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Gran Restaurant El Zarco

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Jr Del Batan 170, Cajamarca, Peru
076/36 34 21
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 16
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 11
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Look, the service is 'local' because that's the type of place it is!

If you think that whistling for your waiter is inappropriate then quite simply, don't go! It gets busy with the local crowd because the food is good enough and its cheap. they have wifi and the beers are cold. The ambiance is relaxed in a Peruvian way. If you hang at local places normally then you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2013
markaschmitt
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Cairns, Australia
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English first
Lima, Peru
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Zarco was our place for perfect breakfast, great afternoon coffee break and nice luches. TO beging with breakfast, El Zarco serves great sandwich with asado that is a special kind of meat very flavory and soft, perfect coffee and good juices. For lunch you can try Lomo Saltado, it is impressive. For afternoon coffee try againg any kind of sandwiches... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The place is dirty. The services is bad. It took many minutes to have a waiter. Also, the food is terrible. I ordered a parrilla. The meat was not good, just over cooked. Dont go!!!!!

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Tustin, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We go there every time we go to Cajamarca. The food is more expensive than other restaurants, but the caldo de Gallina is quite good. If you go early enough, you can get great pan serrano (mountain bread) to go with el caldo.

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Sudamericano por el mundo
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Founded by a cook who worked in traditional Salas restaurant, today is a good option to eat! have a juice and connect to Internet. OK prices and service.

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Lima, Peru
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We went in, I sat on a wet chair. The ambiance is 1960s industrial communist food, steamy, big vats of soup and stew and dingy old tables. The menu is peruvian, we looked at it, didnt like the vibe, our kids hated all the choices and we left. it is cheap though.

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Cairns, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you think that whistling for your waiter is inappropriate then quite simply, don't go! It gets busy with the local crowd because the food is good enough and its cheap. they have wifi and the beers are cold. The ambiance is relaxed in a Peruvian way. If you hang at local places normally then you will like this, if... More 

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Lima
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Went there at lunch time (2 people). Place was full but we could manage to get a table. We asked for the green soup (traditional Cajamarca 's cuisine) to start with. Soup was very watery and the taste of parsley (one of the ingredients) overpowered the rest. This soup could be improved. Then we went with roasted pork, too greasy,... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

the food is really good and not expensive. but the service is so so

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Lima, Peru
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

El Zarco has good local cuisine at a reasonable price. It seems to be full every day for lunch.

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Just don't go there! It is always really busy but we think that is simply because it in the centre of town. Nasty, nasty food!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Jr Del Batan 170, Cajamarca, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cajamarca Region  >  Cajamarca
  • Phone Number: 076/36 34 21

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