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Marcelo Batata Restaurant

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Calle Palacio 121, Cusco cuz01, Peru
+51 84 222424
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with my meal here and feel they deserve a bump up in their ratings. I started with the daily special of Smoked Trout: the impressive presentation was only a prelude to the perfectly complimentary tastes of the Trout, avocado and root vegetables. I moved on to a very tender, perfectly cooked alpaca with a sauce just spicy... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Marcelo Batata just before sunset and found a table on the rooftop terrace. We tried some delicious appetizers and tasty pisco sours as the sun went down. The terrace offered a great view over Cusco, and it was even better to see it illuminated with the colors of the sunset. Despite the fact that the rooftop required... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome!!! Not as fancy as Tripadvisor and Google list it as, but casual with delicious food! Just my kind of place! Hands down i am in love with their choclo queso fondue. This was when my love affair began with this delicious Peruvian white cheese and giant corn. In fact, the cheese was so fresh it squeeks... More 

Thank Ramona G
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place on the advice of our guide and after checking the review. It exceeded our expectations. We shared a causa appetizer that had smoked trout substituted for chicken - very good. We both got grilled alpaca steak (a house specialty), each with a different sauce. Both kinds were delicious. Service was friendly, prompt, and helpful with menu... More 

Thank Robert S
Management response:

Dear Robert, We are happy to know that we exceed your expectations. We will give your recognition to our staff who are totally dedicated to providing an excellent service. And remember that we will always be willing to serve you. Greetings. More 

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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had several great meals in Cusco but this one was THE BEST! So good in fact that we went twice - which we never do! To start off with the pisco sours are delectable - the perfect amount of lime and bitters and pisco! We ate a variety of appetizers and dishes -- the causeta (very interesting, local flavors),... More 

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Management response:

Dear Aussieadventurea, We are really happy to read your comment which reflects your level of satisfaction, we thank you for making a detailed and flattering reference of our dishes. We will give your recognition to our staff especially Jose. We hope you have returned to your country with good slaud and tranquility. Warm greetings. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a couple of friends on a birthday lunch. Its was perfect. The vegetarian options were amazing and the Alpaca is very well prepared. Its is pricy but worth the visit. Very good presentation and service. Soraida was our attendent and was nothing but the best!

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Management response:

Dear Eleonora, We are glad that you have shared such an important date with us. We hope that we return to visit it will be a pleasure to be at your disposal. Best regards. More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky we didn't have reservations. The place was quite full when we arrived so we sat in the bar which had a different menu. We chose to get the chef's choice tapas (though we were able to ask to avoid the one with anchovies). Everything we had was absolutely delicious and more affordable than the dining room. My... More 

Thank Amy S
Management response:

Dear Amy, We take the opportunity to send you a kind greeting. We were delighted to read your comment, we hope you will visit us very soon so that you can treat yourself to other dishes from our menu. Regards More 

Athens, Greece
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We managed to reserve a table for early dinner as the restaurant was already fully booked after 21:00. Not only the dishes that Soraida recommended were delicious, but also the service was fantastic and for not even one moment we felt rushed. Thank you Soraida for all your help! The alpaca steaks rock and the sauces accompanying them are a... More 

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Management response:

Dear customer, we are pleased to read your comment, we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful dining experience in Marcelo Batata Restaurant. We will thank all our collaborators, especially Soraida. As it mentions, we are proud to offer our customers the best dishes of the city, as we offer quality in the product, service and a cozy... More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I'm giving it 5 stars not just because it was a really good meal, but because it had very particular flavours... I went there twice, and it didn't disappointed me! The alpaca in mango chutney was amazing, finally I found a place were the meat is not just 1 cm high, but is at least three good fingers :) the... More 

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Management response:

Dear customer, it is very pleasant to read your comment because it reflects the level of satisfaction you had in Marcelo Batata Restaurant, we will send your comment to our collaborators so that they continue to motivate and strive to provide a quality service. As you very well describe it our dishes are sensationally exquisite, we thank you for your... More 

Cuzco, Peru
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The lamb with 3 Cheese and the Chocolate mousse are OUT OF THIS WORLD. I love taking groups here. The staff is great if you have 1 person or 20. You gotta go if you are in Cuzco!

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Management response:

Dear Sulkasonqo, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with Tripadvisor followers, and for highlighting the qualities of our dishes which are prepared with a lot of dedication, ingenuity and good seasoning. We reiterate the gratitude and allow us to send you a warm greeting from all the collaborators of Marcelo Batata Restaurant. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Peruvian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Palacio 121, Cusco cuz01, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 222424
Our kitchen offers both tradtional and avant garde cuisine, always focusing on rediscovering age-old recipes that allow us to take yesterday's flavors to today's table. Our specialty is Criolle and Andean cuisine where we highlight the essence of this beautiful mix of varieties that provides us with an endless array of flavors and that each Peruvian carries in their veins. In appreciation for all products we utilize we allow ourselves to play with new flavors and sensations based on the immense diversity of native products available: aji (Peruvian chili pepper), distinct passion fruits, avocados, rice and corn varieties are some of our favorites to explore with. Slow cooking dishes and the high flames of our grill are our favorite preparation techniques to use here at Marcelo Batata.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?