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Marcelo Batata

Calle Palacio 121, Cusco, Peru
084 - 222424
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Ranked #12 of 407 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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93% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food, huge portions and excellent friendly service. Was by far the best alpaca steak we had in Peru so far. A must if you visit Cusco!

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I think this place is overrated on Tripadvisor. Had high hopes but the food ended up just slightly above average. I guess for Peruvian food, it is quite good, but nothing exceptional as most people note about this. The restaurant also does not have a good ventilation... I'd say it is a restaurant that is trying to make Peruvian food... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen plates or portions so large anywhere else before. My friend’s fruit smoothie came in a glass almost the size of her head. This was a sign of the food to come. Our plates of alpaca steak cooked with wild mushrooms, croquettes stuffed with aji de gallina, and lomo saltado filled the entire table. The... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I voted our alpaca tenderloin the best meal that we had in Peru. Our meat was extremely flavorful and tender. My husband praised his pisco sour and he is an expert! Our beautiful server was a delight and very helpful with my wine choice. The restaurant is a friendly and lively place with parties both large and... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another excellent Cusco restaurant! We made a reservation (highly recommended) and being from the US made it for MM/DD/YY... being in Peru, they do DD/MM/YY, so we actually made our reservation for a month from the date we intended to eat there! We all laughed about the mistake, and despite the restaurant being completely full, they ended up putting us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here after seeing it on trip advisor to celebrate our last night in town. Safe to say it blew our minds, the food was incredible and the waitress was fantastic. 100% I would return over and over, seriously you have to try this place.

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Hamar, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent food, excellent presentation, excellent service. The place is also very nicely decorated with the one windowside facing Placa de armas.

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I debated giving this place 3 stars because I don't think it was incredible but I loved the alpaca steak so much I had to jump it fo four. I really liked the causita dish as well, thought it was delicious although definitely different. Don't get the Lomo Saltado, especially if you get the alpaca because they just don't compare.... More

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Best thing you'll ever put in your mouth. We also had several appetizers and some postres, along with a few chilcanos and wine...We had taken the cooking class the night before and decided to try out the food at the actual restaurant. Second best decision we made in Cusco (first being taking the cooking class). Amazing food, friendly staff. You... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendation of our tour guide and reviews on trip advisor. Getting seated without reservations was no problem as we tend to eat early( 6-6:30). Once we were seated however the ensuing parties without reservations were turned away. We had the alpaca steaks prepared with three different sauces. Each was tender and very... More

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