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“Upscale but worthwhile”

El Albergue Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our restaurant and café are open to lodge guests and travelers alike. Café Mayu on the train station platform offers espresso coffee, tea, cookies, brownies, sandwiches and salads. Join us in the restaurant where you will find a full menu for breakfast lunch and dinner. We have created our menu using fresh organic ingredients from our garden and Sacred Valley offering a selection of Peruvian and European flavors. Alpaca steak, fresh salads, homemade fettuccine and fresh trout are a few items available on our menu.
Otavalo, Ecuador
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Upscale but worthwhile”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

I stayed at the Albergue 35 years ago, and it has certainly transformed -- from a lovely simple hostal, and the only place to stay in town in those days, to an upscale but meticulous restaurant, which is worth going to if it fits in your budget. It is next to the train station to Machu Picchu and Cuzco which adds to the charm. The service was friendly and helpful and the gardens are lovely. The food is a great take on local foods, produce and grains, and with a good variety of both meat and vegetarian dishes.

Visited May 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

A very enjoyable evening at this charming gem of a restaurant right on the train platform. Service was helpful and attentive. The décor is warm and inviting, decorated with original paintings by the owner's son. A harp player added wonderful background music to the ambiance. They easily accommodated our large group of 13. The food was very fresh and tasty. I had the Peruvian stew and it was perfect ... just right for a chilly evening. My only downside to El Albergue is due to its location on the train platform, the noise and odors of diesel trains can be a bit much while dining.

  • Visited April 2014
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Had breakfast - wish we could have had dinner!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We arrived too late to have dinner one evening but we were staying one night at the El Albergue Hotel so we had complimentary breakfast there.
It was very delicious. We had the usual fruits, cereals etc and a selection of basic breakfast hot meals - eggs, french toast, veggies and so on. We really enjoyed it and just wished we could have sampled another meal there.

  • Visited April 2014
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Kanab, Utah
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unbelievable food!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant at the train station in Ollanta had the best food we ate in Peru and that is saying alot! Organic salads, homemade pastas, creamy soups that are not heavy but unbelievably tasty. El Albergue is so popular it's best to get a reservation but we were seated in the outer cafe and enjoyed watching the comings and goings on the train platform immensely. Best pisco sours in Peru too!!

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

The restaurant is very charming the the food is extremely fresh. They grow their own produce in a garden close to the hotel. The vegetables are perfection. A great meal!

Visited March 2014
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