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“Not worth the hype”

Chicha por Gaston Acurio
Ranked #64 of 781 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have spent the last four months in Cusco and are heading home in the next week. We decided to save Chi Cha for the last week for a special date night. Overall we were very disappointed in the restaurant. The overall ambiance is very mediocre, and the service was quite slow. We were not helped for at least 10 minutes. In addition, our order was messed up with no apology. Overall the food was just okay. Definitely not the best food we had in Peru. To top off our not so great visit, both my husband and I got sick that night from the food! We had eaten all over Peru for four months and didn't get sick, and then we visit this well acclaimed restaurant and are in the bathroom all night! Definitely disappointing.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We had a lovely dinner here during our stay in Cusco. Admittedly, I had high expectations, as we had some other great meals in the city and knew of Gaston Acurio's reputation for fine dining. The atmosphere was not as nice as I had hoped - rather simple, in fact. The food was good - a large menu with both local specialties as well as basics like wood fired pizza.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The dining experience here was excellent from start to finish. Staff were attentive and the food was outstanding quality. This is a fine dining experience with well crafted dishes and petit fours to finish. Great flavours, a lovely location and good value for money.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Having been unable to eat at his Lima restaurant, we had to try his Cusco version. And we were very satisfied with the experience. We had a pizza with a spicy meat filling, guines pig, pork - all very delicious, each having its own distinctive taste. And the "damage" at the end was surprisingly reasonable. It was the best meal of our trip to Peru so far. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank yss97
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

As per gaston's restaurant in Lima Panchita, the food was fantastic. The staff were friendly and professional, and we were very pleased with our choice. We consisted of a Serbian girl from Dubai, a well travelled Australian, a Peruvian girl and a Peruvian Englishman and we went for dinner. Only downer was the frankly ridiculously priced water! We paid 16 soles for 500 ml of mineral water. We ordered three bottles without checking the price, adding 48 soles (almost 20 usd) to the bill, which otherwise would have been very reasonable for the quality. Other than that - which to be fair is a pretty standard trick / business practice for decent restaurants, was great, definitely recommended.

Thank Ben S
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