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Alma - cocina viva

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Av. Sesquicentenario 1970-1972 | Sector Huaje, Puno 51, Peru
51-51 36-3992
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding

Our six entrees were all wonderful. They were unique, their presentations were creative, and now the best part their service was off the table wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
yogiacomo
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our six entrees were all wonderful. They were unique, their presentations were creative, and now the best part their service was off the table wonderful.

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Thank yogiacomo
San Diego, California
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location/setting - this restaurant is located inside the Casa Andina hotel in Puno, which according to our tourguide, is about a ten min car ride from the center of Puno. The dining room has a pleasant view of the lake, and is very nicely decorated. The food - good, but not consistent. Probably the best aspect of the food was... More 

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Thank sdgt625
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here. A real gem and so shocked to find such amazing food here rather than the big cities of the world. The food is amongst the best I have had in the world. The taste was amazing. Chicken in peanut sauce and beef tenderloin was amazing. Not badly priced either.

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Thank Jeremy G
Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great service, very attentive staff. I had food allergies and they catered specifically to me and altered to meal so I could eat it. Food was delicious especially when you've been in Peru for a while and are sick of eating rice, potatoes and chicken.

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Thank Jacki W
Hoeilaart
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206 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had several meals in this restaurant, during our stay in the Casa Andina Private Collection hotel. All meals were good. We tried several pastas (linguine con gambas, tortellini con trucha), all of them well prepared, al dente and good tastes. The bruschetta were equally OK. I had the alpaca steak that was lean, prepared to my tastings (medium rare).... More 

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1 Thank janbnl
Cusco, Peru
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you're staying at the Casa Andina Private Collection Puno, you need look no farther than your hotel for great food. The best thing I had was the cheese platter -- in front of the fireplace in the bar. Brilliant! Good service.

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2 Thank AhuvaTX
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were staying in Casa Andina Private collection and went to the restaurant for dinner. It was the worst meal we had during our entire 12 day visit to Peru! The trout I had ordered was so smelly that even the heavy dollop of sauce couldn't disguise the disgusting smell. When I asked the waiter to take it back, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had the kingfish. Well prepared. Overall, the food was excellent. The restaurant is on the water, so probably very beautiful by day. We went at night and while extremely clean, the ambience is a bit antiseptic.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here one night as we were staying at the Casa Andina Private Collection hotel were it is located. The setting is lovely with two wood burning fireplaces at night with excellent professional wait staff. The food is excellently prepared and some of the nicest presentation we had on our trip to Peru. Prices were on the high side.... More 

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Port Macquarie
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is sublime. We had lunch there today and everything was spot on - I recommend the stuffed pepper entree and the chocolate dessert. The bottle of Argentinian cab sav was amazing, and also the service was excellent. Staff speak Spanish and English. 7 soles (5min) taxi from town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Sesquicentenario 1970-1972 | Sector Huaje, Puno 51, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Puno Region  >  Puno
  • Phone Number: 51-51 36-3992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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