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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
No WiFi, slow service

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Frieda C
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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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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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Santiago, Chile
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Lima, Peru
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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