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Cabanas

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Plaza de Armas 606, Chivay, Peru
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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
Touristic Restaurant in Plaza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Meredith S
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Lima, Peru
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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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Ventura, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went here as chosen by our travel operator...we arrived at noon sometime place had a few tables occupied, glad we arrived early because the tour group started pouring in quickly as the tables got filled up...the set up is pretty nice...nuffet style, food was on ceramic pots which keep the flavors more concentrated and is quite common to cook... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

nice tiny restaurant in chivay. prices were fair and a good selection of peruvian food. just a bit too cold inside

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

From the outside this place looks like a typical small-town hole-in-the-wall joint, with very little to recommend it. Don't be deceived. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly and the service is quick and efficient - a rarity in Peru. Set right on the main square with a neon sign, I suggest you go in, order from... More 

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Kalaheo, Hawaii, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Colorful, tasty and delightful (with music too) Unusual and delicious variety of vegetables and fish and fruit and dessert, Peruvian style.

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

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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

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