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Marcelo Batata

Calle Palacio 121, Cusco, Peru
084 - 222424
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Ranked #11 of 404 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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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
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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Pokara , Nepal
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

You have to try this restaurant. Excelent food, perfekt service( Ingrid), and a good attmosphere. The food is not only perfect, its also served in a estetic way. Its like a small kunstverk.(art)this restaurant is worth a visit. The roof terrasse is perfect for a Cold beer before dinner.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First we went to Uchu and dined on alpaca steaks and as we were paying, we were handed a 20% off coupon for this restaurant. Same owners, different menu but great food. So good we returned our last night after trekking to try cuy. Everything from soups, salads and entrees were delicious. Coupon turned out to be difficult and wait... More

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