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La Cusquenita Tradicional Picnteria

Av. Centenario No. 800 | Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 267012
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“cuy” (28 reviews)
“guinea pigs” (22 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Peruvian, Latin
$$ - $$$
Av. Centenario No. 800 | Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

On election Sunday in Peru we were told by our guide that the day tour would end with us "sampling some street food". Well it was food for the local people really, in a cafe style atmosphere, with music and dancing - and huge portions...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Our guide suggested us the Cusquenita. The first impression entering is that this place will not get an A from Health and Safety department in the united states. Tablecloth dirty, they had us sitting while dirty dishes were still on the table... BUT, if you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank X6319IQdanielac
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The place is nice but our dinner wasn't a good experience. Especially. the service wasn't satisfactory. Half of our drinks arrived when we had already finished eating,and only after several reprimands. The quality of the buffet wasn't excellent. At the end of the day we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ViPMantova_Italia
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had rented a car and driver for the day and told him for lunch we wanted to try the nation Peruvian dish Cuy (guinea pig). This is where he brought us. The restaurant is large and clean. We ordered our food and a Cuy...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank DonandMaro
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Traditional food and show. The location was bit poor. I tried lechón which was quite good, can't say the same for sides. I wouldn't go again there for dinner. P.s. we've been told Peruvians use to eat out for lunch

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank marcobrrr
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We had the lamb and it was the worst meal during our time in Peru. Side salad had no flavor and half of my baked potatoes were raw. I would not recommend it at all. Sad for the people from the show though. They are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gabriel P
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant itself is very nice and clean and the staff puts on traditional dances every fifteen minutes (if you’re into that). As far as traditional food goes, you can find stuff for a LOT cheaper with the same quality.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank katier942
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We asked the staff at our hotel for a restaurant to get a quick pisco before meeting the rest of our group for dinner. It was half a block from our hotel and we were so happy we were sent here. It was Father's Day...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jenn G
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We were in Cusco for about a week eating Ceviche for starter every day in different restaurants. This was the best Cheviche we tried!! There was also a great live Peruvian music show with dance. Super nice to be there. Highly recommended to the entire...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SantoDrone
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I was looking for a local restaurant to try cuy (guinea pig) on our last night in Cusco and La cusquenita was recommended by a local. The reviews were mixed but there were quite a few good ones so I thought let's give it a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank GNorbi
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Sharon T
March 2, 2018|
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Response from EatBikeRun | Reviewed this property |
My group was there on a Wed nite around 8pm. Buffet was out and musicians and dancers took turns entertaining the diners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Centenario No. 800 | Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 267012
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