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Puga 726, Cajamarca, Peru
(076) 36 2655
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8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lunch menu is tasty and plentyful (and very cheap). Have also a look at the section "specials" of the menu. We tried several of these: all very delicious!

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Thank Celine G
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The owner was hard at work as manager, server, cashier, and probably in the kitchen. He made sure that we were satisfied. I enjoy everything in this small place.

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Thank elcholon1
Livermore, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

After over 12 years of eating at Don Paco's it still remains my favorite place in Cajamarca. The rocotto sours are a great start to the meals. Both the Peruvian standards (lomo saltado and rocotto rellenos) and nuevo-Cajamarquino dishes are excellent and more than fairly priced for the quality and amount of food. Continued best wishes to Walter and his... More 

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Huaraz
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We came here because it was highly recommended by our tour guide, what a mistake! I had the wild mushroom ravioli in cheese sauce and my husband a lomo saltado. The ravioli dish, which was out of their specialities menu, has the potential to be great but unfortunately wasn't because the mushrooms were way too sweet and the cheese sauce... More 

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

There were 2 people for service, one watching a very load telenovela and the other beyond nonchalant. They had no idea what was on the menu and were extremely disinterested in doing their job or answering questions, although we were the only people in the resaturant. We almost walked out because of their attitude but ended up staying because they... More 

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Thank ABtz
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Definitely a very interesting alternative. Enjoy classic international dishes with a special turn, using Andean products and local foods. Reinventing food is in!

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Thank Dante R
Montreal, Canada
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90 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

I only spent the day in cajamarca and randomly stopped there to eat a bacon and cheese burger. Wow! The meat was incredible, one of the best burgers I had in south america! Plus, I did not have a place to put my bag for the day and i asked the chef/owner and he kindly kept it in his car... More 

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Thank Mgiaco
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

By Cajamarca standards, Don Paco is a definite step above. The decor is homey, with traditional touches and a warm ambiance. The service is average - not unfriendly but somewhat indifferent, which is the norm in Peru. The food is what stands out - upscale as compared to most in the area. The local items have a twist and the... More 

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Thank Kerry D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This restaurant across San Francisco Church has a long menu, lots of options for meat eaters and vegans with fusion dishes. Highly recommended.

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Thank LimaTraveller1
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are many yummy vegetarian options that will not break the bank, the best is their lentil burger!

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Thank rheabiz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Peruvian, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puga 726, Cajamarca, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cajamarca Region  >  Cajamarca
  • Phone Number: (076) 36 2655

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