Trujillo Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Trujillo

November 24, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Trujillo is a lively intersection of ancient culture and modern arts. See ancient ruins at the Chan Chan archaeological site and be awed by the Moche Huaca del Sol y la Luna (temples of the sun and moon.). The multicolored Tunnel of Wishes on the Paseo de Aguas is a fabulous place for people-watching. Locally brewed corn beer is worth a try. If you’re a nightlife lover, pace yourself—bars and clubs get going late, and then go all night.
Things to do in Trujillo

1. El Mochica

Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +51 44 293441
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 808 reviews

El Mochica

Reviewed By R A - London, UK

The 4 of us were seated in a large, empty room with a very loud and annoying TV. After multiple requests they turned it down but 20 minutes later turned it back up. The service was a disaster. The food was mediocre. Maybe they were having an off night but it was probably our worst meal in our 2 weeks in Peru.

2. Romano

Calle Estados Unidos 162 | Urb.El Recreo, Trujillo 044, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Latin, Seafood Lunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$157 +51 44 244207
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Romano

Reviewed By RazorbackHog - Fort Worth, Texas

There are two Romano's so ,be sure you find the one in the, Urb,Recreo, Calle EE, UU, 162, Fantastic Northern Peru selections, I am a beef guy and this the place to be, Outstanding service, Only downer is that they close at 4:30, If I had time for only lunch in Trujillo I would take it here,

3. Jugueria San Agustin

Bolivar 522 | Trujillo-Centro, Trujillo 44, Peru Takeout Peruvian, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish Breakfast, Brunch +51 44 245712
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 403 reviews

Jugueria San Agustin

Reviewed By Ronald W - Redmond, Washington, United States

The lechon Sandwich is marginally better than that I purchased at a stand in Mercado Central mainly because they ladle liquid on it to keep it moist. Personally I would prefer a fattier piece of the pork.

4. Casona Deza

Jr. Independencia No. 630 | Centro Historico, Trujillo 13001, Peru Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$118 +51 985 800 999
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 335 reviews

Casona Deza

Casona Deza is the most beautiful colonial house of the Americas. It is also known as Casona de los Leones. The ambient is spectacular and the food is homemade. We cultivate most of the ingredients and promote healthy eating. We take pride on the selection of the ingredients and the quality of our coffee. It is the best in town! Some customers said that it is the best in Peru - we think that we still have a way to go. We are a family that enjoys hospitality because we are travelers too. And we know that while traveling away from home nothing taste better than a homemade meal prepared by a caring host. We are not sharp professionals in the restaurant business, but we love to take good care of our guests.

Reviewed By RustyRae - Perth, Australia

We went for dinner and were extremely disappointed in both the food and the service. Tasteless pasta dishes served cold and pasta not cooked properly ... Certainly not an Italian in the kitchen! I know this restaurant has good comments fir

5. Squalo's

Diaz de Cienfuegos #250 | Urb. La Merced, Trujillo, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Peruvian, Latin, Seafood Lunch 295134
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 333 reviews

Squalo's

Great food in a beautiful colonial style building. It was a place full of locals so it wasn't typical touristy food. I'd definitely return and have recommended it to friends of mine visiting Trujillo.

Reviewed By barbara115de - Bethany Beach, Delaware

Ten of us had lunch at Squalo's and were not disappointed. Although we were a large group service was excellent. There were a variety of local Peruvian dishes on the menu so it was hard to choose. I had the grilled salmon with vegetable rice and mixed veggies. The salmon was well cooked, not over done at all. The rice was tasty and the veggies were cooked al dente. We arrived early to a pretty empty restaurant but by the time we left, there were people waiting. Clearly it is a popular place to eat.

6. Fiesta Restaurant Gourmet - Trujillo

Av Larco 954 | Vista Alegre, Trujillo, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, Peruvian, Latin, South American Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +51 44 421572
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Fiesta Restaurant Gourmet - Trujillo

Reviewed By Enzo T - Lima

Grouper brasa ceviche was amazing. The "apatadito" (duck) was spectacular and "mojadito" (seafood) was great, too. There is a ceviche mix that I don't recommend, its selfservice and few portions for that price, Deserts where poor. Gourmet grouper looked really good but didnt try.

7. El Celler de Cler

Jr. Independencia 588, Trujillo, Peru Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Peruvian, Latin, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +51 44 317191
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

El Celler de Cler

Reviewed By Bezi - London, United Kingdom

We ate on a small balcony overlooking the street. Food was really good as was the wine list. Staff very friendly. We went there twice and it was excellent both times.

8. Coco Torete

Av. Larco | Martinez de Compagnon, 648, Trujillo 13010, Peru Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Barbecue, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +51 44 383404
Excellent
31%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Coco Torete

Reviewed By Aafia - Sydney, Canada

Coco Torete offers an excellent selection of grilled meats that our table enjoyed. The portions were huge especially the ribs. They were very specific as to how the beef would be done. The sides of roasted vegetables that included peppers and potatoes were tasty. Unfortunately, they used canned mushrooms for the barbecued and ceviche mushrooms and resulted in a poor selection. The service was friendly and efficient.

9. Restaurante Las Bovedas

Jr. Independencia 485, Plaza de Armas - Trujillo, Trujillo Trujillo, Peru Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, International, Fusion, South American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +51 44 232741
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Restaurante Las Bovedas

Reviewed By MissWordsmith - San Francisco, CA

I was lucky in that I stayed at the hotel so was able to enjoy Las Bovedas whenever I wanted over six days. I ate breakfast daily and dinner here multiple evenings and enjoyed everything from asparagus soup to mixed salad to delicious steak to fresh ceviche: in fact their ceviche (seabass) was my favorite ceviche dish that I had in all of Peru! I am still dreaming about it. The service was wonderful - every single time. Don't hesitate to go here if time (and appetite) allows.

10. Malabrigo Bar

Jr. Independencia | Plaza de Armas - Trujillo, Trujillo 3600, Peru Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, Peruvian, Fusion, Wine Bar, South American Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +51 44 232741
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Malabrigo Bar

Reviewed By Jehnson J - Dallas, Texas

I went to the bar to get my free drinks and were the best Pisco Sours, Junior our server was nice and always make sure to see if we need something else, great service.
I would recommend to try Fry Causa.
Drinks are affordable if you are on vacation :)

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