Apu Verónica

calle ventiderio, Redondel de Ollantaytambo, Ventiderio, Ollantaytambo, Peru

Wander down from the Plaza de Armas toward the entrance to the striking hillside ruins of Ollantaytambo and you can’t miss Apu Verónica on the left-hand side of the street. The real highlights of this restaurant, which serves typical Peruvian cooked to perfection, are the meats prepared a la piedra, sizzling on stones. A second-floor dining room offers great views and is decorated with items representative of the local culture; occasional live traditional music is played. Perhaps the best part is that the owners, who were given a helping hand by a nonprofit organization, are now doing the same for the highland communities that provide many of their dishes’ ingredients.

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