Although a small town, Huanchaco has so many nice places to eat. As surfing made us incredibly hungry, we really tried out many, many places and these are our favorites places to eat in Huanchaco. Time to get hungry.
Otra Cosas, is located a bit north of the ‘center’ of Huanchaco. However, it is most definitely worth the walk, especially during the day because you have a direct view of the sea from the porch. The coffees from the Espresso bar are really good and well-priced (7 soles for a big cappuccino) and the menu is incredible! For only 16,5 soles you get the soup of the day and a main, everything fresh and delicious. The owners, Dutch Berry and his Peruvian wife are incredibly kind and also take in volunteers. For an idea of their dishes, you can check out their facebook.
My Absolute Favorite place to eat in Huanchaco! When you walk in, it feels like coming home. The tables, decoration, the colors, it kind of reminds me of a ‘parents’ house and the atmosphere is very nice. The menu is full of healthy options against really good prices. They, for instance, offers a wide variety of smoothies and shakes (really liked the Nice and Fresh) and they are a super good value for the size (8 soles for a big shake). If you ask them, they even prepare them without sugar. Considering food, every single dish I have ordered here was delicious. The Caesar Salad, however, deserves a special shout-out, it’s a true must-order. Their breakfasts are really good value as well, 12 soles for for instance granola and a coffee.
The restaurant is kind of hidden at the end of a corridor in a building between Moksha and Chocolate house, but it’s a gem. Surrounded by surfboards you can get a hamburger for 10 soles or 14 soles including fries. Not the best burger I ever had, but certainly good price-quality. The “End of the World” burger was truly impressive though (35 soles, fries, 4 patties, my friend struggled big-time finishing it). Nice touch are the games like chess, Jenga and cards and that you can write your own text on the walls after you finish eating.
The second we walked in we almost regretted not staying here. The place feels like an idyllic garden, with beautiful decorations and lamps everywhere. The menu is good. The dishes and drinks are the cheapest we have seen so far, like salads for 10 soles or mains for 13. Yet, the cappuccino was not that great though. You can order two mojitos for 12 soles all day (which were really good as well) and for 2/3 soles you can buy cookies, which are dangerously delicious. Lastly, they also organize activities like free salsa (for the first 10 people), karaoke and the Sunday brunch is really, really something to join.
Cause for many word jokes, but you should really have dinner in Huanchaco at My Friend. They have a deal for lasagna with meat, garlic bread and a soft drink for 13 soles, which were quite tasty. Their juices are cheap as well, as are their pasta and sandwiches. The atmosphere in the place is really good too, the feel is actually a bit Italian, so that is well played. The owner is a surfer, really chill and super kind. A nice touch is the little van “My friend Surf Shop”. A good budget option for food in Huanchaco!
Where do you go after Huanchaco? If you are a surfer, a must is, of course, a visit Chicama, home to the longest left breaking wave of the world. In this article, we describe how to get there by public transport and thus on a budget. However, you can also continue north to Mancora, a beach town with good surfing en partying. We wrote another “where to eat” article about that town!
Where to eat in Mancora
The best places to eat in Mancora, these are our favorites!
Low budget guide: surf Chicama Peru
Surfing the longest left break of the world for less than 12 dollars
There is a lot more traveling and surfing to do, so if you want to keep on reading, here are some links to our travel Peru section and our articles on surfing in Peru. Enjoy and if you have any questions about this article or Peru advice in general, write us a message or leave a comment below 🙂