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Marcelo Batata

Calle Palacio 121, Cusco, Peru
084 - 222424
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Ranked #11 of 411 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Peruvian, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This restaurant is INCREDIBLE!! They have an amazing mix of American, European, even African/Indian foods with traditional Peruvian mixes/accents. The decor is enough to make anyone fall in love with this locale alone. I found it because it was featured in the new edition of Lonely Planet and the food and drinks are to die for. It was by far my favorite restaurant in Cusco; I even went there twice! Absolutely delicious.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is great! I had a shrimp with fruit starter that had a nice different flavors and also adobo and it was just delicious. The staff is nice except I got a waitress that took my order not in a nice way. She did it like she was doing a favor to me but then they change me to... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Really liked this spot in Cusco. Had lunch one day and then went back for a drink on their rooftop terrace another day which was lovely. Had a chicken dish with gooseberries in it (can't remember the name) but it was deliciously sweet. It was very quiet when I visited so service was super quick. Well priced for the quality... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was great, try the alpaca steak with the various options of sauces. The service was a little slow but the main problem was the restaurant had forgotten/lost our reservation despite going to the restaurant in person to make it just a few hours earlier!! When we arrived we were told by staff they had no record of our... More

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Valparaiso, Chile
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had the Alpaca with honey and garlic sauce and my boyfriend had Alpaca with mushroom sauce and they were both amazing! Mashed potato and onion and pepper accompanied the meal and it was mouth watering. We had a bottle of Shiraz and an entrée and the bill came to around 170PSL or 60AUD which is quite incredible for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We were so impressed with menu, the ambiance, the service, and the food ! The rooftop view was delightful, then we returned to enjoy the artistic dining room. Did not find a better fusion of local delights in Cusco, or even Lima.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My friend and I had an excellent meal seated on the rooftop dining area of this restaurant. The views of Cusco and Plaza de Arma were spectacular and the service excellent.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great and fancy place for lunch or dinner! Definitely not the cheapest option around, maybe a little too touristic menu (lots of fusion I think) but the food is excellent and tasty - nothing to add here. Inside the restaurant all was very beautiful. The rooftop terrace is scenic, even afterdark with all those lights in the mountains. The waiter... More

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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I find this litle paradise in Cusco, with a friend for dinner. The plate are huge and delicious, I try the alpaca with wine sausage and it was extremely a complexe of savor with a perfect meat... the staff was alsoo realy kindly, thank Royer for the service you are realy profesionel witg a point of humor, I like it...... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I really enjoy cooking and learning and trying new foods. The cooking class offered here satisfied all of these things! Chef Ebelin was knowledgeable, personable, a great teacher and most importantly, a fantastic chef! While she was teaching us about all of the native grains, potatoes, corn, etc. that grow in Peru, appetizers were brought in for... More

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22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Marcelo Batata at the end of our stay in Cusco, and after completing the Inca Trail. We were really disappointed by the food. I had alpaca steak with mashed potato ; the steak was dry and chewy, the mash was okay but nothing amazing. My boyfriend had pork, which was okay, far from... More

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