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Cabanas

Peruvian, South American
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Plaza de Armas 606, Chivay, Peru
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good view of square

Came here for lunch instead of the pre-organised trip restaurant and didn't regret it. Cute restaurant, great view over the square for people watching. Food was fine, does what it says on the tin.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch instead of the pre-organised trip restaurant and didn't regret it. Cute restaurant, great view over the square for people watching. Food was fine, does what it says on the tin.

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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Restaurants in Chivay were limited so we decided to try Cabanas based on the reviews. What a nightmare. It was freezing inside and awful from start to finish. We got menus and decided on two different set menus (one each) and ordered. There were two girls working. A huge group came in and there was mass confusion. About 5 minutes... More 

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Thank Kelly C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

There is no WiFi at all, even cannot get any connection. Food service is very slow. We wait our soup for 45 minutes. Soup is good, but main dish like chicken and alpaca is so so. No one looks happy with their dishes in this restaurant.

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Thank Frieda C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Was in this restaurant for 25 minutes, was not served once and witnessed waitress serving 2 bowls of soup to couple, 5 mins later go back, take the soup off and return it to another group. Appalling service and left after half an hour of being ignored.

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Thank Hannah F
Santiago, Chile
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was able to get a bottle of wine along with my trout with garlic sauce. The plate also included French fries and cold veggies. The garlic sauce was amazing. It's a small town, so service is not amazing, but the food was great.

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Thank David S
Lima, Peru
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Chivay has quite a few restaurants geared towards tourists at the plaza (think high prices and lots of selections) and we chose Cabanas because it was empty, looked warm, and had a TV that was showing the Peru soccer game. The staff was helpful with the menu (explaining what came with what dishes) and were patient while we decided on... More 

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Thank Meredith S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The restaurant is situated just off the main square. Our party of four was still getting acclimatised to the high altitude and wanted something simple and quick and the large family size pizza was just right. The side portion of chips made our meal just perfect. The best part was that the owner spoke English and it made it easier... More 

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Thank Chander_62
Ventura, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Looks touristy but the trout with Andean herbs was delicious. Great service and a good selection of teas.

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Thank Juliacita
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Cabanas is a good option if a) you want to stay close to the town's main square, and b) you have a lot of picky eaters dining with you, because the menu is quite expansive and has options ranging from alpaca dishes to pizza to chifa to crepes. Kid friendly. Food quality is pretty decent. Downside: super slow service. The... More 

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Thank JennIAabroad
Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

My spouse and I had dinner here after a recommendation from our tour operator. Decent selection and good prices right in the main square. Food was good although we played it safe with a chicken sandwich and pizza since we had a long tour day the next day. Service was relatively quick. However a toddler who apparently was related to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Armas 606, Chivay, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Colca Canyon  >  Chivay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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