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Jr. Arica 620 | First paralel street to the main street mariscal castilla, Urubamba, Peru
+51 84 201790
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Kula, Hawaii
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

We ate at two very good restaurants in Urubamba, of a very high quality for such a small place el Huacatay was our first stop. It is literally behind an unmarked garden door. The inside of the restaurant is white washed walls with nice tables and attractive table settings. The food was plentiful and delicious. We next ate at Tres... More 

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Houston, TX
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We were in the area for three nights and ate here for two. Each of the dished were prepared well and service was good.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Went here because of hotel concierge and staff recommendation, and wasn't disappointed. The server spoke fluent English and made excellent recommendations for food and drink according to what I liked! I didn't notice this until eating at many other restaurants later in Peru, but I think the price here is slightly higher than what other places offer. (It's still reasonable... More 

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Chicago, Il.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

Peruvian gnocchi with BBQ grilled chicken, a number of cooked veggies, red peppers, mushrooms, fried plataino chip on top Ina tastey light cream sauce. I had an Andean mint limo too. That was lunch. Going for a lighter meal tonight. I forgot to mention the potato leek soup with garlic mushrooms and mineral water con gas. All for $27 dollars... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

We we're recommend this restaurant, you may not come across it by chance and it's very unassuming from the street. There is a lovely courtyard but also seating inside. We had our best meal in Peru in this restaurant, an English waitress helped us with the menu which is extensive and she made some suggestions, all of which were superb,... More 

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Lima, Peru
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

The place doesn't say much, a very rustic and simple place. The staff is local and not all that well prepared, in fact, not very good service. But the food...oh, the food, it's just great, it is what you would expect in a high end place. On the other hand, it is a typical place in the area, so don't... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

If there is any dining experience worthwhile to be on the recommended list, this is it! We sat inside although the courtyard looked charming enough as it was raining. The menu is extensive and includes all the Andean specialty. The dishes carry a mix of fusion flavour and are very palatable. There were 8 of us celebrating my husband's birthday... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

You really have to search to find this restaurant! Its in a back street and with very little signage but its really worth the effort. Through a courtyard and past the bar and you immediately get the feeling that this place is well run. Menu is extensive and represented good value for the money. Courteous and attentive service throughout. Theres... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Would have never expected the great experience we were going to go through. As you enter the restaurant, you find yourself in an enclosed yard which is totally different than what you expect. Great atmosphere yet rustic! Food and service seems to be a trademark. In fact, when we were done, we were offered home made marmalade (for a price)... More 

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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Food was pretty good, but I was expecting better given the reviews. I just wasn't wowed. And the portions seemed a bit small for several of our orders. Oh, and one of our party ended up with food poisoning which most likely occurred here (thus minus one star).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, Peruvian, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. Arica 620 | First paralel street to the main street mariscal castilla, Urubamba, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Urubamba
  • Phone Number: +51 84 201790

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?