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Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge

Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
+51 84 984 816 956
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Ranked #8 of 14 restaurants in Machu Picchu
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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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35% Recommend
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Spreitenbach, Switzerland
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281 reviews 281 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Buffet lunch here is actually very good. The beef stew was excellent. Sadly we arrived at 2.30 and the buffet ends at 3.00 and there weren't any vegetables left, but there was still plenty of salad, meats, desserts and grains. There was a huge queue at 12.30 when we walked by as there aren't any other food options nearby, so... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

They are still ripping you off for bottled water and canned soda. Yes, a $4 coke. When you seat yourself the waiter appears with a tray of beer and soft drinks. We expected to pay for beer but were told ahead of time that soft drinks were free. Some of our party ordered water, some a soda. We learned too... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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84 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you don't bring your own lunch, this is pretty much your option. We were pleasantly surprised with the buffet. There were a variety of options. The food seemed freshly prepared and frequently replenished. The dessert area had several options and would change over time, so if you see something you like the first time past you better grab it.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The food was pretty bad-mediocre. My kid grabbed a can of coke thinking it was part of the buffet and they charged me 4 us dollars! This is peru not japan! Cheesy band that you would find on the streets of nyc. It is totally separate from the 5 star hotel. The food in peru has been good overall but... More

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Byron Bay
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150 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We bit the bullet and paid the US$40 entry fee, and very glad we did. It's the perfect way to finish a special day on Macchu Pichu. Although it is a bit expensive, there is a great variety of international cuisine, all fresh and meat not too salty as it usually is in Peru, and comes with drinks.

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Houston, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We purchased the buffet when we purchased our tickets for Machu Picchu so we didn't pay as much as others but it still wasn't worth it in my opinion. The tables and chairs are on top of each other, the hot food wasn't hot and there was no one working the carving stations. But...when you've already paid for it and... More

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Reston, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Nice buffet- we were on a small group tour and this was very convenient after exiting Machu Picchu. There are two sides to a very large and generous buffet- not cheap, but considering it is just outside Machu Picchu and there are so many types of food, it is perfect for a lunch break. The meats were carved fresh, lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wonderful variety meats, fish, salads, etc. A hearty meal was needed after the rigorous climbing. Food was fresh, well presented and replenished. Large dining area crowded and a bot noisy, but still a good meal experience. Another chance to enjoy well prepared Peruvian food. The buffet was included I our tour so I can't truly rate the value/price question that... More

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Manila, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

On our recent visit to the Machu Picchu sanctuary, my husband and I decided to have a late lunch in Tinkuy instead of going back to Aguas Calientes since were so famished already. The price at USD40/person was way higher than usual for a buffet in other parts of the world, but given its location and the fact that there... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Is it expensive? Yes. Is it pretty much the only place to eat at Machu Picchu? Yes. Considering those two factors, it was very good. Food was very edible (compare it to some buffets in the U.S.), they have lots of drinks that were, I am pretty sure, safe (water, fruit juices, soda). They had some Peruvian "type" dishes, including... More

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