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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: 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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  • 49
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 27
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not bad for overpriced attraction food

As is the case with most attractions, the food was grossly overpriced. But at least it was a fair selection of stuff that was pretty good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Judith S
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Incline Village, Nevada
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After a long and wonderful day of touring Machu Pichu, the restaurant in the Sanctuary Lodge is a welcome respite. The food is very good, the service is great, the chairs are comfortable and the bar tender knows what he is doing. What more could you ask for. We loved it and will come back the next time we're in... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good food selections at the entrance of Machu Picchu. Service is fine. It's always crowded at lunch time. It's perfect for those who need a good lunch at Machu Picchu because there is no food available once you are inside Machu Picchu.

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Brazil
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22 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It's an expensive place with poor options of food; really is a waste of time to eat there (we did it only because our agency had already booked it). There are better options of food with more decent prices in 'Aguas Calientes', all you have to do is take the bus down the hill. A shame to say the least.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a bad experience from start to finish... They herd travel groups in one small group at a time as people leave, it is noisy and overcrowded and the kind of food that has lots of stuff but nothing tastes very good. It was a part of our small group tour package, or I would have declined. To top... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were hungry and we thought the food was good. I have no idea how much the meal cost since it was included in the tour package. Maybe if I knew the cost my opinion would be different as it was standard cafeteria style fare, nothing fancy. But there was lots of variety and the wait staff was very attentive.

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Woodstock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food is local in flavor, yet up to date. Wait staff are outstanding and attentive to any request. Ask for Juan.

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miami beach
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I eat most of the plates from the buffet, no flavor, the opposite to one of the best culinary cultures in the world. Buy a bag of chips if your hungry and spend your time taking pictures inside machupichu.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

As is the case with most attractions, the food was grossly overpriced. But at least it was a fair selection of stuff that was pretty good.

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Fairfield, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The buffet has two sides serving the same food. After getting a table we went to the buffet and there was VERY little food on either side. I'm talking scrapes on the food platters and a couple of ladles of soup in the pot. Only 2 selections worked out of the 6 selection soda machine, 4 of them were out... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Don't go here if you are paying for it, but if included, it is a great place to eat. The proximity is the best part, followed closely by the unlimited, cold beverages! After climbing Wayna Picchu we were incredibly thirsty. I drank so much cold, purified water, and ate tons of their mushroom chicken. Overall it was an exceptional dining... 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

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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