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Machu Picchu

307 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-3033
617 628 7070
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Ranked #54 of 246 restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Authentic Peruvian Cuisine
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I had no idea what to expect from Peruvian food (I have never visited Peru or even South America), but I thoroughly enjoyed this place. The menu had a nice variety of food. We got a selection of starters for the table, which were really tasty (the meat was so succulent). For a main I went for the ceviche (one... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Plus great service. Quick service. It was recommended to me by a few locals. Chicken is very well done and they do a nice job of veggies.

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went with my girlfriend and a couple friends on a quiet night. We ate the selection of starters ("Piqueo Machu Picchu"), which was superb, especially the chicharrones. For the mains, we had ceviche and another "Piqueo" selection of main courses. Highlights were the delicious ceviche, aji de gallina and the carapulcra. The selection of mains was a bit stew-heavy, mind.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

was out here with office colleagues and friends. I had Quinoa Stew-a glutten free grain made with vegetables and farmers cheese. it was an interesting dish, not too many options for vegetarians but it was good. Drinks were very good, the Peruvian drinks were amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is the best Peruvian cuisine in town- the ceviche is wonderful! The girls share Tallarines Verdes (they think green spaguetti is fun). Try Alfahores for dessert and don't forget the Pisco Sour. There is (loud) live music over the weekend- it feels just like South America right around the corner!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Been here many times with my fiancee, and the last couple of times we agreed that it had improved a lot. The place looks renovated, the nevis had been revamped and reprinted, work a classier look, and the servers were much more attentive and knowledgeable. Last weekend we went there with another couple to celebrate our friend's birthday. My fiancee's... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This authentic-feeling restaurant serves large groups and couples and everything in between. The cerviche came with a sauce on the side, piles of seafood and I ate every morsel. Others at the table felt their dinners were equally satisfying. The fried yucca is a must. The cocktails are well-made, but the wines are drink-worthy. The service was a little slow... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

eat at the little place in Union, not the fancier restaurant. it is better. and get the rotisserie chicken and the purple corn drink. awesome.

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Western MA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Nice decor, but that isn't why you go to a restaurant. Service is excellent, if sometimes a bit slow, but that still isn't why you go to a restaurant. The FOOD is delicious, fresh, and prepared in the traditonal fashion. Try the ceviche in the cream sauce, any of the beef dishes, the charcoal chicken or even the fried cactus... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I love to try new cuisines and it was my first time eating at Peruvian restaurant. I didn't have Peruvian food before and didn't know what to order. Our waitress Joanna was so wonderful and helpful. She made recommendations on what to order, based on our likes and dislikes.We tried chicken & beef dish which were both very good. We... More

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