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Don Paco

Puga 726, Cajamarca, Peru
(076) 36 2655
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Ranked #8 of 33 restaurants in Cajamarca
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Milan, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had to wait more than 1 hour for the food (surprisingly a simple salad takes that much time to be prepared). Food was good but the wait made the whole experience less enjoyable. Would not recommend it unless you have 3 or 4 hours to spare. (And be prepared to be served the appetizers after the main course, AND... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I liked the food so much in this restaurant that I ate here three times. The menu is varied--you can have all the standard items you want. But the chef also prepares some local specialties in a very interesting and innovative way. I picked from that part of the menu all three times, and it felt like I was eating... More

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Cajamarca, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food here is really a standout for Cajamarca. You can find things such as duck in gooseberry sauce. Sometimes what you order is not always what you think you are getting (quinoa tabuleh-served warm), but it´s always delicious. I've been many times and never left disappointed.

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colombo
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We ate here twice because I liked the quinoa salad so much. My husband had a burger and the loom salta do. We liked the staff they were friendly and tolerant of my marginal Spanish. It was nice to have some different options from the standard peruvian food and the prices seemed fare

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Playas del Coco
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22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The menu offers a good variety of dishes of all kinds and the prices are normal. However there were a lot of little things that detracted from the meal. The waitress had problems answering questions about the menu. We ordered a vegetarian burger and the vegetarian cocktail for the two of us. The burger appeared 12 minutes before the cocktail... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I ordered the meat ravioli and was disappointed. Very small and few pieces of meat. Better to spend more and order off house specialities menu. My friend ordered the duck and really enjoyed it

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were initially impressed with their variety of vegetarian food (which is almost impossible to find in Cajamarca) so we decided to give it a go. I ordered the vegetarian cocktail (20 soles) which was served in a glass slightly bigger than a martini glass! Although it was tasty I was left absolutely starving as this was... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A solid restaurant with a big menu exploring good Peruvian dishes. If you are looking for a North American (Canadian/US) alternative, there is a (unexpectedly good) cheeseburger with pommes frites on the menu, among other “alternative” dishes. Probably some of the best Piscos in Cajamarca.

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I had the lomo parilla and I also tried the quinoa and olive empanadas (they weren't empanadas but I forget the name but they were similar to empanadas) . Both were good. Fair pricing as well the steak came with a nice salad and fries for 18 soles. The quinoa and olive things were interesting and enjoyable. The menu had... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I didn't take traditional dish but cafe and salad. but they are just not good enough to be the pick of lonely planet guide book. there are more good restaurant in Cajamarca

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