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Calle Amargura 140 Cusco, Cusco 080, Peru
+51 84 262870
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we ordered two soups and a kuy (that we have preordered during the day to avoid the 1h wait for the preparation). everything was absolutely delicious!!! luciano was really really nice and helpfull, he even advised us to stop ordering as we would have too much food (and he was right). one of the most tasty diners in cusco, you... More 

Thank akrstv
Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located close to the Plaza de Armas, Kusikuy is a popular restaurant in Cusco where many tourists come to try the cuy (guinea pig). The restaurant is spacious and clean. The owner/manager was very friendly. We tried the roasted cuy which was very good. The cuy skin had a thick chewy texture so maybe the fried cuy would have been... More 

Thank xtf1818
Toluca, Mexico
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99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't go back home without trying a cuy and what a better way to experience it than here! They cuy comes to your table in one piece and garnished with a hat made of local vegetables! It was an awesome sight! The service offered by Luciano was great. Gave us some good insights in what exactly we were getting into!... More 

Thank brodarte
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I returned here tonight for their cuy , and it did not disappoint. We called ahead for a reservation, and they prepared the cuy in advance--it takes one hour to prepare. The restaurant seems to be run by a husband and wife team, and it almost feels like you are dining in their home--Very intimate. We have... More 

Thank Kathryn V
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is really good, and the atmosphere is so cozy. We had a nice waiter, and even though the food was a little slow, it was okay. Only downside, is the massive flight of stairs you have to climb to get up there.

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San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. English is somewhat spoken but is definitely understood by the staff so they can help you if you can't speak Spanish. There's another restaurant near the same area with the same name so you have to make sure that this one is the one you go to. You'll know because the entrance... More 

Thank Jerald A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong here - be adventurous and try the alpaca or Guinea pig / absolutely spectacular. Great ambiance in a great setting. The owners are incredible and will go the extra mile to make you feel at home. Highly recommended!

Thank quiquevilla
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read about Kusikuy and we decided to try, as it catered peruvian fare. We had alpaca, which was really good, I really recommend. A couple nearby ordered the cuy (guinea pig), which came whole! They even garnish it as if it had a crown! Staff was very friendly and tried to make us really feel welcomed.

Thank Isabel C
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of friends, just to try the local guinea pig, ok I'm not a great lover of meat, but thought I would give it a go! Firstly they ring it out so you can take photos Then cut it up in the kitchen! I do relive they actually bring the same one out, but that's me... More 

Thank Arwel W
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not often I say something was just perfect, but everything about this restaurant, this food, this experience .... really was just perfect. My husband and son shared the cuy (guinea pig) which was cooked beautifully. I'm not an adventurous eater like they are, so I ordered the pork chops which were delectable. Luciano suggested the guacamole as an appetizer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Amargura 140 Cusco, Cusco 080, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 262870
25 Years of dedication, love, commitment, combined with flavor, seasoning, excellent ingredients is what Kusikuy restaurant has to offer, our primary aim is to maintain quality and good service, a challenge that day by day we have become our calling card presentation because we have the requirements to be classified as the best. Our clients consider Kusikuy as their second home, the environment, care and the excellent food is what we live in this beautiful place. CASH ONLY. FREE WIFI

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