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Alma - cocina viva

#101 of 430 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Peruvian, International
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Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco 84, Peru
+51 84 232610
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 2
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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
Good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Chris P
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
336 reviews 336 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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236 reviews 236 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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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

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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