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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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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

This one was our best meal in Cusco. A bit overprice for Cusco standards, but it was definitely worth the trouble. A great mix of Peruvian food with some Western influences. The drinks were also very good and they have a terrace view to die for.

Thank nemis
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We love this place so much we went for lunch and dinner! The girls had alpaca and i had the soup which was great too! The service was fantastic and we even had a nice Man pick our wine for us too. Great experince.

Thank Scott M
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Wow what an experience. My friend and I went here and we could go past having the Alpaca with mango chutney and yellow peppers. I would have to go as far as saying this was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Your mouth waters with every mouthful. We also had a beautiful bottle of Chilean red wine.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Our concierge recommended dining here. The service was great and the food was excellent. Best dish hands down was the chicken quesadilla - stuffed with chicken, cheese, salsa and spicy beans on the side - the tortilla is flour & quinoa - yum, kept stealing bites off my daughter! I was feeling the effects of the high altitude and the... More 

2 Thank auskat73
Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Very close to the main square The atmosphere is modern and pleasant. I liked the decor The service is very friendly . serve Peruvian fusion cuisine with quality. I chose " causita " which is potatoes with avocado , and was delicious. The "Lama" steak was nice .

2 Thank Luiz44
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Dishes are huge and really creative. I'm Peruvian and it was one of the absolute bests I've ever had anywhere in Peru. Great value as well, just make sure you make a booking specially if you're in Cusco during the high season. A++

3 Thank Sergio M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Amazingly delicious food, great service. Try the goats cheese entrée, chilli cocktail and alpaca steak!

Thank Hannah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Casual but very nice, we had the smoke trout causa (5/5), alpaca tenderloin (5/5 beautiful presentation) and aji de gallina (3.5/5). We had a great time with very tasty food, big portions and cold beer. I would come back any time. They also have a cooking class.

Thank Helmuth R
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Not only my parents favorite restaurant in Cusco but one of their favorites around the world. And I quote, "perhaps one of the best meals I've ever had." Again, "outgragouesly cheap for a gormet meal of that quality [US $19 each]." We also ate at both the #1 and #2 restaurants in Cusco, and my parents couldn't fathom how they... More 

1 Thank Daniel Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We had a 4 hour class with great food, laughs and instruction in Peruvian food and culture. Jose made it a great day for the whole family. We prepared ceviche, Lomo Saltado and learned to mix several Pisco drinks.

Thank Bill S

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?