a much-needed rest here, at the restaurant's large terrace, enjoying the view and discovering both history and cuisine at the same time. You can choose from a large menu that comprises Creole food, Novo Andean fusion, traditional and seafood. Add dessert, and maybe a drink, to complete your Pucllana experience. However, the service may be a little slow at certain times, especially with large groups.Huaca Pucllana — Photo courtesy of Huaca Pucllana
After a complete and large meal (servings are generous here), you may need to walk a little to feel more comfortable. It's time to have a guided tour by the huaca (an ancient quechua word to describe a place consecrated to religious adoration), including the site museum, a small orchard that grows some native crops and other Peruvian species, and Peruvian animals like guinea pigs or some friendly, hairless Peruvian dogs that are quite accustomed to meeting visitors. Huaca Pucllana — Photo courtesy of Isabel Guerra
You can have lunch or dinner here, but we strongly suggest to visit Huaca Pucllana for lunch, since you will get to see the whole complex more clearly. Don't forget your camera!