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Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge

Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
+51 84 984 816 956
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“salads” (25 reviews)
“pork” (8 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
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Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5, Machu Picchu 5184, Peru
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Had to wait in line to get a table. We sat at the bar stools facing the entrance to Machu Picchu. It was crowded, so by the time we ate most of the food was gone. Staff didn't seem interested in putting more food out....More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Book early as they have limited room. LOVE everything about it. It is worth spending money to stay at this lodge.

Thank EHariu
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch here after our tour of Machu Picchu, the restaurant is located up at Machu Picchu which was handy. A good mix of local and international cuisine.

Thank jasongiles123
Reviewed June 10, 2017

The Sanctuary Lodge provides the only lodging directly opposite the entrance to Machu Picchu and it has a buffet that is open to all for a price. Decent buffet, expensive, and very busy. You will most likely have to wait in line for a bit...More

Thank Don49680
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Although it can get a bit crowded, especially if tour groups come in, the buffet has a fantastic array of foods for everyone. Lots of fresh, healthy hot and cold options and delicious desserts. We recommend eating either right at 11 when the restaurant opens...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The buffet handles the tour crowds with ease. There is a large variety of food and the wait staff is excellent. There is a peruvian group that sings and plays at one end of the cafe and it is very entertaining.

Thank Gerald B
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Having spent 3+ hours touring Machu Picchu, our group was booked in here for a late lunch. Our visit was during the quiet season, but this restaurant was packed with diners. The food was typical buffet, and at times seemed a bit of a free...More

Thank steven w
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Very busy. Hectic. Food was ok. Enough to sustain you to go back into MP for more exploration. Bathrooms available and they were clean and free. They have a captive audience. No other choice. They know how to keep moving people.

Thank TeriPugh
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Relaxing stop after touring, hiking and climbing Machu Picchu. The coca tea is excellent. Buffet style serving of delicious light fare, Juices and teas. Something for everyone. Restrooms clean and modern. Waitstaff very courteous. Great to rest weary feet while waiting on bus back to...More

Thank NanetteT
Reviewed May 26, 2017

We were booked into the Tinkuy Buffet by our travel agent I think as part of our entry to Machu Picchu so had no idea of the cost but we did not feel it was value for money when we found out it was $40...More

Thank irenem32
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Katherine E
September 27, 2015|
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Response from nancymcd1954 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I had an answer for you. We were part of a 5-day tour and meals were all included, so I am not sure how the restaurant was paid. Sorry!
Mariana C
May 5, 2015|
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Response from Panda J | Reviewed this property |
Mine was included in our tour package. It's either lunch here or take a bus down the mountain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$30 - $40
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
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
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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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