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“Stylish modern cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of MAP Cafe

MAP Cafe
Plazoleta Nazarenas 231 | Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco, Peru
51-84-242476
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Ranked #22 of 467 Restaurants in Cusco
Price range: $13 - $60
Cuisines: Peruvian, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stylish modern cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The food was great - a bit strange dining in a sort of glass-walled portakabin, but good for a lunch.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, great taste!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The presentation at this restaurant was one of the best I've seen. The food was fantastic, though in hindsight the flavors were rather forgettable. Though the price of our meal was fair, it was quite expensive for Cusco and we had meals at other restaurants that were much more memorable and enjoyable and cost far less. Nevertheless, I would go again for the ambiance, experience, and solid food.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ambitious fusion but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I had lunch here by myself. I ordered the foie gras and ceviche. The foie gras was interesting as it came with 2 frozen apple ravioli. Not sure that the pairing worked for me. The ceviche dish was good but since they were out of crayfish it came with cooked shrimp. Isn´t ceviche supposed to be raw fish? Their selection of wines by the glass is not good. There was one Cabernet available for 20 soles and low quality. The service is good although it took a long time for them to get going at first. I was the first one there for lunch a bit after 12 and there was just another french couple right after me. I had to wait a a bit longer than usual for the wine. The prices are about what you would pay in San Francisco or New York when you convert to dollars but the level of expertise does not quite match. The first waiter I had seemed happy to be there but the other one had a bit of an attitude.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding Meal with Memorable Flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had an outstanding meal here, with some of the most memorable flavors I have ever had. It was excellent, start to finish. Even the oil and vinegar combination they poured to dip the bread in was amazingly delicious. We were a party of 8 so we sampled menu of the menu items, and all were at least very good, with many outstanding. They feature local ingredients and flavors. I would strongly recommend this restaurant if you visit Cusco.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best food we had in Peru”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

MAP Cafe is outstanding. For starters, the space is beautiful - a glass box in the square inside the MAP. The food was amazingly good - far better than what we have had a travels to major cities in the U.S. I would save my pennies to go here as often as possible...if only they were in San Francisco. The service was perfect. It is a really beautiful and unique space. It is expensive, but definitely worth it!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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