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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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  • 50
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  • 25
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  • 12
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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
Most recent review
Really quite good (Also unlimited, cold beverages!!)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Lehi, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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Lehi, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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54 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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20 helpful votes 20 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 helpful votes 4 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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SE Asia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After several hours hiking up and down Montana Machu Picchu, there was no way we'd wait in the long queue for the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Tinkuy is the only game in town if you want to have lots to eat, a comfy place to sit down, and clean toilets. -- all this for USD40. The selection... More 

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canberra
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4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was disappointed with the buffet selection at the Sanctuary Hotel (SH). We had buffet lunch in some wonderful little hotels along the Sacred Valley which were so much better than SH both is selection and quality. They also had pan flutes playing but no entertainment at the SH. However the worst was to come as a couple of hours... 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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