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El Hada

Arequipa (Qhapchikijllu) 167, Cusco, Peru
0051-84-253744
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Ranked #1 of 22 shopping in Cusco
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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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

All the reviews are legit.The ice cream here is beyond amazing. These are fierce decadent and original ice cream creations at their best. They use local and imported, natural all organic flavors and ingredients. The day I was there they had flavors like Indonesian cinnamon, caramelized pears, a very intense chocolate one and 5 others. They can serve it on... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After spending all day walking around Cusco and enjoying the sights, you owe it to yourself to check out this tiny shop. Not too far from the main Plaza, it has a good selection of amazing ice creams. Reasonably prices, my wife and I both got a scoop in a waffle cone. It hit the spot! Only downside is there's... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

First off, why is El Hada listed under Attractions/ Things to do and not Restaurants where it belongs? This is the best ice cream in Cusco and I only found it today. And I've been in and out of Cusco since 2011. It's real ice cream with real flavour. So glad I found it!

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The ice cream at this place is simply perfection - made with love and incredible ingredients! We visited twice and tried Lemon Pie, Creamy Plum and Roasted Apple in vanilla flavoured biscuit cones. Heavenly!

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