Eat the Streets of Cusco with Curious Monkey Food Tours

Bring your appetite!!!

Join us on a two hour walking tour for an authentic taste of Cusco, or a culinary day trip to the Sacred Valley. We will taste, talk food, Cusco, recipes, weather, culture, bananas and anything else we feel like.

But our real passion is Food and Cusco!!

"It was a day that would've made Anthony Bourdain proud.
Like Anthony I firmly believe that if you want to understand a culture intimately, you explore it through food. It was a day of firsts: first tamale... first causa. Some at street food vendors, some at markets, and finally in a... wonderfully rustic, charmingly welcoming home kitchen.
Thanks to Curious Monkey Food Tours... for a truly memorable day."
Annette from Ontario, Canada.
Earth to Table Lunch Tour

Our Tours

Market and Streets

We will meet in Plaza de Armas and make our way to San Pedro Market for some tasty stops. Then we head out into the side streets around the market. This is where the action and the true tastes of Cusco can be found. Tastings may include fruit juice, tamales, cherimoya and some monkey business.

11-1pm Monday to Saturday

Eat the Streets

We will meet in the Plaza De Armas and wind our way around the center. Stopping at our favorite street side vendors and cafes. This is a finger lickin good experience. Tastings may include tamales, papa rellenas, espresso and some monkey business.

6-8pm Monday to Saturday

Sacred Valley Coffee & Lunch

Bean To Cup Coffee Experience, Earth to Table Lunch in The Sacred Valley

We will make our way through the Scenic Sacred Valley to Urubamba where we visit a local café and family home. Coffee has been this family’s business since the early 1900’s. This is where our bean to cup coffee experience begins. We will have the opportunity to see the house, traditional wood oven kitchen and learn all about this family’s organic coffee production including roasting.

We then make our way towards Cusco to a small town for our Earth to Table Lunch. We visit a local home and organic garden where we learn about the history of traditional food in Peru. We will pick a few in season items to be included in our freshly prepared lunch. We will participate in a cooking demonstration and enjoy a lunch of traditional home cooked Peruvian specialties.

8am - 5pm Tuesday and Thursday.
Additional days available by request with a minimum of 2 passengers required.

Earth to Table Lunch

Join us on a scenic drive from Cusco into the Sacred Valley where we visit a local home and garden for an Earth to Table Lunch. We visit a local home and organic garden where we learn about the history of traditional food in Peru.

We will pick a few in season items to be include in our freshly prepared lunch. You will participate in a cooking demonstration and enjoy a lunch of traditional home cooked Peruvian specialties.

11am - 4pm Saturday.
Additional days available by request with a minimum of 2 passengers required.

We can't give all the stops away, everyone loves a surprise.

"So good I did both tours!
Like most people, I’m always tempted by street food but you’re never really sure what’s safe. I signed up for the day tour and tried everything they showed us and loved it all! It was so good I signed up for the night tour the next day.
You’re in good hands with Curious Monkeys. I learned a lot too, as they have a ton of local knowledge.
Have no fear and enjoy."
Nick from Canada.
Eat the Streets Tour

About us

Frequently Asked Questions!!

  • Do tickets need to be bought in advance? Can I pay cash?

    Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance. Our food tour typically sells out quickly, so please book well in advance. Cash payment day of may be accepted (only with advanced booking) please contact us.

  • Do I need to buy a ticket if I’m not eating?

    Yes. Guests need a ticket even if they don't plan to eat. Non-paying food tour guests will not be able to join the tour. The ticket fees cover the costs of all the food samplings and also to pay for your tour guide's wages.

  • Where does the Curiosity start?

    The tours starts in Plaza De Armas, Cusco exact meeting point will be provided with your ticket confirmation.

  • Do the tours end at the same place we began?

    No, we do not finish in the same location. It is very close and your monkey guide will be will be happy to help give you directions.

  • Do food tours run year-round?

    Yes, rain or shine. Many stops are out of doors. Cusco can experience four seasons in a day so check the weather and dress appropriately.

  • When is the best time to take tours?

    Anytime during your stay, generally we recommend a few days after you have been here. That allows a little more time to acclimatize to the altitude and the food etc. this will make your experience more enjoyable. Since our tours usually sell out well in advance, there is not a better day of the week versus another.

  • What types of food tastings are served on the tours?

    Food is provided by market vendors, street stalls, local stores and cafes.

  • How much food is served on the food tours?

    Curious Monkey Food Tours serves enough food that most participants are comfortably full after our tours. We have a combination of drink and food tastings.

  • What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?

    Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction when you purchase your tickets. Celiac and nut allergies or any other severe allergies can not be guaranteed. Tours include meat, dairy, wheat, coffee, sugar spices etc. Known in advance, we will try to accommodate your needs with other tastings. Intolerance to dairy and gluten may be difficult to accommodate on this tour.

  • Are there vegetarian options on the tours

    The Market and Street and Eat the Streets tour we are able to accommodate alternative tasting for vegetarians at some but not all tasting locations. We must be advised in advance (time of booking) and we will try to accommodate your needs.

  • Are any beverages served on the tour?

    There will be two beverage tastings on each tour. We are an environmentally conscious company and ask that you bring a refillable water bottle along.

  • Do we only walk around and sample food?

    Heck no in between mouthfuls, we chat about food, local customs, recipes, history, answer your questions. As most of you will have been on a city tour already we leave the in depth stuff to them.

  • What is the pace of the tour?

    We walk at a moderate pace, keep in mind we do have a schedule. If we run overtime at one location we may have to walk a little faster to make up some time. Our food tour lasts approx. 2.0 hours you can expect to be standing or walking the majority of the time. We provide some sit-down locations on all of our tours (this is based on how busy the location is), it may not be possible to sit.

  • How much walking will there be?

    Prepare to walk 2-3 kms over the 2 hours .

  • Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

    We will try our best to accommodate this, however please note this is an Incan city where curbs, steps, hills and cobblestone are the norm. Please advise when booking of any mobility issues and we will be in touch.

  • Are restrooms available during the food tours?

    Bathrooms are limited, we will do our best to accommodate requests at the closest stop.

  • What about taking children on the tour?

    Children are allowed to participate in Curious Monkey Food Tours. We suggest ages 8 or above as younger may not enjoy the stops and food . They will receive the same amount of tastings and a discount will not apply. We will customize a few tastes for them if given advance notice. Families we do advise inquiring about a private food tour.

  • Can I book a Private Group Tour?

    Of course! We offer private tours, themed tours etc. To set-up or learn more, please contact us about your private group tour request.

  • Do locals take your tour?

    Yes, we welcome locals to enjoy the unique tastes and places and most are surprised they haven’t tried it yet?

  • Can I shop during the tour?

    There may be an opportunity to shop at a few locations; if it is busy, we ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour. We have to keep on schedule and continue with the tour and tastings in a timely manner. We will provide the locations, names and addresses to you at the end.

  • Are food tours offered in English only?

    No, we offer the food tours in English and Spanish. Contact Us if you would like another language or to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join tour.

  • Are cameras allowed on the tour?

    Of course don’t you want to Instagram? Instagram and Facebook and tweet and make everyone jealous back home ? Please take photos tag us and tell the world about Curious Monkey Food Tours

  • Can I purchase a gift certificate?

    Yes, please get in touch with us to arrange

  • Refund policy?

    No refunds are given for no-shows or cancellations. Upon payment, all tickets are non-refundable and can only be rescheduled with two weeks advanced notice.

  • Does the tour guide accept gratuities?

    Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

  • Do we tip the restaurants?

    All restaurant gratuities are covered in your ticket price.

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Join us on a two hour walking food tour of Cusco.

Tour Days

Market and Streets

11-1pm Monday to Saturday

Eat the Streets

6-8pm Monday to Saturday

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