Cuzco Restaurants

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    Pachapapa: Guinea pig and pizza

    by littlebush Written Apr 22, 2014

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    Located on San Blas main square this place was recommended by our hostel

    Majority of seating is outside so a little unusual to be eating in your coat

    And no idea what happens if it rains

    But it's a nice ambience and exceptional service

    However your clothes will stink of smoke after due to the open wood burner oven located by the outdoor tables

    So, the food. Very good indeed.
    This was the only place in Peru that brought us bread as a complimentary starter, which was fresh and warm.
    Stuffed potato starter was great.
    As we ordered guinea pig ('cuy) it takes an hour to cook, we ordered a alpaca pizza on between and it was a perfect pizza.
    So, to the Guinea pig. They will bring it out fully roasted with head and feet for photos then go and chop it up and serve with potatoes and salad. At £15 and being a Peruvian delicacy you'd think it would be nice.
    It wasn't.
    First if you can find any meat you've done well. Second, what meat u do find is disgusting and takes like nothing I've had before

    Our bill was 165 soles (£40) which was reasonable given the cuy price.
    The restaurant was good just don't have cuy

    Poor Guinea pig Cuy

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    Las Nustas: Starters for afters....

    by littlebush Written Apr 19, 2014

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    We stopped by this place in San Blas for lunch

    Service was slow and very oddly our mains came before our starters!

    I tried ceviche for the first time. It was nice but spicy.

    Bill was 116 soles, our most expensive in Peru and was certainly not that good

    Trout ceviche

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    Kashka Fe: Sublime food

    by littlebush Written Apr 15, 2014

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    We just stumbled across this place and oh what a find, located just a block from the main square it's a very small place but the food awesome

    I had chicken stuffed with spinach, mozzarella topped with bacon and a divine white wine sauce with rice and potatoes

    Anya had alpaca steak and veg

    The chocolate cake is divine too

    79 soles all in, incl a beer and tea (£17)

    Awesome spot

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    Cicciolina: Cuzco's bestest eaterie

    by Maxitown Updated Aug 1, 2011

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    This Peruvian/Australian owned and run restaurant is a gem. The kind of place that weary travellers, local guides, foodies, drinkers and wine enthusiasts will return to again and again.

    It has it's very own ambience with uniformed chefs and staff cooking within the space behind the bar and a varied crowd of the well heeled and traveller alike - part owned by one of the finest restaurateurs of Lima, it is a mixture of quirky and classic. The service is impeccable and the decor and music subtle.

    There are dishes made from local produce like quinoa and alpaca, with an Aussie/Mediterranean twist. Though some of the recipes could be described as nouvelle, the portions are not, so beware having starters if you want to make it through to a pudding.

    They have a very good wine list, but note this can double your bill.

    They also arrange 5-Star picnics almost anywhere you like in the surrounding region.

    Favorite Dish: Favourite main course is the Four Peppers Tagliatelle - with a good amount of garlic.

    The finest pudding is the Lucuma Mousse (a fruit that tastes like Butterscotch Angel Delight!) with local chocolate from Quillabamba.

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    Sumaq Misky: Hip Cuzco and meaty at that

    by flynboxes Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Found the place in the LP book. It's more or less a hip meat shop that has turned a bit upscale. It shares the top floor of the building with a bar which can provide some music for your dining experience. It claims to be the only alpaca specialist in Cuzco. I came here for the cuy of all things. Kim had a stuffed avocado and a salad and she claims it was the second best meal she had in Peru.
    Inside the place has large tables to sit 4-8 people.....don't worry they will accommodate couples.

    Favorite Dish: Anything is good. Only thing I would suggest if that if you do try the cuy....order it roasted as it can be a bit fatty with the skin and all on it.

    Cuy and a salad The front door in the artrium View from the front door The view from the street Yum!!!!!!
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    Granja Heidi: Farm fresh food

    by Tom_In_Madison Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My favorite restaurant in Cuzco. All ingredients come from the owners local farm(?). I had an omelette with tomatoes and ricotta. For dessert I had a piece of carrot cake. Both were exceptional.

    I think my total bill came to about 25 soles....$8.

    I think they're closed on sunday, my last day I wanted to go back here and they were closed. ;(

    Favorite Dish: cake

    this sign is off the street in doorway. omelette with fresh, tender, beets. go up to the 2nd floor

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    TUNUPA: Novo Andina Cuisine!!!!

    by Jessy_OLE Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Andean music and dances in the heart of Cusco offering creole, international and novo-andina cuisine while enjoying a spectacular view of the main square!!!

    Capacity for 130 people.

    Favorite Dish: EVERYTHING!!!!! The famous peruvian "Lomo Saltado".....don't miss it!!!! You also have buffet to try what you want!!!!

    Lomo Saltado !!!!! Beautyful view from the Tunupa Rest. Fried Guinea Pig !!!!
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    Victor Victoria: Friendly joint

    by flynboxes Written Mar 11, 2009

    Came in here for lunch on our first day. Yeah it is listed in the LP book. I know some people like to bash the LP books. Can't beat their maps and I have eaten well more than a few times thanks to them. Considering all the places to eat in Cuzco I probably would not have gone here had it not been for the blue book......maybe there is a review in here of the place...I was too lazy to find it sorry.

    Favorite Dish: Cheap and great service with a smile. The staff makes you feel welcome as soon as you step in. I had chicken and hot sauce which did not sit well with the Diamox I was taking but Kim liked her meal and salad from the salad bar. We both had cups of the Coco tea to try and reduce the effects of the altitude.

    Front of the place Got tea
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    Street vendor: A little protein

    by flynboxes Written Mar 11, 2009

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    Street food is great. It is local, cheap and fresh (I hope)
    Found this guy selling salted game hen eggs. We got 5 for a sole?
    Anyway they were a great snack to start the morning out on
    At night and in the afternoon you will also see grilled Alpaca on a stick topped off with half a potato for a sole. 2 of these and you have a meal for one. I saw the vendors out in the alleys well into the night and around bar closing time.

    Peruvian fast food.
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    La Paccha: San Blas secret

    by flynboxes Written Mar 9, 2009

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    Don't know if the place is a secret in the land of many but you cannot beat the prices. The place is one of many little places tucked in and around San Blas. It is a small place run by a Lithuanian lady. They serve cheap simple food that is prepared fresh. While it not be alot of food for you hearty eaters...big meals in Cuszco are not always a great idea if you have just arrived. There is a wood burning fireplace in the dining room along with local and international tunes played in the background. Nice place to bring your special person. The night we were there we were the only ones there and the night prior our friend who introduced us to the place said it was also near emtpy.

    Favorite Dish: With the 12 sole price fixe menu you get a choice of desert. The mixed fruit is very refressing after a day of trekking. The staff is great here and they get the assistance of an orange cat and a dog that wander in and out at they please. They are open all day so if you need a break from the hills of San Blas take a look and enjoy a quick rest and a snack here.

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    Cafe Cultural Sur Andino: Great coffee

    by flynboxes Written Mar 9, 2009

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    Looking for a good cup of joe in Cuzco? This place which is tucked away off Calle Arequipa may satisfy your urge. They make a mean expresso and have other great treats which make it a great place to duck into and take a break while exploring Cuzco.

    Favorite Dish: The shop is part of a small clusterof others that tries to promote the Amazon region in the North. While you are seated you will probably be given photo books of the jungles and all the local indigenous species.

    Little windy at the time
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  • Top Chicken: Finger lickin' good!

    by oerkenbo Updated Jul 11, 2007

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    Peru is well-known for its grilled chicken or pollo a la brasa. You can't do better than Top Chicken -- despite its anglicized name. For S/7.5 (or $2.50), you get a salad buffet, fries and 1/4 chicken -- guaranteed to be the juiciest you've ever had. Plus friendly service and local atmosphere (in a good way).

    Favorite Dish: Try their pollo a la brasa (grilled chicken), pollo a la parrillada (grilled chicken breast).

    The chicken is really tiptop!

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    Ritual: Very good, inexpensive veggie mostly cafe.

    by Tom_In_Madison Written May 26, 2007

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    I liked this restaurant a lot. This is a small cafe right next ot the popular Jacks cafe. It serves a lot of vegetarian food.

    I had a curry plate. It had a serving of rice on the side and stir-fried peas, onions, carrots and bananas...it was real tasty, the bananas added something exotic to it and I liked it. A big fresh juice for 3 soles too. There are only 5 tables here, but you can share tables. My bill was 13 soles ($4.25).

    Favorite Dish: Curry with rice and bananas

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    Great Cafe/Bar/Restaurant: Ama Lur

    by skatzcatz Written Feb 19, 2007

    Ama Lur was a nice little restaurant amongst the many others offering nice food and great service. Unlike most other restaurants in the area they weren't outside hassling us to enter.

    Favorite Dish: Lunch from 8 soles.

    Ama Lur Ama Lur Ama Lur
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    Eating in San Blas

    by Vicalvarena Written Jan 20, 2007

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    I just wanted to say that we found the San Blas Neighborhood better for eating out. San Blas is not as overwhelmed by tourist as other areas in Cuzco so restaurants receive fewer tourists and food is a lot cheaper. We visited a few places and we probably spent an average of USD4 for a three course meal.

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