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Tuna Cafe

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Amalia Puga 734 | Costado del Cuarto del Rescate, Cajamarca, Peru
+51 76 363735
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very inexpensive cafe just steps from the main plaza in Cajamarca. They have a wide range of dishes available as well as a daily lunch menu, which is typically a 3 course meal with an included fruit juice at unbeatable prices. Order a tea or a herbal infusion to enjoy their quaint earthenware teapots and cups!

Thank gary g
Chachapoyas, Peru
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised at the portion and price of the meals. I had tenderloin steak for around $6.50 and it was well done, soft, and tasty with the black pepper sauce. The seating is pleasant with plenty of room. At some tables you can see the chefs preparing the meat and fixings and the oven in the background. Wait staff... More 

Thank Michael M
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

The restaurant is located near the Plaza de Armas, next to the room (cuarto del rescate) where the Inca leader Atahualpa Yupanki was confined to prison by the Spanish mercenary Pizarro. The menu plates are tasty and fairly uncommon. While most of the restaurants offer the all-purpose fried chicken or chicken soup, we had a pumpkin soup and "lomo saltado"... More 

Thank Caeiro_A
Sittard, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed January 1, 2017

I have spend two months in Cajamarca and almost every day I went to this restaurant. The ambiance is nice, the owners are lovely and lunch is always well prepared. Even if the restaurant is fully booked, during lunch the owners will find a seat for you if you are traveling alone like me. And if not, just wait a... More 

Thank Lachicaholandesa2016
Sterling, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2016

My wife, son and I were visiting Cajamarca this past September and someone recommended we definitely eat at Tuna Cafe before we leave. We were never more pleased with this small warm cozy restaurant. The customer service was great, and the natural home made foods made from scratch were absolutely spectacular. We highly urge anyone visiting Cajamarca to dine at... More 

Thank Anthony F
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Menu only 9 sol, waitress did not speak English but the owner did and was very nice. a lot of suits in at lunch time is always a good sign. Music at a nice low volume, with out any blenders drowning out conversation proved to set a perfect ambience. Lemon chicken was a winner for my visiting mother from England,... More 

Thank Steffan27
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Came in for dinner and tried to order the the spaghetti bolagnese and they didn't have the stuff to make it. Tried to order something else and they couldn't make that either. Went with a chicken sandwich that came out looking like something my mom would have made me when I was 6. White sandwich bread with no crust. I... More 

Thank Robert N
Milagros N N, Propietario at Tuna Cafe, responded to this review
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Lo siento muchísimo, que hayas tenido esta experiencia y mas en el Tuna Cafe. no suele pasar, quiero entender las... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We passed this lovely restaurant while strolling through Cajamarca and stopped there for lunch. It is warm, very welcoming and we had a very delicious lunch! Starter - Main - Dessert and a glass of Lemonada all served with a smile! The restaurant is lovely decorated and they love to cook and serve guests!

Thank mali_goes_travelling
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The menu is the daily lunch special that includes an appetizer, main course, drink and dessert for a very affordable price! The food is delicious and the restaurant is very clean. The ambience is nice and it feels very homey.

Thank Brooklynn A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Not the place to have a good meal! Wehad to wait verry long at least a half our to get a tea......, the food was not tasty and to salty. The place is verry loud!

Thank Christian S
Milagros N N, Propietario at Tuna Cafe, responded to this review
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
8:15 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amalia Puga 734 | Costado del Cuarto del Rescate, Cajamarca, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cajamarca Region  >  Cajamarca
  • Phone Number: +51 76 363735

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