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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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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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Incline Village, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Redwood City, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My dad and I had been climbing all over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu since 6am when we decided to bite the bullet and have lunch here at 2pm. For 2 people, the price came to $80, very expensive considering what you can get in Aguas Calientes for that price. The food was so-so and I was a bit disappointed... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant after having visited Machu Picchu and it was very nice to sit down at a table and have a meal at that point. The food was very good and it was the first time since I was in Peru that I had any food that tasted a little bit like what we eat at home. (You... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After climbing Huayna Picchu in the rain for 3 hours it was nice to sit down to a hot meal was worth the extra cost of this buffet. We enjoyed it and We Deserved it!

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Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not cheap but there's not too many other choices (the other option is taking the bus back down the mountain). Clean bathrooms. Live entertainment while we were eating. Especially nice was the serve-yourself soda fountain. The food was good and we left pretty stuffed - no stomach issues following this meal and we tried just about everything. Overall we thought... 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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