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“Seafood galore!” 4 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 296 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Jose, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Seafood galore!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you are craving delicious and tasty seafood this is always a good bet. Machu Pichu has a long tradition of cooking wonderful Peruvian recipes and their seafood is VERY well known in Costa Rica. Their seafood "a la parrilla" is one of the most amazing dishes. They also have their delicious "piqueos" which feature a combination of delicate seafood flavors. Their typical Peruvian drink chicha morada is refreshing and don't forget to try out the sinful desert: suspiro limeño.

Visited February 2013
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Prince George, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always excellent service and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Typical restaurant for people from San Jose. The fish is always done to perfection and the ambience as well as the staff are always proffessional and courteous.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good food, fun, out of the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Machu Picchu is out of the "restaurant area" of central San Jose, down toward Sabana Park on 32nd calle, north a block from Central Avenue (turn north at the KFC!) The food is very good and the service is better. Other reviewers rave about the sea bass ceviche, and they're right! We also had the avocado with shrimp and the mashed potatoes with spices --- all good. The Pisco Sour is good but rather sweet for us martini drinkers. I like this place. The decor is attractive and you feel away from the mainstream. Also, the bill was less than I expected.

  • Visited March 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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Winlaw, BC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Authentic, delicious Peruvian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Flavourful without being too spicy, fresh fish prepared many different ways. Great atmosphere and paintings on the walls.

Visited February 2013
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New London, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have been coming to Costa Rica for almost 20 years and no trip is complete without a trip to Manchu Picchu- You must have a Pisco Sour-wow . we usually pick lots of appetizers and share but also have had most of the entrees as well. Service is friendly and attentive. Order the ceviche it is fantastic. Really anything that we have tried has been great.

  • Visited March 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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