A traditional space with very authentic Peruvian food. I tried Guinea Pig for the first time here. Well priced, delicious and grey atmosphere.
The ground floor of this restaurant is very charming as it only has a few tables that are located close to the stone fire and kitchen. We loved the food and pisco sours. Tulipans serves traditional Peruvian food such as trout ceviche, alpaca and hearty soups.
A formal looking restaurant from the outside, however, this place is well priced and has authentic and traditional comfort food.
Taquile (in GHL Hotel Lago)
We didn't make it here, but this is a cocktail bar in a 5-Star hotel on a private island. Both the hotel and the bar looked great, but getting to the private island would involve a taxi or boat ride. Call to see if they are open before going there.
Pacha may be the only spot in town for cocktails. We did see a couple reviews about getting served hot beer, so use your own judgement. Their pizza is meant to be good too.
Other Food & Drink
Other Food • La Hosteria
Coffee Shops • Selva Sur Café and our hotel (for coffee & coca tea)
Activities & Attractions
Boat tour on Lake Titicaca
We did a small boat tour that started at 4pm and we were back by 615. We boated out to the islands of Uros, met the Uros people and got a brief history lesson on their people and how the floating islands are built.
Luxury trains (to & from)
Trains can range from multi-day trips on the Andean Explorer, which may cost you a few thousand dollars or day trips on the PeruRail Titicaca train, which has a glass cabin with panoramic views.
A Pre-Inca cemetery on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno. The tombs are built above ground in tower like structures called chullpas. They are the remains of the Qulla people, who were conquered by the Inca Empire in the 15th century.
Casona Plaza Hotel Puno
One of the few 4-Star hotels in Puno, although it is quite casual in appearance. We got a great room price. Breakfast was included which was a great buffet and the dining space was traditional and clean. We worked from the quiet lobby/dining area most days and drank lots of Coca tea.