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Alma - cocina viva

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Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco 84, Peru
5184-232610
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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 minestrone 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 duck.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
I was so lucky to find this jewel in the historic city centre

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Reservations
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I booked this dinner table for 2 at midday and again, having no reply, at 6pm. We risked it without a reservation and were assigned the breakfast room, empty but for tomorrow's covers. Four waiters passed our table before a 5th was ushered who took our drinks order. In the interim I had confirmed by 2 receptionists that they had... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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237 reviews 237 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We arrived here after a long day in the Sacred Valley. We were delighted to find such a tasty meal right in the hotel. The staff was very attentive. Our group had a variety of dishes and all were very good. This is a great place to stop in for meal (or stay in if you are staying at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our travel agent recommended this restaurant and we are glad she did. This was one of our most memorable meals in Peru. My wife and I split the Trout Ceviche to start and it was wonderful. I got the steak that was good. My wife got the Alpaca tenderloin and it is a must eat. We still talk about the... More 

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Santa Fe
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Ate her two times for dinner and both were excellent. The trout ceviche is amazing. The attention to details in the matching flavors and fusing traditional Andean ingredients with modern twist was on point. The Andina sours are off the hook too.

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Navarre, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a local we met why having a drink a another restaurant. Although we had so many amazing meals while visiting Peru, I think this was one of my favorites. I had the andean potato gnocchi. I know it sounds simple but it was nothing short of amazing. My husband had the alpaca loin... More 

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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: 5184-232610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, International

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 minestrone 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 duck.

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