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Balcones de Puno

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Jr. Libertad 354 | between la Plaza de Armas and el Parque Pino, Puno, Peru
+51 51 365300
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Being a peruvian, I was quite uneasy while I watched their dance show and try their food. Granted, peruvian culture is so vast that I always feel like a tourist when visit places in my own country, but my comparison and expectations are surely different of a real foreign visitor. And there are also good things about these place if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I had the confit Cuy (Guinea pig) and it was very tasty. Probably different from the other versions you've tried in Peru. There was a live show of dance and music. Although interesting, it was so loud that you had to yell to have a conversation with your friends.

Thank Mike R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, very big selection, not surprising, but just ok local food. The music and dancing is lovely and is interesting to see and this justify choosing this place for dinner on your one or two nights in Puno

Thank m_dory
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Stopped in for traditional Peruvian food and for the dance show! This was a super fun part of our trip to Peru - it was pretty touristy, but if the shoe fits... Glad we made time for this on our trip! Reservations recommended.

Thank Rachel V
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The chicken is lovely but the show took my breath away. The dancers were spirited but the musicians, especially the piper on the siku and zampona, were virtuosos. Every time he was on the stage, the piper upped the ante leaving the audience entranced with his amazing performance. That his fellow musicians could keep up with him hinted at each... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a good evening at Los Balcones de Puno. We arrived at 7.30pm, just in time for the start of the show. For about 2 hours, they successively featured traditional dances (with different costumes each time, colorful and elaborate) and traditional music pieces (guitar and flute). As another reviewer said, the show was full of energy and enthusiasm, quite... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The show starts promptly at 7:30 every night, we got a reservation 15 minutes prior and it was just perfect. We ate an amazing vegetarian dinner, although they have lots of other options, and tipped generously to both the band and the dancers. Still under 200 soles. The show was beautiful and moving, and lasted for about 90 minutes, well... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

A great evening out. Authentic Peruvian food with dishes such as Cuy (Guinea Pig), alpaca and Trout (from lake titicaka). The food is good quality and tasty. Service is fast and friendly with English speaking. There is also local dancing show with traditional music. This creates a great atmosphere.

Thank Interailtraveller
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We had two different alpaca dishes which were amazing. The desserts (cheesecake and coca mousse) are also highly recommendable. The artists put great effort into their show which was perfect to along with the meal.

Thank omnidan
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is the first time in my life that I go to a restaurant with show and the food is superb. Normally there is a trade-off between the quality of the food and that of the show but in this case both are great. And, the prices are very reasonanable

Thank MDF2017

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. Libertad 354 | between la Plaza de Armas and el Parque Pino, Puno, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Puno Region  >  Puno
  • Phone Number: +51 51 365300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?