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Bar Restaurant Turistico El Huatacay

Peruvian, South American
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Calle Patacalle S/N, Ollantaytambo, Peru
984397305
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our best meal in town

We got dinner here simply because it was right behind our B&B (Hostal Iskay), and it was deserted, the waitress was slow and a bit clueless, and we waited forever. But then... it was so good! The guacamole with yuca sticks was huge, super-fresh and delicious, and the lomo (sirloin) with Huacatay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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Sammamish, Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We loved the family feel of the place and enjoyed conversing with other guests meanwhile our "cuy" was prepared. We also loved their quinoa soup and rocotto relleno. The cuy also came with some alpaca meat. We are now recommending the place to anybody heading to Ollantaytambo.

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Los Angeles, California
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268 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

National food as they like to call regional food. Delicious and wonderfully prepared. Discount if use cash.soles and hotel refers.

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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of our Inca Trail guide since we wanted to get some good local Cuy (guinea pig) while in the highlands. The place is a little hard to find, we went for dinner and its definitely in the more local part of Olly-- we got a little lost in the dark walking there but got... More 

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Huaraz, Peru
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been here several times now and also send clients there (I own a tour oeprator). El Huacatay never disappoints in surprising myself and my clients with super original, enormously tasty dishes born from the creativity of the owner and the chef. All-Peruvian ingredients, but in combinations that I never see anywhere else. Not the cheapest place, but very, very... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Authentic Peruvian food is delicious and inexpensive. This is does not have either. Our food was bland and it cost s/20-s/25 per meal. Down the street at Sergio's we had the Menu of the Day (soup, main and drink) for s/6 per person.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We got dinner here simply because it was right behind our B&B (Hostal Iskay), and it was deserted, the waitress was slow and a bit clueless, and we waited forever. But then... it was so good! The guacamole with yuca sticks was huge, super-fresh and delicious, and the lomo (sirloin) with Huacatay sauce (served separately) was top-notch: big chunks of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the meals that we spent at El Huatacay! It is not easily found but once we found it (by chance), we kept craving their food. Try the guacamole with yucca sticks (?) for dipping. It is great. The owners have the cutest little daughter who greeted us and kept us entertained. We loved the stuffed peppers, the... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our hotel staff recommended this place. We were the only diners, which was a downer. Excellent stuffed peppers and Yucca chips. Friendly service. Not too sure about the squealing caged guinea pigs (cuy) in the yard on the way in...are they being fattened up for the tourists?

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San Jose, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of cuy (guinea pig), but I guess it's something you should try if you visit Peru, and this is one of the best places to do it. They have their own cuy "farm" and claim to be the experts in this dish, providing it to other restaurants. The most popular preparation involves... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Definitely recommended. A unique spot right near the center that has authentic food and quality service. We went for lunch. We had gone earlier in the day to order our guinea pig and came for lunch to enjoy our feast!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Patacalle S/N, Ollantaytambo, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Ollantaytambo
  • Phone Number: 984397305

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  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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