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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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  • 72
    Very good
  • 68
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  • 30
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Okay food and not cheap, but...

So here's the bottom line - this is the only show in town. So after a long day in the ruins if you cant wait to take the bus ride to the village and find cheap food and you dont want to buy a sandwich in the small cafeteria this is it. The food is ok and as it's a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We found this restaurant to be very convenient, consequently very busy; but there was lots of delicious food on the buffet. The variety was ample for any tastes with wonderful desserts and beverages.

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Armonk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

So here's the bottom line - this is the only show in town. So after a long day in the ruins if you cant wait to take the bus ride to the village and find cheap food and you dont want to buy a sandwich in the small cafeteria this is it. The food is ok and as it's a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were to have had lunch at the TinkuyRestaurant & Buffet at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge on our first day but due to a misunderstanding we had that lunch on our second day which worked out better for us. The buffet features peruvian as well as international dishes - hot and cold, as well as a carvery and desserts. There... More 

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Tannersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My friend and I chose to stay at the Sanctuary Lodge for the sheer convenience and proximity to Machu Picchu. Part of our room package was lunch at the Tinkuy Buffet. The menu items offered on the buffet are too numerous to list here, but suffice it to say that there truly is something for everyone. I was in heaven--... More 

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Wilton Manors, FL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There are only three food options at the entrance to the Citadel (Machu Picchu Park): a cheap snack bar, a very expensive gourmet restaurant, and the Tinkuy Buffet at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Otherwise, you must take a 30-minute bus ride to find a restaurant (or anything else) around the train station in Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas... More 

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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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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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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FLA
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17 restaurant reviews
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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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Restaurant Details

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: Large groups, Families with children

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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