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Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge

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Peruvian, South American
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Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
+51 84 984 816 956
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Description: Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers a daily lunch buffet which is open to the...
Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers a daily lunch buffet which is open to the guests of the Lodge and visitors to Machu Picchu. The restaurant, with a capacity of 200, offers pleasant surroundings to relax in and enjoy a delightful lunch. The lunch buffet offers a wide variety of Internatinal and Peruvian dishes, a selection of salads, main courses and desserts. The soft drinks and hot drinks are included in the price.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Convenient and surprisingly good

Global Basecamps included this buffet in our Machu Pichuu tour cost and I know why. Considering the limited options here and the distance from the site into town, the Sanctuary Lodge offers quite an upscale option for weary backpackers spending hours on the mountain. It isn't at all what I expected... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Global Basecamps included this buffet in our Machu Pichuu tour cost and I know why. Considering the limited options here and the distance from the site into town, the Sanctuary Lodge offers quite an upscale option for weary backpackers spending hours on the mountain. It isn't at all what I expected and although I am not typically a buffet person,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After climbing Wayna Picchu and sightseeing Machu Picchu this restaurant was an excellent choice to have a lunch. Octopus is hard to make delicious. In this restaurant the octopos salad was indeed delicious, as were all Peruvian dishes, well done, rich and tasty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The only place to eat on the mountain. Costly at $40 plus. A lot of food there but it is a buffet. Crowed at times you can easily wait in line or wait for a seat. Having been once I may not do this again if we ever return and the Pueblo has many more options that are less expensive... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They have a terrible problem there either with the FOOD handling practices or with the water they use. A few hours after we ate there I began vomiting non stop and diarrhea. I rapidly dehydrated and unlucky for us because we were already on the train back to cuzco, and the train we were riding broke down for 4 hours.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The restaurant at Machu Picchu is an excellent structure for it's audience, namely the visitors to MP. The two sided buffet is designed for efficiently herding the patrons quickly to conclusion. Their are many attractive options on the buffet, in fact, too much for a single plate. Having many choices also, I would guess, also accelerates the traffic. The "one-bite"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

When we dont know the places we put our imagination to work. I imagined the restaurant had a great view to Machu Picchu, excelente food, but in fact it is located at the bus stop with very regular food like a buffet. It is very expensive for the food they serve.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Spotlessly clean, excellent choice of hot and cold buffet. Fizzy drinks included. Desserts to die for! Situated right outside main entrance to Machu Picchu what more could you ask for!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had lunch in here as part our tour, on our first day we visited the ruins and later visited would recommend the food and good service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It will be recommended to book this place in advance and we were lucky enough to have this lunch being a part of the tour. Our wonderful guide Mariela managed to find for us a table for 4 next to the window. Food was good, especially famous ceviche and soup, but it was little difficult to relax during meal knowing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you want to eat lunch just outside the entrance to Machu Picchu, this is your only choice, but a good one. Waited outside in a line for 20 minutes, but once inside there was almost no wait to obtain food from the buffet. Good selection, good food, but the crowded dining room was unappealing to me. Eat early or... More 

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Address: Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 984 816 956
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Machu Picchu
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Machu Picchu
  • Phone Number: +51 84 984 816 956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers a daily lunch buffet which is open to the guests of the Lodge and visitors to Machu Picchu. The restaurant, with a capacity of 200, offers pleasant surroundings to relax in and enjoy a delightful lunch. The lunch buffet offers a wide variety of Internatinal and Peruvian dishes, a selection of salads, main courses and desserts. The soft drinks and hot drinks are included in the price.

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