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“Ever”
Review of Pachapapa

Pachapapa
Ranked #45 of 775 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The power of the Pachamama, or Mother Earth, is displayed on the dining tables of PACHAPAPA in the form of the noble foods with which she regales us. Like a ritual pulsing with energy, mealtime becomes a revelation as the aromas of the Andes waft out of the earth oven in the central courtyard, or our slow-cooked dishes emerge from clay pots, infused with generous flavors. Rustic and rural, PACHAPAPA is located in an old mansion in the traditional neighborhood of San Blas, or T'oqokachi, across from the Church of San Blas, the oldest in Cusco. Offering traditional dishes from Cusco and more, in an atmosphere that pays homage to the region’s customs, art, and mystique, local handicrafts and cuisine that have been passed down from generation to generation are now ready for the spotlight on the international stage. Come to Pachapapa and discover the gifts of this magical earth and the flavors that forge our local culture. We hope to see you soon.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a great lunch here after reading about it in Lonely Planet and also being recommended by our Intrepid Tour Guide. Our waiter Ever was extremely attentive and dealt with our Spanglish very well.
The food was tasty and delivered after a very short wait (unlike other restaurants in South America).
Thanks for the memories we hope to be back!

Thank DP1979
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had a wonderful lunch on our first day in Cusco Peru at pacha papa. The lamb was incredible and the pizzas cooked on stones in their outdoor oven were also wonderful. Our waiter Dayo was so helpful and good. I would highly recommend and we might go back for dinner tomorrow!

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Thank Julie49770
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had a great culinary experience here a little over a week ago. It was our first day in Cusco and thanks to tripadvisor I knew this was the place to come to get Cuy (Guinea Pig) and Alpaca. Our server's name was Ever and he was excellent. He was very attentive and made sure our glasses were always filled. We tried the lemongrass Pisco Sour, the Cuy, the Alpaca and the Trout Ceviche. They cook the cuy as is and bring it out whole for photo opportunities and then cut it up some to make it more manageable. The service was great thanks to Ever, the food was good (especially the Alpaca skewers) and the entire experience was a novel one. Thank you Pachapapa!

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Thank TravelOT-Mike
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I am so glad I found this place on TripAdvisor, as our hotel had not heard of it. Out of a trip that included many highlights, I would still have to say that our meal at Pachapapa was the highlight of our time in Cusco... it was that wonderful of a dining experience. We were started off with the traditional Chi Cha drink (an acquired taste) . Even though we were told that ceviche is better in Lima than in Cusco, we ordered the Ceviche and it was the best I have ever had (even better than the one I had in Lima). I think I am ruined for ceviche in the US after having tasted the one at Pachapapa. I honestly wanted to lick the plate. We also tried the cuy (guinea pig), because, hey, "when in Rome!" It was not bad. Tasted more like pork than chicken. Our waiter, Ever, recommended the form of preparation and even taught us the way to eat it traditionally (with our hands, while dipping it into a delicious chili sauce). When he learned that it was our first day in Cusco (we disobeyed the whole "eat light your first day in the altitude" thing), he made sure to bring us a special tea that would help us with the digestion problems that can be caused with the high altitude. One thing that was really special was when Ever brought out the different types of corn and potatoes to teach us a little bit about them and their uses. He had great little personal anecdotes included, which we just loved. I feel like I not only learned about some of the agriculture, but about some traditional customs in Andean homes. We just loved Ever! All in all, it was a very special dining experience, on top of the fact that the food was incredible. Please give Pachapapa a try if you visit Cusco and want a tipico meal. It is just a block and a half from the Plaza de Armas.

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Thank patricial226
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant lived up to its good reviews on trip advisor, and we had a lovely meal here. We were served by Dayo whose English was perfect but he patiently allowed me to try out some Spanish and helped me learn some new words and phrases!

The food was cooked in a glorious wood burning oven at the front of the courtyard which provided a fabulous focal point, and the meal was accompanied by a live harpist. When it came the portions were generous and very well cooked. We tried Creviche and stuffed peppers for starters, and Guinea Pig and Alpaca for main course. Th alpaca was particularly good, as was the guinea pig but it was stuffed with herbs which, whilst nice, detracted from the flavour of the meat a little. However it was our first time trying it so perhaps it tastes better this way!

The desert menu looked lovely but we were too stuffed to even finish our main course!

Two courses with beer and juice for two people came in at around 50 GBP, but the restaurant is very good quality so we thought great value. It's worth a trip if you are in cusco even on a budget for a special treat without blowing the bank.

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Thank Jodye2926
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