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Pizzeria Amaru

Peruvian, Pizza, South American
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Aguas Caliente, Aguas Calientes, Peru
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good just for a beer

The view of the square is lovely. The beer is cold, but the place is run down and looking at the other reviews on here I am glad I avoided the food. Stop for a beer certainly.

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Plymouth
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice location, poor service, high prices and a guinness world record for a 2mm high burger. Additional charges for service as a surprise in the bill.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The view of the square is lovely. The beer is cold, but the place is run down and looking at the other reviews on here I am glad I avoided the food. Stop for a beer certainly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Similar to other reviewers on trip advisor we made the mistake of coming in here before reading previous trip advisor reviews. The best tactic if you find yourself in this position- firstly question the 10 soles added to your 40 soles bill. They say "ok 44 soles" without much complaint as they mumble something incoherently about local tax. Then show... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Was told by the girl at the door "best food in the world" LOL...More like the worst. Beware the 20-30% service charge they add on. Terrible food, and check the bill before paying as ours was overcharged by a random S./ 55. Definitely would not revisit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst restaurant during my visit in Peru. The service was terrible, very arrogant people. The food was also very bad and my ceviche had Salmonella. I recommend to all the readers not to eat in this place during your visit in Aguas Calientes.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Food was poor, as was the service. Also, beware the attempted 25% service charge on the bill,which we queried. When challenged, they showed us that it stated 10% in tiny letters on the back cover of the menu (who looks there?!). They grudgingly accepted 10% in the end, but not with good grace, and that was way more than they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were attracted to it by its outside decor. Big mistake for not checking with tripadvisor first! We were presented a bill with a 33% " tax and service". We asked why because tourist dont have to pay tax in Peru. They lowered the tax to 20% and said it is a local service charge and it is same for... More 

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Newbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Pestered by employees on the street, we agreed a fair deal before we entered, however wasn't met when we asked for the bill. Cocktails were good but small! Very small and crammed with ice. Food was good, staff are unattentive.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Ridiculous! We were dragged in cold hungry and wet by a tout after coming down from macchu picchu we were promised free nachos, no tax and good food. We got charged 20% tax, very average food and the nachos never made an appearance! We eventually argued the 20% down to 10% but this is obviously a tourist trap don't bother!... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped in to the Amaru while waiting for the train back to Ollanta. We only had time for desert, so ordered the pancakes with chocolate and bananas. They were massive! And tasty. The waiter was very friendly as well. Recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aguas Caliente, Aguas Calientes, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Aguas Calientes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Pizza, South American

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