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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/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Colombo
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291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I imagined a semi fine dining experience within the main hotel, but what we actually got was a buffet at a very mediocre dining hall. I am not 100% certain, but this was the only place I let my hair down and ate the salad, and the next night I fell violently sick with a stomach bug - Jardin. Disappointed... More 

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Our train tickets included buffet lunch at this restaurant. At the end I was glad it did as it was easy enough to stop here to recover our energies after being hiking here all morning, in addition the entry pass to Macchu Pichu allowed us to get back to the ruins after having lunch. Alternatively thre are plenty of lunch... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The place is well located just at the entrance of the arqueological site but when you enter you discover the nightmare. The place is extremely overcrowded and the staff clearly can not handle it, toilets are dirty and they take years to clean up the table and did not even set it properly afterwards. For the price I can surely... 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: 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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