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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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northern california
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
157 helpful votes 157 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We came to the restaurant as it was booked by our tour. I am not usually fond of buffet dining and this was no exception. There was a long lineup to get into the restaurant, all the while standing in the hot sun. Once we were inside it was packed and very difficult to find seating. Once we were able... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We purchased a prepaid lunch as part of a special offer with the Vistadome tickets - the cost ended up being an additional US$37 / person. We had heard that food options were limited at Machu Picchu and decided to give it a go. While the food was nothing fancy we were quite enjoying it (amazing what a 3 hour... More

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