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“Even the Stuffed Animals Looked Horrified” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Restaurant Aldea Yanapay

Cafe Restaurant Aldea Yanapay
Calle Ruinas 415 . frente al marriot hotel | Calle Ruinas 415 . frente al marriot hotel, Cusco, Peru
084255134
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Ranked #32 of 427 Restaurants in Cusco
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan, Thai, Peruvian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Reaturant Aldea Yanapay provides delicious Peruvian ,italian ,marroqui,thailand indu food (with some European favourites) in an unforgettable and unique setting. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the resturant regularly holds music . As well as good food and service, the resturant has the added satisfaction of allowing you to help others whilst enjoying yourself as all profits from the restaurant go towards the financing of Aldea Yanapay´s social projects. As such, the restautrant is run with the same care and honest socio economic outlook as the social projects. Thus all employees recieve a fair salary and social benefits, taxes are paid and peruvian products favoured.
New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Even the Stuffed Animals Looked Horrified”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

When we first walked into this nightmarish brunch experience, we couldn't have been more excited. It was like going through the rabbit hole and finding a whimsical restaurant full of your favorite childhood characters. But once we sat down, we realized Cookie Monster wasn't there voluntarily.

Our first encounter was with an extremely sour waitress, who wasn't exactly a people person. In fact, imagining her dealing with children is just a scary thought. She begrudgingly brought us menus and then left to stand in the kitchen (we could see her from where we were sitting) for a solid 15 minutes. Finally I got up and went into the kitchen to make our order, which she received with a look of pure annoyance (1 order of pancakes, 2 coffees), and then took the next 45 minutes to make the food.

As we sat under the gaze of hundreds of stuffed animals, the fact that we were the only customers in the restaurant really began to sink in. It felt less like a Disney movie and more like a Tim Burton production.

And a final word of warning, the bathroom locks are stickier than the awful jam they put on our pancakes. It may take a lot of work -- or some desperate knocking -- to get out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food for a good cause!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Amazing food with lots of vegetarian options with all the proceeds going to a good cause. They also sell a few handmade tourist gifts!

Visited July 2013
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Cusco, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Food and Fun Environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We visited Aldea Yanapay today and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious - we sampled the chicken nuggets, the felafel sandwich and the pork sandwich. It was one of the best lunches we have had in Cusco to date. The environment was fun and kid-friendly (I have kids 3 and 8) and they enjoyed seeing the toys and playing with the hats on the hat rack. We will definitely go back if we have time and are in awe of the work they do with the kids. Well done!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gent
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Really nice charity restaurant but terribly slow service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We read about this Place in our guide and decided to go there because of their charity work and the different scenery.

We found the Place real fun with friendly staff but as it was quite busy (late at night tough - 20u30) we had to wait a long time for our food and drinks. As we are on holiday, I dont mind waiting some time for the meals to come out but we sat there for over an hour before we even got our drinks... If it wasn't for the charity, we would have left the place.

When the food and drinks finally came out, it was really delicious. We had the alpaca and the Thai curry (which wasn't an actual Thai curry but nice anyway).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Family Restaurant and Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I took my wife and two children (11 and 5 y/o) to this restaurant and we had a great experience. The service was friendly and fast, the food was excellent. Each of us ordered something different and each of our meals was excellent. My son got the kids' mac an cheese and it was out of this world good. Overall a great restaurant with plenty of stuff all over the restaurant and the walls to keep kids occupied and interested.

  • Visited July 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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