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South America Restaurants

  • Confeitaria Colombo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    Legacy of imperial Brazil, Confeitaria Colombo preserves the elegance of a bygone era. The Belle Époque tearoom opened its doors in 1894 and immediately attracted Rio's high society and intellectuals, and became the rendez-vous place of choice. In a city that has replaced much of the old with less attractive modern construction, Confeitaria Colombo...

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  • Cafe Tortoni

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    In early November 2012 we visited this cafe with another American couple. One of us put his knapsack on the floor next to his foot, and five minutes later it was gone. The pickpockets and thieves in this town are smooth-- four of us at a table, near the back of the cafe, and none of us noticed the thief. What was most infuriating was that the...

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  • Pacha Papa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Restaurants

    The evening after going to Machu Pichu, I went to this restaurant Pachapapa on the recommendation of the hotel I was staying at. The hotel provided the transportation so, it was an easy choice. i didn't want to explain directions to a taxi driver. I decided on the Lomo Saltado (I've never had it). The wait was not long (as expected on a rainy...

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  • Barravento

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    This is, as announced before, the second sea food tip for the phantastic Barravento restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed. This time around we're having lunch at 4:00PM, I'm not really hungry but with a tremendous appetite, so I order the 2 cheapest seafood items on the menu because all I really want is a good snack and this I got.... First the...

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  • Figueira (Churrascaria)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Restaurants

    One of the most celebrated restaurants in São Paulo, A Figueira Rubaiyat gets its interesting name from the tropical fig tree that dominates the exterior dining room (figueira) and from the 11th century Persian poetry by Omar Khayyam (Rubaiyat). I wasn't sure what the connection was, other than that the owner of the restaurant was of Lebanese...

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  • La Rosa Nautica

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lima Restaurants

    Dispite the media and local security guards warning, we found it extremely safe and secure in wandering around that market place, foods are extremely cheap, full of local people, just a few of us tourist. Spanish speaking in communication at all time, is a must, and of course, body language is a plus, just point to what you want or sit down and...

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  • Typical Colombian Dishes

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This is a popular local dish, not a restaurant. You should be able to order it almost anywhere. It is a massive amount of food, so be very hungry or split it with a friend. It comes on a big platter, and includes 2 kinds of sausage, ground beef, beans and rice, fried pork rind, fried plantains, avocado, bread, and several things I can’t remember,...

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  • "United Mice" Inca Trail Guides

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    Breakfast consisted of some drink (coffee, tea, cacao), cereals, milk, pancakes and bread with butter and jam. Not amazing but big enough to keep hiking all morning. There was usually a coffee break at 11 or so...

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  • Bufalo Baby Churrascaria

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Manaus Restaurants

    While we were walking and exploring the smaller streets, we came across Rancho Bufalo, and just had to give it a try, we were hungry. I had never eaten in an all you can eat restaurant before, and to find one that is all you can eat meat, was just perfect. And it was amazing. At the time we went over 10 years ago, there was a little wheel on the...

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  • Don Peperone (Ciudad Vieja)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Located just across the street from our hotel we ate here twice and loved it both times. We tried the homemade pastas and pizza..all delicious. Itsa cozy place with nonstop music videos. It is here I discovered medio y medio,amixture of champagne and wine.I really got to like it and at $5.00 for 384 ml....no wonder.

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  • Porcão

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    This is the nicest and the most delicious Churrascaria in town. It's an all you can eat style restaurant. The salad back has everything from salads, breads, cheeses to sushi, sashimi and caviar. But the best part of the restaurant is the meat - chicken, pork, beef, lamb, etc. Bow-tied waiters walk around with giant skewers with meat, stopping at...

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  • General tips about eating in Buenos...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    The Grant's serves all kinds of meat in a variety of ways through a buffet. It was not the best restaurant I went to in Buenos Aires, but I was satisfied. I find it interesting that, of all the American Presidents to name a restaurant after, the owners selected one of the most mediocre Presidents in the history of the U.S. At any rate, I'm pretty...

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  • Govinda

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Restaurants

    Lila Govinda runs a 1.5-room kitchen and lunch spot, offering tea, delicious soups and overflowing main dishes for just 4 or 5 soles (about $1.50). Her café fills up with approving travelers, volunteers, and Cusquenos. Visit gracious, lovely, and engaging Lila, her 11-year-old son, and pet rabbit near San Blas Monday through Saturday. From the top...

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  • Sorriso da Dada

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    Don't let the exterior appearance deter you from eating at Dada. Once inside, you'll find a cozy room with paintings of the proprietor herself, Dada. She is a warm looking Afro-Brazilian woman usually depicted in traditional clothing and with a bright smile accented by a charming gap between her two front teeth. Too bad I didn't meet her while I...

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  • Street food, per kilo, general,...

    5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Restaurants

    If it's Wednesday and you're in Sao Paulo you can bet that feijoada will be on the menu. They say that life in Sao Paulo is so unpredictable that they need to something to depend on and therefor Wednesday is feijoada day (Saturday is too in lots of restaurants). Feijoada is a sort of bean/pork stew and is popular thorough Brazil. Although I didn't...

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  • Astrid and Gaston

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Restaurants

    I had the scallops melt in your mouth type cusine with cream in the shell. I also had the Lamb the meat close to the bone was soft and excellent but the outter part was a bit tough. I need to return and try more dishes here. its that good. The prices are a bargain for Peruvian Cusine back home easily twice the price if not 3 times in San Francisco.

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  • Colombian typical

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    If you visit Bogota you really have to get off your path and go to Chia to this amazing place. Andres Carne de Res is a restaurant/bar that shows you the real "popular" Colombian life. Everything in the decoration is so owned by us Colombians, every detail is a little part of what our culture is and the staff are so great to make you feel so...

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  • Inti Killa

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    The majority of us had pizzas and beers,lots of them,I think we were all shopped out and needed to recharge our batteries............... A local band came in ( as they tend to do ).Played a few tunes and sold a few CDs to the unsuspecting tourists, YES I bought one !!!!!!

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  • McDonald

    Manaus Restaurants

    AMBIENCE??? You want ambience, then what are you doing HERE?! This is McDonald's!!! But for a quick snack, it's there when you need it. It's EVERYWHERE, for crying out loud, even in the middle of the rainforest! Legend has it that some of the next castaways were *wishing* they had it so good, though...eeewwwwwww...;-}

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  • Panini's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Panini's provides an excellence of service and ambiance that one doesn't expect in laid back Uruguay. Often the food is sublime, but there are potholes along the way. Their breads are delicious and varied. Two pastas were wonderful a Sorrentino Caprese featured tender raviolis filled with a mouth-watering melted, gooey cheese filling and elegantly...

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  • Marius

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    I am going to Marius tonight, its one of my favorite restaurants here in Rio de Janeiro. Looking the webpage to make the reservation I saw some comments from a few foreigners who are telling NOT to go there. Reading there comments I realized the comments are not fair. Facts: one of the best restaurants in Rio with a BBQ and a seafood option or a...

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  • Cabaña Las Lilas

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    Hmm... where to start... OK, the beef will never dissapoint you, that's true, but hey! we live in Beef Paradise, so why would you spend a minimum of 70 pesos (23 dollars) just for a coke, a piece of meat and a cover charge of 15 pesos? It's sooo not worth it. You can get extraordinary beef anywhere else and pay half as much, including a side order,...

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  • Quinta Eulalia

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Restaurants

    I'm vegetarian so the menu was very limited for me. However, I dined with five other people who ordered various traditional dishes and they all enjoyed their meals. Beware...if you order the cuy (guinea pig) it is served whole and looks a lot like a fried biology experiement. A trio of musicians entertained us with traditional music. With the...

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  • Yemanja

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    This is meant to be the best Bahian seafood restaurant (Yemanje is the sea goddess) but I was slightly dissapointed. The acaraje were the heaviest I ever had in Bahia and the king prawn moqueca was good but nothing exceptional. Bit touristy...

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  • Mariachi (Mexican)

    5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Restaurants

    Well...what makes it so special is that I AM THE OWNER OF THE PLACE... LOL ! But, hey , wait... I can describe it objectively and know what people think from their feedback. There aren't too many mexican restaurants in Sao Paulo and Paulistanos love mexican food . The food is typical Tex-Mex but El Mariachi is not a fast food joint... It's rather...

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  • La Zona Rosa

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    Sunday at 6 pm everything was closing in Zone T I am not sure if it was because it was sunday or again because it was the election day. I decided to try to go to Atlantis shopping mall and there infact I found this Atlantis Gourmet opened. It is a sort of pub with many choices of hamburgers with a south american taste. I chosed one with guacamole...

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  • Santuary Lodge a la carte

    3 out of 5 stars

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    According to the rules, you are not allowed to eat or drink in the Machu Picchu park. So, we opted to get our tickets stamped and leave the park to eat at the Sanctuary Lodge. Sure, we could have bought some food and ate on the picnic tables outside, but it was raining both days that we had lunch at Machu Picchu, so our options were limited to two...

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  • Manioka

    Manaus Restaurants

    when ever you come across Manioka, be sure it is well cooked, like the Yam Root, it is a tuberous root, Manioka is poison in its raw stage, so it has to be prepared and cooked poperly. you might get invited on off your beaten path journey, ask about Manioka....it is a stable food in this part of the Country,called Farofa when eaten with Black...

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  • El Fogon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Restaurants

    El Fogon is located in the old part of town and I don't mean Ciudad Vieja. I have been to this restaurant twice (last Feb 2010) and has been crowded so they obviously draw a local crowd. The specialties are the typical Uruguayan....parrilla & beef. I had the beef tongue in vinegrette to start which was good. For the main I had a filet mignon which...

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  • Garota De Ipanema

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    This is one of the most famous restaurants in all of Rio de Janeiro simply for the fact that musical history took place here. It was in the Garota de Ipanema that poet Vinicius de Moraes and singer Tom Jobim wrote that memorable song "The Girl from Ipanema". I understand that the restaurant has been much changed since then. It has been much...

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  • La Brigada

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    Located in San Telmo, la Brigada is the area's best parrilla (steakhouse). Service is excellent and the food exquisite, which are served in a ranch-like dining room, but with white tablecloth and uniformed waiters. This is a great restaurant to end a morning or an evening in San Telmo, if you feel like having more steak, of course.

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  • Kusikuy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Restaurants

    Another restaurant has taken it's place but didn't seem to offer Cuy on the menu. 2 doors down ( toward Plaza de Armes) was a nice little restaurant that offered Cuy, Alpaca, Trout etc. Price for Cuy about 2/3 of going rate on the menu's of big tourist restaurants on the Plaza. All three main dishes were excellent. The "Crow with Cheese" turned out...

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  • Sankofa African Bar and Restaurant

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    Infectious African beats bounce out of this warm, welcoming restaurant and bar in the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador. Inside the restaurant is bathed in rich hues and draped with native fabrics, masks, paintings and a slew of African masks. The beautiful original brick walls area a fitting canvas for the vibrant artworks. By night this is...

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  • Famiglia Mancini (Italian)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Restaurants

    To describe this restaurant isn’t easy…I’ve known Famiglia Mancini for long time and the experience is always the same: great! It’s a family tradition to the Paulistanos to go to Famiglia Mancini on weekends…or any other day! The food is excellent! From pastas to pizzas, the salad buffet with huge heart of palms that I love so much, the selection...

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  • Fast Food chains

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This chain of restaurants offers the best fresh salads, served with portions large enough for two. The also have desserts to finish off with. So eat light , then have a great ice cream dessert. You can also stop in for just Ice cream and coffee. Mediterean Salad

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  • Combined Suggestions

    2 out of 5 stars

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    Having already mentioned that we took advantage of the buffet lunch at the Tinkuy Restaurant which was included in our tour, I'd still like to mention 2 more options for where to eat during your time at Machu Picchu -- 1) The "Tampu Restaurant Bar" -- located inside the Sanctuary Lodge, offers fine dining in a nice setting with a view for lodge...

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  • El Torro Loco

    5 out of 5 stars

    Manaus Restaurants

    This place was great, make sure you go hungry. They had Sushi, pasta, every kind of meat and fish prepared 20 different ways. Also all the side dishes you could imagine. The meal ended with a half a pineaple smothered in grenadine. They had a great duck soup, also the garlic butter went well with all the meats.

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  • El Callejón

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Ok, anyone who has to have a fancy, pricey, restaurant, don't waste your time reading this. Pizza Roni is your classic, dark, hole in the wall, stone oven pizza place. There are probably three tables. The food is wonderful, however, and best of all......Ricardo is there. With only a little encouragement, Ricardo, (a waiter and delivery man), will...

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  • Churrascaria (all you can eat)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    If you already visited all the obligatory sights in a strange city, the question arises inevitably then, what program you should organize for the evening. A visit to this restaurant followed by a Samba show and some live Bossa Nova music in a large theater downstairs without breaking the bank is a wonderful choice! We had a big choice of salads...

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  • La Cabrera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    Although often described as a French bistro, la Cabrera serves Argentine beef with innovative and superb side dishes. Hugely popular, this restaurant is located in the trendy Palermo Soho district and attracts an equally trendy clientele. Yet, the atmosphere is a very casual and comfortable one. The quantities of beef served are enormous, and for a...

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  • Inka Grill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Restaurants

    This restaurant is located beside the Plaza de Armas street (did you hear it before?...), traditional live music, international and traditional foods. I recommend the Alpaca sirloin (alpaca, llama and guanaco belongs to the camel family, please don't say nothing to him...) or the cuy (similar to a small pork) with potatoes (more than 300 diffs...

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  • Maria Mata Moros

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    Named after literature written by the Brazilian Hilda Histh, about a character, Maria Mata Mouro felt pleasure in what she ate. (I think I've got this right, correct me if I'm wrong!) This place is a darling little gem in the heart of Pelourinho... the atmosphere is charming and quaint, the back garden seating area is lush and romantic, the service...

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  • Jardineira Grill (Churrascaria)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Restaurants

    Jardeneira offers buffet but features Brazilian BBQ. The meats are well cooked. I personally love the lamb chops. You get a variety of desserts and side dishes from waiters moving around. The actual buffet table offers a wide range of side dishes and other dishes. Lamb Chops

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  • Coffee

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    We had not given a Juan Valdez Cafe a try until were in Cartagena about a month into our two month trip to Colombia but once we did, we felt the chain had something to offer. We would have much nicer coffee and better atmosphere later in Salento but in a pinch, Juan Valdez was going to have to do. While in Bogota on our second visit on our way back...

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  • Inca Wasi

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    We went for lunch to "Inca Wasi" restaurant, and most of the people got stomach problem after having their pizza. I had some sort of local version of shishkebob with alpaca which was OK (I didn't get sick).

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