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About Us

I fell in love with Peru after hiking the Inca Trails to Machu Picchu with my best amigo Rodrigo.

In a cafe in Cusco he asked, "What will you do in 10 years?" Without hesitation I said, "I am going to open a restaurant and call it Cafe Cusco!"

As years went by I made that dream realidad. and opened Cafe Cusco with my mother, Claire.

Our beautiful building was built in 1883 by two brothers under the name Bartlet & Bartlet, a doctor and a pharmacist. During the period C-Street was the headquarters for the Frisco Railroad.  By the turn of the century the building was abandoned and in disarray.

2010, artist Erik Kinkade oversaw the historical restoration and Cafe Cusco opened in July 2013. 

Providing exciting healthy dining options with a Peruvian inspired flair. We take pride in accommodating food allergies, healthy diets, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free

                                                          Buen Provecho!

                                                           A Gringo Joe

Springfield's best south american restaurant

Peruvian inspired cuisine in the heart of the Midwest.


Locally owned at the center of the Historic Commercial Street District.

Wide variety of Gluten Free and Vegan dishes available.


Experience this award winning restaurant and see why it is so loved!

Dine in one of the city's oldest buildings.

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234 east Commercial St
C Street Historic district
Springfield, MO

Open Mon-Sat 11-9pM
Sunday 11-8pm

mojito makes me happy!

Happy Hour
3-5:30 Sun-Thurs
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We Will Be Closed December 25th to be with our families

Tables May be released after 15 minutes of not arriving for reserved time

Online Reservations must be made 4 hours in advance

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