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Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour

By Curious Monkey Food Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Get a more authentic glimpse into Cusco’s cuisine than you would in a typical restaurant on a walking tour that focuses on local street food. In a small group limited to 10 people, discover lesser-known local delicacies while getting your bearings in the UNESCO-listed historic center of Cusco.
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₱3,800.52
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₱3,800.52
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Ages 12-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:2–3 hours
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Enjoy a more intimate glimpse into Cusco on a food and walking tour
  • Sample Peruvian snacks that you may otherwise have missed
  • Get the inside scoop on Cusco's rich culinary culture
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10

  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Ca. Arequipa 401, Cusco 08002, Peru Our meeting location is Plaza Santa Catalina just past the Monastery Santa Catalina entrance. You will see a monkey on the left by the fountain waiting in that area. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign waiver etc. **All Country Covid protocols will be followed, MASKS ARE MANDATORY**
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86710P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • !!!Please advise any allergies, food sensitivities and dietary restriction at time of booking. We CANNOT accommodate NUT allergies.
  • Tours generally include wheat, sugar, dairy, meat,peanuts and corn.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour
  • All country protocols are followed and masks are mandatory throughout tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour?
Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour price starts from ₱3,755.27. Discover and book Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour cancellation policy?
Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour?
Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour is hosted by Curious Monkey Food Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Curious Monkey Food Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Curious Monkey Cusco- Eat the Streets, Walking Food Tour on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86710P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ca. Arequipa 401
    Ca. Arequipa 401, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Our meeting location is Plaza Santa Catalina just past the Monastery Santa Catalina entrance. You will see a monkey on the left by the fountain waiting in that area. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign waiver etc. **All Country Covid protocols will be followed, MASKS ARE MANDATORY**
    See address & details
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    Curious Monkey Food Tours
    Stop: 10 minutes
    We will meet here and wind our way through the streets around the centre of Cusco.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Mdvl500
Mdvl500
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Must Do While Visiting Cusco
This was beyond amazing! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable with the food, culture and history. They were
Susan N
Susan N
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Wonderful way to experience the food and culture of Cusco!!
Our family really enjoyed the walking food tour with Corinne and Liz! We sampled a variety of great tasting food a
jacquc101
jacquc101
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Great way to see the markets and try all the tasty foods!
Corrine started the tours when she moved here a few years back and is a wonderful guide! She knows a ton about the
karenandgreg2015
karenandgreg2015
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A Fun Evening Learning About Peruvian Street Food!
While on vacation in Cusco, we signed up for a Curious Monkey evening food tour -- what a fun way to experience Per
Geordiegirl_8
Geordiegirl_8
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Great food with a good guide
This was a very well organised and tasty tour. Corinne, our guide, certainly knows Peruvian food, Cusco and the tra
Ron S
Ron S
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Yummy introduction to Cusco's wonderful street food.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Cusco's street food. It was a great and delicious evening. Great foo
CDN_in_CO
CDN_in_CO
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Great tour and advice!
We took this tour on our first day in Cuzco. What a great way to get introduced to the city and it’s food. The t
zaddaz
zaddaz
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Friendly and knowledgeable
My wife and I really enjoyed our tour. We were shown around the market busy with locals and good explanation of som
Atime2go
Atime2go
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An AWESOME experience!
The food tour with Corinne was one of the highlights of our amazing trip to Peru. She was such a joy to spend the m
kmnynj0405
kmnynj0405
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Great evening food tour with Kacie
We've done food tours everywhere and Cusco didn't initially seem like a natural place to try one, but this tour exc
Triguy8542
Triguy8542
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Poor Value
I've been on a couple of food tours before this one so I have some base knowledge of how a good tour is run. I was
benw416
benw416
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Great street food tour
I am so glad that I booked this tour. Corinne was my guide and she was great. When I arrived for the tour, I found
chracicot
chracicot
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Great experience 10/10
I truly enjoyed the night tour. I am a picky eater and I ended up eating almost everything. Our guide Casey was ver
GlobeMT
GlobeMT
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Great private tour with tons of food!
We went out yesterday with Kacey and Liz and had a great time being introduced to the local foods in Cusco. We luck
F2300LDnicolab
F2300LDnicolab
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Fantastic food tour
We did the food tour on a Friday evening and we had a fantastic time. There were just 3 of us which was really nice
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Nic Fan
Arequipa, Peru1 contribution
Jun 2022
I did this tour on my last afternoon in Cusco, since I didn't have many days in the city. Highly recommend this trip if you're limited on time and want to have as much good food in Cusco as possible.

This was a wonderful tour of some great local food spots in the city that not every tourist might be aware of. I had the pleasure of tasting some awesome tamales, churros, anticuchos, causa and much more!

Also got to learn some interesting facts about Cusco along the way too.
Written 29 June 2022
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corinnecuriousmky
Nic !! So exciting to have a fellow Canadian on tour !! Thanks for writing a review and I am sorry I missed you .Safe travels. Corinne
Written 6 July 2022
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MrsAlexisDecker
10 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
I had originally booked a tour at the beginning of my week in Cusco, but due to an email server issue my tour wound up being cancelled. I contacted the owner and she immediately went into problem solving mode. She sent me a refund and then scheduled a new tour for us with Liz. It was amazing - seriously. Liz knew so much of the history and culture of Cusco. She obviously had great relationships with each and every vendor; they all recognized her and greeter her with a big smile. The food was amazing, she knew all of the great hidden spots. They were very accommodating to my vegetarian life and even provided almond milk to substitute with my coffee. I truly cannot say enough good things. If you’re on the fence about this tour, do it. I promise you won’t regret it.

Dulce de leche churros and picarones - ‘nuff said.
Written 30 July 2021
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Michelle V
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Had a great time on our food tour. Our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and showed us all the best spots to eat like a local. There was plenty of food and drinks along the way that we were left feeling like we couldn’t possibly eat another thing!
Written 2 September 2022
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corinnecuriousmky
Hi Michelle , Thanks for your review. Happy to hear you were nice and full. Corinne
Written 1 October 2022
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Walker Wellness Retreats
Salt Lake City, UT14 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We have done probably over 50 food tours over the years of taking people traveling and this may have been the worse. I contacted the owner to let her know about our experience and she never even bothered responding to me. The guide had no energy, personality and spoke so low that no one in our group could hear him, despite us asking him to speak up multiple times. One by one our group member just decided to leave and do something else. It was embarrassing for me because I rave about food tours. This tour was just a bunch of standing around and waiting. I felt the value was extremely low for the food we received and the quality of the tour.
Written 19 March 2022
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corinnecuriousmky
I am saddened to hear you did not enjoy your 2nd tour with us. I wanted to reply after I had gone over all the messages sent after the tour and completed a post tour meeting with the team. I was sorry to hear several of your guests were not feeling well that day. Which I am sure was very stressful for you and affected your final day in Cusco. Advising us at the start of the tour that some people were not feeling up to joining and inquiring about a refund. Our policy states that our tours are non refundable, changes can be made up to two weeks prior. As a fellow tour operator, I am sure you can understand all of the preparations and payments we had made prior to the tour. I am very proud of our guides and all our stops on the tour. With over 7 food items from tamales to causa and 5 beverages. We normally do not receive complaints on people not being full. Generally, the opposite of being too full. Our guides have been praised for being knowledgeable and sharing their passion for the food and culture of Peru. I know there were some challenges to keep one of the groups moving and focusing on the food tour while in the market. We did receive positive feedback; I am happy that your guests enjoyed the experience. I and the team will use this experience as a learning opportunity as we move forward. I wish you and your business well. Corinne
Written 20 March 2022
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Shashou
Pembroke Pines, FL41 contributions
First and foremost Liz (Lizabeth) is AMAZING!!!!! Just completed this tour yesterday. We ate at about 7 spots. All portions were a healthy portion (not bite size). We were a group of 3. The pace of the tour was doable, even with mild altitude sickness. She was funny, personable, and gave excellent history. This tour is a must in cusco on day one or two or whenever. I don't know what else to say other then BOOK NOW !!!
Written 8 October 2022
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corinnecuriousmky
So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for joining us and taking time to write a review . Corinne
Written 9 October 2022
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benengen
Denver, CO21 contributions
Feb 2020
I did this tour with Kacey and had a blast. Having done many food tours I was impressed at how much food we actually sampled on this one, we got full portions at every stop, not little bites. Additionally, the tour does a great job of combining novel food that you may not have tried before with vendors who have interesting stories or a strong history in the city. I felt like I came away knowing much more not just about the cuisine but about the city as well. Great way to spend an evening.
Written 7 February 2020
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corinnecuriousmky
Glad you enjoyed it !!
Written 27 February 2020
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104kristyw
Slave Lake, Alberta2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I can’t say enough about this tour, it was fantastic from beginning to end. The guides (K and L) met us in a common square to start the tour on foot. The tour on foot took us around the Center of town sampling a number of local foods from street and market vendors. We learned about the city, the culture in Cusco and the beautiful foods available (and foods that would have been intimidating to try as travellers on our own). We were dropped off on foot back at the meeting location with full stomachs and a new knowledge and appreciation for the food of Cusco.
Written 6 February 2020
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corinnecuriousmky
So Glad you enjoyed K and L on the tour. Fun to have some fellow hometown folks in Cusco !
Written 27 February 2020
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K.
Cusco, Peru1 contribution
We did a private tour and were super happy with our guide Liz. The stops were delicious and Liz told us lots of interesting facts about Cusco, the history of the Incas and the dishes (both street food and restaurants) that we tried. She was very attentive guide who we can warmly recommend.
Written 13 June 2022
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corinnecuriousmky
Thank you for taking the time to write a review . We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and Liz as your guide . Safe travels Corinne
Written 6 July 2022
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Trinh T
3 contributions
Liz, our guide who is also a local, taught us so much about the history of the foods we ate and also of Cusco in general. My husband and I would’ve never gone to the places Liz took us to if she had not introduced us to it. Rico!!!! We loved everything we ate! Liz is so down to earth, friendly, and full of knowledge. One of our best experiences thus far in Cusco!:)
Written 1 October 2022
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Heidemarie H
17 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had such a wonderful time on the tour with Liz (I hope I spelled her name right). We were the only two on the tour and this was our first night in Cusco. Great way to get to know the city and culture a little bit! We learned so much about the local cuisine, and we truly enjoyed everything we tasted on this tour. There’s plenty of food so come hungry. We mentioned how much we love the Alpacas so she took us to a lady that takes care of a few Alpacas and treats then really well, and we were able to get some pictures. I would definitely recommend this food tour and we already went back to a few of the spots we visited.
Written 22 April 2022
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corinnecuriousmky
Heidi Thanks so much for your review . We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and the extra cuteness stop. Safe Travels Corinne and the Curious Monkey Team
Written 27 April 2022
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