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La Chomba

#140 of 541 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Av. Tullumayo 339, Cusco, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many restaurants in Cusco are nice, but sometimes it's not easy to find one with real traditional food. La Chomba is not a tourist restaurant, it's for locals. Dishes are huge and cheap (considering how expensive Cusco can be) and they have a wide variety of dishes if you get there early enough (lunch time).

Thank jmomiy
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Cusco you must visit this place as everydish is 20 soles and the portions are too big for one person. Most important is how delicious it is.

Thank christopher_livia
Reno, Nevada
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, everyone in the place was a local. 2 of us split an order of short ribs and frutilla - the local corn beer. This place was the most authentic during our week here so far. Menu had tongue, goat, lamb brain, guinea pig, chicken stew, tripe, to name a few. Helps a lot if you speak Spanish.... More 

Thank Brad L
Lima, Peru
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

In times where all restaurants serve "gourmet" style (ie fancy presentation and small portions, fusion with other cusine) it is really refreshing to find this restaurant or "picanteria" where locals still go and eat as at home. the flavors are great, portions are generous ( two can eat from a plate if not really hungry) and the ambiance is the... More 

Thank OceanLook
Lima, Peru
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The place is a tipical"picanteria"..means simple wood floor,tables and ambient , but the food is to die for!! We had all kinds of local specialties like fried udder , tongue and cuy and all without exception was great!

Thank Andy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

For 20 soles you get a massive portion of food. We tried the ribs and roast pork, and the mountain of meat, potatoes and salad was almost too much to finish. It is authentic food, and the restaurant reflects that. We were the only tourists there and the decor and long tables are basic. But if you are looking for... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Sorry, but we were completely disappointed by both food and restaurant itself. Just two (!) minutes after ordering we got the dishes. Most likely after they put the cuy in old French fries fat or the microwave. It was fatty and almost cold. The toilets are quite dirty and don't have toilet paper. Please look out for another restaurant to... More 

Thank Schulderman
Baltimore, United States
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This place can be a bit hard to find and it will likely be empty at night, but it is great place for lunch. The cordero pernil was good and the lechon con tamal was amazing and the huge frutiados ( not on the menu) were funky and delicious. Get off the tourist trail and try some real Cusco cooking.

Thank Barnaby N
New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We came to this place as recommended by a local tour guide. The place was truly authentic. The menu is in spanish and there were a lot of locals eating there. You write down what you want on a little receipt and hand it in. The food came out really fast. The service was great. We tried the cuy, chicharrones,... More 

Thank geminigeminigemini
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Local people recommended us the restaurant. Just order one dish for yourself, because the portion is HUGE!!! We tried the Roasted Lamb and the Beef Rib Soup, both were very delicious! Try the pink drink with strawberry in it (I forgot the name). They got live band on Saturday night. Your whole meal won't exceed 30 soles, trust me.

Thank Jingyi G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Tullumayo 339, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: 27-27-02

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?