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Marcelo Batata

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Calle Palacio 121, Cusco, Peru
084 - 222424
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This restaurant is INCREDIBLE!! They have an amazing mix of American...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exceptional meal

Probably the best meal I had in Peru. The alpaca was outstanding, as were all of the sides. Good atmosphere - all the larger groups seemed to be having a great time. I ordered the alpaca entree with the mushrooms (a must), and a martini, and felt like I got a pretty good bang for my buck. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
vanbaggs
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Probably the best meal I had in Peru. The alpaca was outstanding, as were all of the sides. Good atmosphere - all the larger groups seemed to be having a great time. I ordered the alpaca entree with the mushrooms (a must), and a martini, and felt like I got a pretty good bang for my buck. The only reason... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our G Adventures guide highly recommended this restaurant and we were happy he did. The food was very good and the service excellent. I had a generous portion of Alpaca filet which tasted like veal. Our clients all ordered different food and were happy with their orders. Go upstairs to the roof for an AMAZING view of Cusco by night.... More 

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Zurich
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed there for dinner one night. The food is quite good, nothing to complain. Personally I was not such a big fan of the interior, it's pretty red, quite dark, not so special... And it was very noisy, but that could be because there were some other groups as well. It's a great restaurant but definetly not as special... More 

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Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were referred to this restaurant by our guide. Part of a party of eight, my husband and I were the most severely challenged by the altitude this first day in Cusco. He was feeling particularly rocky at this point, after the climb up the hill from our hotel. Both the management and staff watched over us and made sure... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Marcelo Batata Restaurant in Cusco, Peru! We loved the variety of Pisco drinks and authentic Peruvian dishes. We loved the Smoked Trout Causa, the Smoked Octopus & Purple Corn, and the Alpaca Saltada!! Our server, Willie, was great and very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking... More 

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Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were staying at the Palacio Nazaranas and wanted a close by bite to eat. The restaurant was just a block from the hotel. WOW!!! We were SO impressed. We were greeted by Willie. He made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed an appetizer that was a cold mango shrimp salad and then a main of Aji Gallinda (I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great delicious Peruvian food and friendly staff that understood English. Good atmosphere. They served us free shots of the flavour infused pisco after dinner!

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denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Amazing food. The quinoa soup is one of the best that I've ever had, and the lamb was cooked to perfection. The service could've been a bit better, we kept going to look for the server when we needed something, but once we got a hold of them, they were very nice.

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Mullingar, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I went to this restaurant with some newly acquired Inca trek friends as it was recommended by our Inca trek guide. For starters, we were recommended to try the smoked guinea pig ham (S/.19) which my friends ordered & enjoyed. I shared the Andean twice baked potato (S/. 17) with another-it was very good. For mains, one of the group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Cozy restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food for a very reasonable price. I loved the place and the food is so spectacular that I'd recommend this one to anyone who is staying in Cusco.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Palacio 121, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: 084 - 222424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?