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Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge

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Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
+51 84 984 816 956
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was part of our tour - Thank God! The location was ideal, food was good and drinks (even purified water) included. Its worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We dined after a serious morning of touring the ruins, and our appetites were whetted. Peak time made it a bit difficult finding a good seat, but the food was above average, and a wide variance in menu items was available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The buffet food was decent, average, but decent. At $40 USD a pop, it's likely one of the more expensive meals you'll have in Peru. Being a buffet, there is a wide variety of food, but clearly mass-produced. Free soda and water-- beer and cocktails are extra. That being said, it's the only sit down establishment up on the mountain.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What a tourist trap!! The food was adequate, but it was like being in a school gymnasium. Crowded, seating very close and noisy. The sign advertised that the buffet was served until 3 pm, but at 1.45 pm food was not being replenished and by 2 pm most of the savory dishes were being packed away, to be replaced by... 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

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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

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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