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El Hada

Arequipa (Qhapchikijllu) 167, Cusco, Peru
0051-84-253744
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Ranked #1 of 23 shopping in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: The ice cream fairy mixes organic milk and eggs in her cauldron with the best ingredients and lots of love. Made in Cusco, in small batches and... more » Owner description: The ice cream fairy mixes organic milk and eggs in her cauldron with the best ingredients and lots of love. Made in Cusco, in small batches and absolutely free of artificial additives, these creamy potions are guaranteed to puta spark back in your heart. Now that's magic. « less
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The ice cream is one of the best I have tasted and the cones as well. I tasted (asked for samples) the Lucuma, Piñas Asadas and Chuncho (chocolate) for me the one I chose. Will go again!!!!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place was AMAZING. Hard to find if you don't know to look for it. But once you find it. WOW! All the ice cream is home-made will all natural and local ingredients. (The waffle cones are home-made too) The flavors are also constantly changing. I got the "lemon pie ice cream" and it was the best I've ever had.... More

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Oakville, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

The ice cream here was awesome! I had the Lucuma and Chica Morada (its called violet something) and both were delicious! Wish I could have tried all the flavours! As far as the coffee goes, I had a Bisetti cappuccino in Lima and it was outstanding, so I'd imagine the same from this place as well.

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Lima, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Spent half an afternoon here. Very friendly staff, and the ice cream is fantastic. The inside court is a nice, calm place to relax. Bisetti coffee is great.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This little ice cream shop is a MUST when you are walking around and exploring Cusco. Located just off the Plaza de Armas, they have unique ice cream flavors that are simply delicious. I had the vanilla (much better than the average vanilla ice cream) and my wife had a flavor with various spices (cinnamon, cloves, and something else) and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This shop sells coffee, desserts and ice cream. It is a small shop with bench seating and some chairs that would probably seat 12-14 people max. We were there specifically for the ice cream, the flavours I can still recall included: strawberry, spices, chicha morada, vanilla, mango chutney and roasted bananas. 1 scoop is S$5.5 and 2 scoops is S$8.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This place has the best ice cream in Cusco by a mile. It's smooth and creamy and the flavours change regularly. My personal favourites are the passionfruit (unbelievably delicious!) and the chocolate (it's less sweet than usual chocolate ice cream, which I like). The vanilla is also great. Definitely worth a visit!

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Lima, Peru
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124 reviews 124 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Cute little ice cream shop not far from the main plaza in Cusco. They had 8 different favors of ice cam that were all homemade and a mix of various cookies, cupcakes and cakes as well. Cute little parlor but there isn't much room to sit. Definitely worth the visit!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This shop is out of a dream. My husband and I traveled to Cusco on our honeymoon and visited El Hada nearly every day. The owners are lovely and the girls who work behind the counter were incredibly helpful and a joy to be around. The ice cream is other worldly, and every pastry & treat we tried was delectable.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is probably one of the two or three best ice cream/dessert shops I've ever been to in the world. The homemade ice cream flavors change every couple of days, and there's also a variety of baked treats like cookies and cakes. Everything we tasted was absolutely delicious -- so much so that we came back for a second visit... More

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