We spent a week in Ayacucho, Peru, for this medical mission (see http://ayacuchomission.org/).
We worked our tails off but it was very gratifying and fun :) I encourage anyone interested to check it out!
I was working all day long the whole week, so the only real meal (besides the complimentary breakfast at the hotel) was dinner. Oh, I also occasionally manage to get a couple of empanadas on the way to work!
The first day we got there though, we got a tour to see the ruins of the Wari tribe. On the way back we stopped at a local market, where I tried a traditional/local dish, cuy. What is it you ask? It's a guinea pig ...
The first night, we went out to eat - surprise, surprise - pizza. We went to a small place called Antonino's which is pretty popular - at least among the mission participants as far as I can tell.
We also went to another favorite - El Nino, which offers an extensive menu of Peruvian food (and also, pizza).
Then it was time to try the Peruvian influenced Chinese cuisine - Chifa.
On our last night, we couldn't figure out where to go, so we ate at our hotel, Hotel Santa Rosa, which actually has really good food! Should've eaten here more ...