Wayra is part of the Hotel Sol & Luna in Urubamba and in keeping with the overall hotel, the Wayra restaurant is a large, colourful open space with large windows looking out onto the stunning mountains and gardens.
Wayra is perhaps best known for its Sacred Valley lunch which is served everyday on the outdoor terrace. This traditional Peruvian buffet-style feast includes a selection of tubers, meats and salads flavoured with a tasty uchucuta sauce prepared with local stone-ground spices. Entertainment is included in the form of a Peruvian paso horse display with the excellently groomed horses from the property itself.
Downstairs in the sumptuous Wayra cellar, private dinners can be booked for up to 12 people for a gourmet five, seven or ten course wine and food tasting experience. This private setting is exquisite with large overhanging crystal chandelier, luxurious table settings and an extensive and impressive wine list.
Back upstairs in the more informal restaurant area, kids are very welcome and the staff will organise pizza making nights and other fun activities including circus performances to keep the little ones entertained.
The large dining room with meals served a-la-carte is cozy and welcoming. It’s one of the nicer dining options in Urubamba in terms of both the decor, ambiance and menu. The menu created by chef Nacho Selis appeals to discerning taste buds and showcases some of the Sacred Valleys’ finest ingredients.
Starter options we enjoyed included the goats cheese salad with roasted beetroot and spinach. The ingredients were all sourced locally and were incredibly fresh and accompanied by the perfect tangy yet sweet pecan vinaigrette. The traditional ceviche was made with local trout from the Sacred Valley and was accompanied with sweet potato and crunchy corn all from the local area.
For mains, the home-made sweet pumpkin ravioli served with sweet potato and sage butter was filling, yet light and is a pleasing vegetarian option. The grilled jumbo prawns were our favourite dinner option. They came served with tangy garlic and lime butter on a bed of Andean potatoes baked in salt and were delicious.
The nicest thing about Wayra is that despite being a large tourist focused restaurant it still manages to maintain its warm, family feel. The vibe is laid-back and casual and it’s a nice option for a lazy, outdoor lunch or a casual dinner with friends or family.
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- Wayra also offer a whole range of actvities and tours for all the family. See more infomation here.
- Wayra is part of the stunning Relais & Chateaux property Hotel Sol y Luna. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in the Sacred Valley we recommend you consider a stay at this luxury hotel for an unforgettable Peru experience.