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“Thought it was great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marcelo Batata Restaurant

Marcelo Batata Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 650 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Our kitchen offers both tradtional and avant garde cuisine, always focusing on rediscovering age-old recipes that allow us to take yesterday's flavors to today's table. Our specialty is Criolle and Andean cuisine where we highlight the essence of this beautiful mix of varieties that provides us with an endless array of flavors and that each Peruvian carries in their veins. In appreciation for all products we utilize we allow ourselves to play with new flavors and sensations based on the immense diversity of native products available: aji (Peruvian chili pepper), distinct passion fruits, avocados, rice and corn varieties are some of our favorites to explore with. Slow cooking dishes and the high flames of our grill are our favorite preparation techniques to use here at Marcelo Batata.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Thought it was great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel and I decided to give it a try with my group of friends. I had patatas rellenas with chicken and thought that they were delicious. The service was great and they recommended a drink from the bar made with pisco infused with cinnamon and cloves that was really nice. Highly recommended.

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“Not as good as it thinks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Food was nice, but service lacking & indifferent. We were sat at a table by the roof terrace entrance so got cold drafts throughout, despite tables in the main restaurant being available. Having eaten at uchu the night before, it was lacking in comparison- save your money & go there instead.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Loved the food here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Cool restaurant with an interesting menu. Go for the local speciality of Apaca as it was great, especially with the local herb and cheese sauce which I had. Loved this place.

Visited November 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“I had the Alpaca Saltada and loved it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We headed to Marcelo Batata our first night in Cusco. With all the talk around alpaca, I had to give it a try, and once I did... I was pleasantly surprised. Alpaca tastes like a cross between lamb and beef -- very tender, not gamey or wild tasting. Overall, the dish was well seasoned and sautéed with tomato, onion, red/yellow bell peppers, cilantro and garlic. The staff was friendly, service was prompt and our tummies were satisfied! Check out the terrace for a beautiful view of Cusco before you leave. This a great place to try for an introduction to Peruvian food.

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“Great atmosphere and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

We had a great meal here, the atmosphere is really good with helpful and friendly staff. The roof terrace is great for getting photos of the Cuzco skyline. Definitely try the Pisco cocktails!

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