Highly recommended by our local guide, Ernesto, this intimate eatery is on a well traveled side street in Cusco's old town. Bright red walls with stark white ceiling set off the artistic black and white photos of the Incan culture decorating the walls. Up a steep (think ships ladder) stairs is a compact, roof top terrace overlooking the roof of the Cusco cathedral, the city lights, and the Andes; a spectacular location for watching the sunset with a Pisco Sour, local craft beer, Peruvian wine, or Mojito. At an altitude of 11,000 feet the air can quickly chill as the sun goes down so don't forget a sweater or jacket. We retreated to the inside dining due to a light evening rain. The front dining area easily accommodated our party of eight (aged 10 to 75) at a long table. The service was attentive and even split the bill for us without a fuss. The mixed drink menu was extensive (some of the best we had in Peru) but don't forget to ask for the wine and beer menus. There is a new craft beer brewery, which is reportedly very good, while the Peruvian 'meritage' red wine was surprisingly good and equal (in my opinion) to Chilean and Argentine wines. The dinner menu ranged from tapas to full plates. The alpaca and lamb were exceptional; so tender and flavorful! As always, the vegetables and potatoes (over 600 varieties in Peru, the origin of the domesticated potato) were fresh and delightful. Even our youngest traveler loved the food. Prices were reasonable. We thank our hostess (the wife of the chef/owner) for her gracious attention and sharing the story of her move from Ohio to live in this World Heritage city. Our only regret: we did not have more time to stay in this beautiful city and enjoy more meals at this excellent restaurant.
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