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“Great place to eat Alpaca for the first time. You will love it.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marcelo Batata

Marcelo Batata
Calle Palacio 121, Cusco, Peru
084 - 222424
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Ranked #9 of 427 Restaurants in Cusco
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Peruvian, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This restaurant is INCREDIBLE!! They have an amazing mix of American, European, even African/Indian foods with traditional Peruvian mixes/accents. The decor is enough to make anyone fall in love with this locale alone. I found it because it was featured in the new edition of Lonely Planet and the food and drinks are to die for. It was by far my favorite restaurant in Cusco; I even went there twice! Absolutely delicious.
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“Great place to eat Alpaca for the first time. You will love it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We went for dinner, started with drinks. Two different kind of cocktails with pisco, they were refreshing and really good. The chips they serve before the meal are great! They just need a little bit of salt. We had two different appetizers both with shrimp. One was a causa and the other was over a bed of avocado and a sweet sauce. For the main dish we shared the alpaca los andes. It was tender and juicy. It came with a red wine quinua side , it was awesome!! Great alpaca dish for first timers. We loved all the food and defenitley would go back. There is a terrace on the top with a beautoful view if you want to eat outside.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Thought it was great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel and I decided to give it a try with my group of friends. I had patatas rellenas with chicken and thought that they were delicious. The service was great and they recommended a drink from the bar made with pisco infused with cinnamon and cloves that was really nice. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not as good as it thinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Food was nice, but service lacking & indifferent. We were sat at a table by the roof terrace entrance so got cold drafts throughout, despite tables in the main restaurant being available. Having eaten at uchu the night before, it was lacking in comparison- save your money & go there instead.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Loved the food here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Cool restaurant with an interesting menu. Go for the local speciality of Apaca as it was great, especially with the local herb and cheese sauce which I had. Loved this place.

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“I had the Alpaca Saltada and loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We headed to Marcelo Batata our first night in Cusco. With all the talk around alpaca, I had to give it a try, and once I did... I was pleasantly surprised. Alpaca tastes like a cross between lamb and beef -- very tender, not gamey or wild tasting. Overall, the dish was well seasoned and sautéed with tomato, onion, red/yellow bell peppers, cilantro and garlic. The staff was friendly, service was prompt and our tummies were satisfied! Check out the terrace for a beautiful view of Cusco before you leave. This a great place to try for an introduction to Peruvian food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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