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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 #7 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

To be fair, this is the only restaurant in MachuPichu, except for a hamburger joint. So: It's expensive (around US $50 per person) and the ambiance is so touristy that you can feel it from outside. Also to be fair, the food, buffet style wasn't really bad. The have a good variety of ceviche, fish, sea food and some cuts... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had my lunch there after completing my 4d/3n Inka Trek plus climbing Huayna Picchu. Needless to say, I was very hungry and thirsty! Even though I had my meal voucher purchased 6 months in advanced through South Adventure Peru Tours, I was made to wait in line for about 35 mins before I was seated, therefore I only had 1/2hr... More

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northern california
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Way overpriced at $40 US for lunch, they are definitely taking advantage of tourists for whom this is the only option for eating on the mountain. (Otherwise, you must wait on line for the 20 minute bus ride to town, then same to return.) That said, it is a delicious buffet with abundant selection of typical Peruvian dishes as well... More

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Nova Scotia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers a varied selection of appetizers, cheeses, breads, mains and desserts to satisfy the huge appetite you'll acquire while visiting Machu Picchu or climbing Wayna Picchu. Unfortunately, we missed out on some of the serenity offered at Machu Picchu as we ate our lunch because our window opened up onto the bus parking lot so we could... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This buffet was on the expensive side but overall very good. We got there early when they first opened so the food was fresh and there were plenty of seats. It was a great break from all the walking in Machu Picchu and after the buffet, everyone had plenty of energy to finish the day. The selection was good and... More

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Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We started late and did the sun-gate walk, by the time we got down it was around midday and my 10 year old daughter was burnt out. We had pre-booked the buffet with peru rail, walked right in, not busy. Food was just what you needed, plenty of it and good selection, local band played and we sat in the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good buffet, nice atmosphere. A perfect end to a long day after touring the ruins. You do build up an appetite after lots of walking and climbing.

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San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The location at the entrance is probably the most luring quality - you can easily rest and regain your composure after walking through Machu Picchu or hiking up/down Huayna Picchu, or any of the trails before jumping on the bus back down to Aguas Calientes. What can you say about a buffet? Light sampling of some Peruvian style cuisine. Disappointed... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was extremely disappointed with this restaurant. In the pictures it shows that it has these wonderful views overlooking Machu Picchu, well that is not the case. It is located at the entrance of Machu Picchu, but it does not have the views it shows on the web. The food was nothing special. There were a few things in the... More

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Naples, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We decided to include lunch when purchasing our train tickets and are glad we did. After a half day of hiking Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu we were ready for some nourishment and this buffet lunch did not disappoint. The buffet had a wide variety of main, side dishes, salads and desserts. Everything I tasted was very good and what a treat... More

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