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“Scammed - watch your cash, pay with credit card” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Greens Organic

Greens Organic
Ranked #34 of 686 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
San francisco
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Scammed - watch your cash, pay with credit card”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The food is delicious and we ate here three times during our stay in Cusco.

Tonight we ate again and paid in cash, and the waiter brought back one of our 100 soles bills and said it was fake. We were shocked, but could clearly see it was a fake bill. We didn't understand how it could have happened, given we had just withdrawn the bills from an ATM. We gave him a different bill, and left the restaurant.

After we left the restaurant, we took a closer look at the fake, and realized it was worn and creased, while all the 100s we had withdrawn were perfectly crisp and new. Our only possible explanation is that the switch must have occurred after he took the bills back to the kitchen. This is a nice restaurant, and we love the food, but we can't explain it in any other way.

Visited July 2013
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La Jolla, California
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“Absolutely THE BEST restaurant for vegetarians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I had to laugh about the title by a previous reviewer who asked "Who cares for organic?" Well, we do. It is not only good for our health but also for the environment.

For vegetarian foodies like us it is always a challenge to find food that is wholesome and healthy as well as tasty, whether in the US or elsewhere. We found all of those criteria in Greens. Needless to say, we returned five times and tried just about everything on their menu. Not only is most of their food 100% organic, but the portions are large and can be shared. The seasoning is flavorful and the dishes inventive without being too far out there. I believe the chef is American. The menu has both vegetarian and meat-centric options, and I have no doubt the meat dishes are as delicious as the vegetarian ones.

We usually opted for some sort of green salad, two side dishes and a dessert, but sometimes we just went for their most amazing juices which were blends that had been put together by the talented Antonio who works there. My favorite was the mango, orange, passion fruit and peppermint, which turned out to be a magical combination. He only uses fresh ingredients, and was kind enough to write down the recipe for me. We also came back for the strawberry, orange, pepper and ginger.

The wait staff was very friendly and competent and the service is excellent. The restaurant is cozy and cleanly decorated and has different settings: tables for two or four or a large group, some couches with coffee tables, and some seating at the bar. The location is great: close to the Plaza de Armas. American prices, although portions are large and can easily be shared.

I'm a fan!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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“Great service but the food didn't live up to the hype.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Four of us "flash packers" have been trying out the different restaurants, of varying prices, whilst in Cusco and I have to say that we rated Green's Organic as our least favourite.

The restaurant was warm and nicely decorated and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

We each ordered different dishes. Quinoa soup, pumpkin soup, vegetable curry and chicken.

The soul portions were small for the price compared to what you would get at somewhere like
Jacks. They were also not as tasty.

The chicken was good but again you didn't get much food for your money and our friend left hungry.

The vegetable curry was by far the best. Really delicious and I wish I'd picked it.

Maybe we did just hit it on a bad day but we didn't feel it was worth the money. Green point offers much better vegetarian food.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Who cares for organic?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We enter the place because I have read the reviews from Trip Advisor.

Nice ambience with simple but nice decoration.

Food is surprising and awesome!!

I don´t specifically look for organic food, but this is great food organic or not.

Very good service and VERY cheap

  • Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Terrific spot for lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

This place reminded us of home, the Pacific NW, with innovative food, clean space and interesting art and lighting. We liked it enough to visit a few days later for American-style breakfast.

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