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Alma - cocina viva

#122 of 467 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Peruvian, International, South American
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Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco 84, Peru
+51 84 232610
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Enjoy the delights of a gourmet menu that helped Alma become recognized by...
Enjoy the delights of a gourmet menu that helped Alma become recognized by Summum (a Peruvian restaurant guide) as one of the Best Hotel Restaurants in Cusco. The restaurant is full local flavors, from the succulent Andean chairo soup made of the best vegetables of Cusco's pantry to the main dishes like pastas and rice, river fish, beef, lamb and alpaca are inspired by the Andes, yet he also includes seafood, chicken and guinea pig.
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
really good food.

really good food, the meat was the best trough the whole trip. they really added a nice modern touch to all their choices. the service was good, but they seemed stressed even though therer were not that many eating there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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  • Local cuisine
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Caracas, Venezuela
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's a great place for that first meal of soup and not much else, since "soroche" (altitude) will hit you and your party and you won't want a large first meal. We had dinner and breakfast and the latter was much better. Friendly service. It's an OK hotel restaurant, but there's better in Cuzco.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

really good food, the meat was the best trough the whole trip. they really added a nice modern touch to all their choices. the service was good, but they seemed stressed even though therer were not that many eating there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

great place despite being in a hotel, better than many non-chain places. very picturistic inside, much more expensive feel than it really was, great service and food quality, one of the best we had in Peru

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Located in the Casa Andina Private Collection hotel, it comprises interesting linked rooms. The menu is definitely upmarket, and the service is very friendly and efficient.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The wait staff was attentive and helped with food suggestions. I had the Shredded chicken in peruvian papper sauce and the beef tenderloin, both delicious.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had a wonderful lunch here, enjoying the sun at the patio of this old colonial style building. The food was great with lots of local options. Service was perfect. The prices were much more moderate than I had expected from the outside. Definetly my best restaurant experence in all of Peru.

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miami, fl
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128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation from our hotel that we were staying at down the street. We went at night at around 7:00 PM and there was hardly anyone in the place. We took the window seat overlooking the square with a fountain. The service was great and attentive to all of our needs. We enjoyed a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay at CAPC. We loved the chicken stew, with potatoes, as well as the soups. Service was a bit slow. The space can be romantic if you get one of the window tables.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

we enjoyed sampling the various Peruvian dishes, especially the soup service was very good so was the wine

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Toronto
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed at Casa Andina Private hotel which houses the Alma restaurant. Food was excellent for both lunch and dinner. Ingredients are fresh, flavor is light but tasty and options are many. The staff we very accommodating and all speak English. We had a few meals here and enjoyed every one of them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco 84, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 232610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian, International, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Enjoy the delights of a gourmet menu that helped Alma become recognized by Summum (a Peruvian restaurant guide) as one of the Best Hotel Restaurants in Cusco. The restaurant is full local flavors, from the succulent Andean chairo soup made of the best vegetables of Cusco's pantry to the main dishes like pastas and rice, river fish, beef, lamb and alpaca are inspired by the Andes, yet he also includes seafood, chicken and guinea pig.

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