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Alma - cocina viva

#163 of 509 Restaurants in Cusco
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Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco 84, Peru
+51 84 232610
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Breakfasts, Dinner and Tapas at Alma

We stayed at Casa Andina-The Collection in Cusco for three nights. We had breakfast each day, dinner one night and a dinner of their tapas special another night. The food was excellent and the staff was incredible, especially Elisabeth. We were traveling with my son, daughter-in-law and two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
androsvt
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Good service and it is especially nice if you can dine in the courtyard. Staff is attentive and food is good, although no memorable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stayed at Casa Andina-The Collection in Cusco for three nights. We had breakfast each day, dinner one night and a dinner of their tapas special another night. The food was excellent and the staff was incredible, especially Elisabeth. We were traveling with my son, daughter-in-law and two young grandchildren. We are in the hospitality business so we know how... More 

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Thank androsvt
Denver, Colorado
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327 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I stuck with the chef's recommendation of corn and cheese for a start and amazing quinoa burgers for my main. The food was fantastic and the peruvian white wine matched perfectly. The service was exceptional - I was on my own and I always think that's the best test for servvice as they often don't treat you well, but they... More 

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Thank ThatchersBiscuit
Herzlia, Israel
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Finding a restaurant in Cusco where the waiters know what gluten free is, is pretty rare. This is one of them. They even came back to me saying what I asked for isn't ok after all and altered another dish I wanted to fit. But, the food is just ok, didn't knock me off my feet... I got the cream... More 

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Thank Pilpelet_42-2
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177 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here today and I must admit that I am greatly impressed. The service here is very good and the staff is very friendly and speaks English. I ordered the beef carpaccio, corn souffle, and ceviche. All were absolutely delicious but I would like to mention that the beef carpacio and the ceviche were the best I have tasted.

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Thank Mike M
Caracas, Venezuela
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank Kayuga
Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Emmsis
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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1 Thank iglana
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 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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Thank Chris P
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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Thank KarenW9525

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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 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:45 pm

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