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Le Soleil

Calle San Agustin 275, Cusco 84 , Peru
+51 84 240543
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Ranked #1 of 411 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $34
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: True 100% French traditional gourmet food and wine; perfect place for a romantic and/or special occasion meal; OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 12:30-15:00 & 19:30-22:30 Closed Wednesday. We accept ONLY soles, dolars, euros and Visa; sorry NO MC, Amex nor Diners.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: True 100% French traditional gourmet food and wine; perfect place for a romantic and/or special occasion meal; OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 12:30-15:00 & 19:30-22:30 Closed Wednesday. We accept ONLY soles, dolars, euros and Visa; sorry NO MC, Amex nor Diners.
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Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I chose this restaurant for my last night in Cusco, went with a very good friend. The setting is beautiful, loved the plates with the golden design, the tea serving was also beautiful. The restaurant is well designed, all looks in its place. The food was delicious, the amuse bouche to die for and the wine excellent. And Arthur is... More

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is such s big pleasure to read your review ;-) Thank you for loving us and thank you for mentioning all details which are parts of our enterprise cf decor, plates, food etc.; you can only imagine that this is not an easy task to please everybody... Thank you for your "cherry' name: my colleagues will have... More

Lima, Peru
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Since we are from Lima and can enjoy the best of the multiple Peruvian food styles and flavours on a regular basis, we decided to try this French restaurant rated # 1 in Trip Advisor. The place is very nice, with understated elegance, plenty of space between tables to give more privacy to each group. The order is personally taken... More

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Roberto, Thank you for your visit and thank you for considering us as very good. I remember serving you as a nice moment. Thank you for your great review and we are glad that at least we met your expectations. I must say that I do not get the point of recomending Peruvin food here; there is a space... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent food and dining experience, from the perfectly cooked organic veggies, to the purple potato gnocchi, to the lamb shanks, lamb chops, tenderloin, and even crème brulee (a huge challenge at this altitude). Terrific wine selection. But what makes it great is CEO Arturo who wants you to share his love for fine food and drink and succeeds amazingly. We... More

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Dave and Jennifer, It was so great to host you in le Soleil and spend some time with you. The cooking class, the lunch , both dinners were for me moments of pleasure and sharing, thank you! Thank you for choosing le Soleil and thank you for this great review: we are proud to learn that we have been... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

this place was definitely the food highlight of our 3 week trip to peru, albeit more expensive than other restaurants. they gave us free amuse bouches which were super delicious, and the wait staff were attentive and knowledgable. really enjoyed our time here and would definitely suggest it as a splurge before you go off to macchu picchu!

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Reyana, This is so kind of you to consider us as amazing; thank you for your visit in May and thank you for this review here. I am happy that you valued our food and service. I will congratulate my waiter for his great job. Le Soleil can be a nice option to celebrate something or just enjoy French... More

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Le Soleil, in my humble opinion, has set new standards for French cuisine. I had the good fortune of having dinner here with my family just last month. The food is amazing - a perfect combination of great cooking, fresh local ingredients and sensible portions (ie. generous for French cuisine!). Service is top notch with the proprietor attending to each... More

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Wennie, Many thanks for your recent visit and thank you for such a great review. We can only be proud to learn how satisfied you and your family were. Special thanks for loving our fondant au chocolat (very difficult to makeit right in Cusco because of the altitude and presure). Your photos are great and I like to see... More

New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing food, great service. We did not dress appropriately. We were dressed casually, I would dress at least business casual. The proprietor addresses each table individually, and really cares about your experience. Make reservations, it is very small.

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Christopher, Many thanks for your nice review about le Soleil and thanks for your visit in March! As I explained to you, we are in Cusco, very touristic place and it is difficult to ask customers to bring cloths for special occasion: we know that and this is the reason why we accepted you with pleasure ;)) Thank you... More

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Absolutely amazing food, definitely in our top 10 in the world. Service fantastic. Ambience lacking. Needs an interior designer to help,out. Not so sure about the dog in the outer bar that the Matre'd kept patting in between serving tables! I'd definitely go back & would recommend everyone try this.

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Customers from Cairns, We are so proud and happy to be part of your favorite 10 restaurants in the world! I have been happy as well to serve you personally and if you likes our food and service my job id well done ;)). A bit disappointed that the decor was not to your liking... and I am sure... More

Bowral, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

An absolutely charming restaurant with an absolutely charming proprietor. Aninetersting collection of dishes very much in the french style. If you are looking for authentic Peruvian cuisine this is not the place, rather it is a breath of Europe for when you want something really different.It is not cheap on Cusco standards but then it is something different. Beware the... More

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Having news from you means you are back safe home in Australia ;) Thank you for your visit in May and thank you for this nice comment about le Soleil. I was so pleased to host you and serve you and have our little discussion; your advices were very valuble for me and please say thank you to... More

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had the 5 course meal with a complimentary shot glass of pumpkin and ginger soup. It was exceedingly yummy with attentive and discreet service. They explained each dish as it was served and I enjoyed myself thoroughly. I liked even the small touches, like eucalyptus leaves in the toilet, and the replacement of the utensils between each course. Service was... More

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Ladies, I am glad to hear from you: thank you again for your recent visit and thank you for your comments about le Soleil. It looks like you enjoy everything and we were able to rich your expectations. As a picky person ;) you have an eye of detail I have myself, your opinion is even more valuable. We... More

Lima, Perú
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Amazing gourmet surreal experience in the highlands in Cusco, such a luxury to try a sample of the very best French cuisine in this wonderful city is not only romantic but chic, and the owner is the perfect host.This restaurant is a must do in Cusco, if you are into really chic dining experience in Cusco

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marcinart, Owner at Le Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Friend from Lima, Thank you for your nice comment about le Soleil experience. I like your words gourmet, chic, romantic ;) They are part of our goal to provide these feeling to our customers. We love to surprise people and if we do this in a good way, our job is weel performed. I hope that you will come... More

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