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La Chomba

Av. Tullumayo 339, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #188 of 404 restaurants in Cusco
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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69% Recommend
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Dublin, Ireland
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324 reviews 324 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a tour operator when we asked him 'where do the locals eat?' We found it easily enough and entered and it was full of Peruvians with not a tourist in sight. We both ordered the chicken soup and shared a large fresh-squeezed fruit juice that was a shade of purple and came in a... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We were advised to try it by our friend from cusco. It was so delicious we had rellenos and Tucha Frits. Rellenos being just stuffed peppers which were very nice and had a side of potatoes and the other was breaded and fried salmon with rice and potatoes. The fish was great! They also serve guinea pig for those brave... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Yes. This is the real deal if you are willing to try something as authentical as it can get. No tourists here, just locals. As to the food... again, if you are willing to set aside your references and go for something genuine, this is the place. Now, let's keep it real, you gotta have some guts to try the... More

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Cusco, Peru
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Before discovering the Cusquenita, I used to take all my foreign guests to the Chomba for the authentic Peruvian dining experience. It´s setting in a back ally, the un-even floors and rustic setting are perfect in my opinion. However, not all of my guests agreed, it was a little too rustic for some; too noisy, too crowded and chaotic and... More

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Winslow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Well worth making the effort to find. Went with my daughter and a couple of Cusquenian friends a couple of times in 2009, and I'm going back next week. It is lively, friendly, seemingly highly authentic and gives good portions. Great value. Don't go if you want tablecloths, Maitre D's etc, it is in a run down courtyard, in a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Like the many of the other reviewers, my boyfriend and I went here to try cuy. This restaurant serves half cuy platters which was nice because it was a little bit cheaper (29 soles) to try the dish than at many of the other places we saw. We also ordered sopa de pecho which had really rich broth and a... More

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San Francisco, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

So glad we had a local friend take us here, I think we would've found the directions difficult since you have to walk down a road under construction and through some wooden planks. I found this place to be truly authentic with pretty good food. While I expected the skin on my cuy to be crispy, it was more on... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is the place to go if you're looking for delicious authentic Peruvian cuisine. Five of us split two dishes of Cuy (guinea pig) and one order of Chicharones and it was more than enough food. And those dishes including three orders of chicha and two beers came to $100 soles. And it was all delicious!! I would absolutely go... More

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Asking in Cusco for a place where locals eat local food, we ended at La Chomba in Tullumayo st. I was so happy of finding this place! No fancy food, but real local. We arrived there decided on trying the Cuy, so even when we looked at the other options of the menu and asked the waiter to explain some... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Our guide from our Inca Trail hike told us about this restaurant. We had asked him where to find the best, authentic cuy and he highly recommended La Chomba. There are two locations, the one listed here on Av. Tullumayo, and another that is more southeast of the Plaza de Armas. Our hotel receptionist said the location at Av. Tullumayo... More

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