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“Nice food, unlike the waiter” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Calle 32 | 150m norte del KFC, San Jose, Costa Rica
2222-7384
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Ranked #24 of 295 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Jose
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice food, unlike the waiter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

The waiter was about as unfriendly as one can get, and seemed grumpy the whole time. Despite the place being filled with tourists, he didn't know a word of English and probably as a result - mixed up my order. Thing is, he didn't even apologize, seemed like he was just angry at me for not knowing Spanish instead.
The food was nice, but nothing extraordinary. I felt there was too little meat in the Lamb Stew I ordered, especially for the price. Also, it wasn't really a stew as expected. But the taste was good.
Overall, not a place I'd try to visit again, there's a wide range of restaurants in San Jose to try in its place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Peruvian Restaurant in San Jose”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Very good food and selection of the Peruvian cuisine the Seviche is excellent
A little expensive.

Visited January 2012
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

It was okay, but by the time we got there, we had eaten so much sea bass, we were kind of sick of it. The ceviche was okay, not much different from what we had elsewhere. The seafood soup and casserole were average.

Visited February 2012
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Dominical
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“I like...some”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

chicken in peanuts sauce and some of the appetizers, good enough !! good locations, excellent service i never complain!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“San Jose downtown oldest Machu Picchu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Nice feel in simple and typical ambiance. Great peruvian food and typical drinks.

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