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Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge

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Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
+51 84 984 816 956
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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to give it a try because we were hungry, got a discount to eat there for hiring a tour guide, and most importantly because we wanted to use the restroom. There is a restroom that you can use right before entering Machu Picchu but did not want to deal with them seeing as the majority... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was definitely expecting something way better from a property such as Belmond. It's made for the mass, paying 42 USD per head before entering the premises and accessing by a turnstile like in the subway... the food selection can be seen as large but so poor in taste and quality. The drinks are from a fountain like in MacDonalds.... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At $43 USD a head the buffet lunch option is not really affordable for large groups or families. After hiking MP all day this place is a nice stop for soft serve ice cream or freshly squeezed Orange Juice which is sold at a stand just outside the dining facilities.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a surprise normally not a buffet person and its $40 a person but well worth it, terrific selections, you can visit as much as you like, appetizers, desserts, great meat selection, soups and salads, and lots of bread varieties, soda included beer and wine extra

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting in line for 30 mins in the rain we entered cat about 14:15. Although very busy the good was OK. Soft Drinks are included in the price. At 14:30 one of the sides of the self serve was closed. There were some different foods on each side so this was very poor. At about the same time the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buffet has lot of options but extremely BLAND food. If you're vegetarian, don't even bother going inside. After a long day of hiking we were excited to eat some nice food but it was all very bland and not satisfying at all. The environment is rushed, busy, and crowded. Most of the time the buffet was empty and we... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of choices but difficult to distinguish what foods contain allergies. Overall, this reminded us of a restaurant you might find at the top of a ski mountain, though with better food selection. The water is filtered, the sound level high. Do NOT come expecting luxury but a wide selection of foods in a convenient location.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We bought it included with our vistadome train ticket. It is a great buffet with a lot of choices for everyone. It was perfect for us to come and be able to eat after a long morning of walking around the ruins. Highly recommend touring the ruins early in the morning and then having a great lunch then perhaps walking... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This was bland at best. We only went there because it was included in our trek. We had a couple of bites and then left and went for a delicious lunch back in town. The roast beef was flavorless and bland and what they called "grouper" was anything but--it was dry and way too flaky to be grouper. Also, they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This buffet restaurant on the doorstep of the MP site entrance is super convenient by its location and the fare it offers is of good quality. It's worth using one of your three daily entrance rights to have lunch there if you're not too far away out on the citadel site. Bear in mind this is in the context of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Peruvian, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Machu Picchu
  • Phone Number: +51 84 984 816 956
Description
Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers a daily lunch buffet which is open to the guests of the Lodge and visitors to Machu Picchu. The restaurant, with a capacity of 200, offers pleasant surroundings to relax in and enjoy a delightful lunch. The lunch buffet offers a wide variety of Internatinal and Peruvian dishes, a selection of salads, main courses and desserts. The soft drinks and hot drinks are included in the price.

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