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La Esquina Cafe-Bakery

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Cafe, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen
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Plaza de Armas, Ollantaytambo, Peru
084 204078
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, great portions, great service!

We especially loved the trout--and the banana pancakes! Ruben (the owner) was especially friendly and welcoming, remembering us from one day to the next.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We especially loved the trout--and the banana pancakes! Ruben (the owner) was especially friendly and welcoming, remembering us from one day to the next.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had lunch menu here. It's included soup, main dish, drink and brownies. The soup and main dish(chicken) is very tasty. The amount and taste is more like western style, but good. Drink is lemonade, very fresh. The best is the brownies, super yammy!!! Their brownies is very soft, like having melted hot chocolate. So good. Must try!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Friendly owner. Great food. Very fresh and well prepared. We enjoyed bakery items as well including empanadas and brownies with baked in fruit, to die for. We spent 10 days in Ollanta and this was hands down our favorite place!

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Aarau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fine range of dishes; I was also particularly impressed by the craft beers on offer. They are from the Cerveceria del Valle sagrado and include and excellent IPA and coffee stout. Well worth a visit!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited here twice when we were in Ollanta. The family running the place were extremely friendly and the menu has a great range of options, particularly for veggies. The food each time was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the BLT sandwich!

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Cuzco, Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great restaurant for any traveler and local. Very fresh and delicious food, lots of options. Does lean towards more "American" dishes, but with a great Peruvian flair. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great food. Especially Breakfast. So good we ate there every day! The owners are friendly and gave us great travel tips and made us feel like family. Highly recommended!

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Coconut Grove, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped here for a quick lunch-in the middle of the main square in Ollantaytambo. My sandwich was hot and tasty and my soup (Carrot ginger) tasted homemade and fresh and was very good (including garlic herb croutons). Very nice, friendlyservice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent find. The plaza in Ollantaytambo is filled with the tourist restaurants with people begging you on the sidewalk to come in for marginal food - like most of the main Plazas in Peru. La Esquina, though 50 yards away, is not the case. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is relaxed and quiet with good music. The staff is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fantastic bread is used on the bacon, lettuce, tomato & avocado sandwich, as well as on the apple cheese sandwich. Both were delish. The quinoa & tabbouleh salad was good size & delish. The Sacared Valley brewery IPA Stout was awesome, along with the other brews. Lemonade was very, very good, too. Bought breakfast items for tomorrow's train trip that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Armas, Ollantaytambo, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Ollantaytambo
  • Phone Number: 084 204078

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 6
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen

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