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“Authentic pub but...”
Review of The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys
Ranked #240 of 821 Restaurants in Cusco
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited the Cross Keys a few times during our stay in Cusco - excellent beer, squidgy sofas and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, just like the best of British pubs! But... We had lunch there one day and were sorely disappointed. It's a great place to relax and rejuvenate for an hour but there are much better places to eat.

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We loved hanging out at this proper British Pub because of its great British beer! We loved the atmosphere and service too!
There are quirky artifacts in the display units at the pub which give it all the more character - representing the owner's love for bird-watching and everything British!
The food is done well and make sure you go for Alicia's fish and chips - delicious!
Payment is before you partake your meal or drink your beverage so make sure you have your receipt. When we went on our third visit, the waitress forgot we paid in advance but we spoke and showed her the receipt and she agreed it was her mistake.
However, everything else was perfect and it's good fun for the family too!

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you've been in Peru a while and have a craving for somewhere a bit more like home (assuming your home is England) then you may want to stop in at the Cross Keys for a pint. It's a large, upstairs space that you can easily miss, the entrance being a small passageway off the right hand side of the road as you're walking uphill from the Plaza de Armas with the cathedral on your left. Happy hour involves a two-for-one pisco sour deal and there's a range of beers on offer. It wasn't too busy even on a Saturday night but I can imagine it filling up with backpackers once the tourist season really kicks off. Partly I ended up here because it's the pub used as a bit of a hang-out in Mark Adams' book "Turn Right at Machu Picchu" and I wanted to see if the scrapbook it talks about is still there (it is, but somehow isn't quite as exciting as the book pretends). Plus I couldn't quite bring myself to go to Paddy's Irish Bar, just down the road, on the grounds that the whole concept of an Irish bar in Cusco is just a little bit too tourist-tacky for my taste. Anyway, the Cross Keys is basically an English pub (with a few American and Canadian touches) at 3,400m above sea level. Dark wood panelling, walls covered with pub-style knick-knacks, old photos and donated banknotes above the bar. All it's missing is the sawdust on the floor.

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Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

When i say pricey i mean that the food/drinks were a little over priced for their quality. It was all a little average but very friendly and relaxed. A good place for some peace and quiet from the hustling square to enjoy a happy hour glass of wine/cocktail.

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped in Cross Keys on a chance that they might be showing the American Super Bowl a few years ago. They were and we had the whole room to ourselves. Comfortable seating and great beer.

Thank AB B
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