Jirón José Olaya is the only street that remained intact after the landslide in 1941 and the earthquake in 1970. It gives a good indication of what the town once may have looked like. On Sundays there is a street food fair where regional foods are sold and local huaracinos go. Sit down at one of the little “restaurants” and enjoy your Picante de Cuy.

 There are many good restaurants open for lunch during the week as well. For special events, such as New Years Day celebrations, this little street is the place to be, with restaurants and street stalls serving up traditional dishes from the region that are so much better than anything sold in the centre of town. Try the pachamanca a la piedra... 

Roast pig on the street

Pachamanca

A view of calle Jiron Jose Olaya