The Mullu Cafe Pisac located on the first floor of a building on the main square in is an unexpected find in the heart of Pisac. The café is simple but welcoming with a friendly atmosphere. You can choose to sit in the main dining area where paintings by the artist Eugenia Werner colourfully decorate the walls or outside on the balcony watching the famous Pisac market activity.
The food served is a multi-cultural celebration, reflecting owner Josip’s own life experiences. Josip has always associated food with family, friends and sharing. Inspired by his mothers’ cooking and his own passion for travel and art in both South America and Asia all these factors have heavily influenced the menu at Mullu. Not a Chef by trade, Josip has created his menu by playfully harmonizing visual art and international flavours within the concept of local, global food made with ingredients found locally in the Sacred Valley.
Asian (Balinese, Thai and Japanese inspired…) and traditional Andean dishes represent most of the starters and mains on this packed menu. Spices, herbs and local products are playfully mixed to create original recipes like the stuffed alpaca meat raviolis with a passion fruit sauce and the Mullu Fusion share plate.
The Chef’s suggestions section of the menu represents for us the highlights of the Mullu kitchen with excellent dishes including the stewed leg of lamb served in a secret sauce with arracacha tuber mash and pink mushrooms and the Escabeche de Mama Laura, a recipe inspired by Josep’s mother which is an explosion of crunchy, creamy, spicy and sweet textures and flavours in the form of panko breaded trout, purple potato cake with crab and wasabi filling and tiger’s milk.
The café itself is rustic with basic wooden furniture. When owner Josep is away we have noticed that the quality and service tends to slip but when Mullu is on its game the surprising food combinations, artfully decorated plates and excellent flavours make this one of our favourite places to eat in Pisac.
Best Of Cusco recommends:
- Visit Mullu’s Ethno Art Shop packed full of contemporary art objects just underneath the restaurant.
- Despite the simple nature of this restaurant they have a fairly decent wine list if you fancy a glass. .