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“delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gran Restaurant El Zarco

Gran Restaurant El Zarco
Jr Del Batan 170, Cajamarca, Peru
076/36 34 21
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Ranked #20 of 31 restaurants in Cajamarca
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Pasadena, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

the food is really good and not expensive. but the service is so so

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lima, Peru
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“good local fare that caters to locals and tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

El Zarco has good local cuisine at a reasonable price. It seems to be full every day for lunch.

Visited May 2012
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply horrible!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Just don't go there! It is always really busy but we think that is simply because it in the centre of town. Nasty, nasty food!

Visited March 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Feel and eat like a local”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

This restaurant is always packed full with locals: a good sign.

The food menu is extensive and reasonably priced, the food itself is heavy local cooking and tends to be a bit on the greasy side (don't bother ordering the french fries)
The dishes are bit of a hit and miss: the Churrasco was very tough and not much taste. But the Trucha frito and the special mixed plate with stuffed peppers and fresh tamales was very tasty.

There are three dining rooms, one being a big dining hall packed full with tables and the other two looking slightly bit more formal. Service is very slow and it's hard to get their attention.

The main reason to visit this place is to soak up the atmosphere of a true local food joint.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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