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“Simply said.... Don't go.”

Ayahuasca - Arte Cafe Conocimiento
Ranked #10 of 26 Restaurants in Pisac
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Cairns, Australia
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Simply said.... Don't go.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We ate here in the early evening and decided on the menu del dia. It sounded great and good value at 15 soles per person. Wife had the pork I went for the Aji de gallina. The soup was a cream of pumpkin, nice, so far so good.
The second course arrived and the wifes looked good and tasted fine. Mine had a nice taste but was lacking something, .... what could it be? Ah, yes, the chicken! I enquired as to the location of the cook only to be told that this was the portion and that in the plaza they charge more for it. Well, I wasn't in the plaza, I was in her restaurant and there was an element missing from my meal. The drink arrived, coca tea. The menu said limonada. The dessert arrived, some sort of ice cream, not quite what the menu had clearly stated should be vanilla ice cream with passion-fruit.
Now, I'm not one to get too excited but the owner's attitude was very poor. I have owned a restaurant and was very disappointing with the service and conduct that should have been better. Maybe a little less chat with your mate in the kitchen and a little more caring for the people paying your wages.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Forest VA
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Quiet and Comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very nice vegetarian menu. Easy to miss as a restaurant because at fist glance you see the artwork. However, a quick look around and a look at the menu is an invitation to sit down. Service makes you feel like you are at a family dinner. I had a vegetarian pasta dish. The sauce tasted so fresh. You have to remember that this is not fast food. The wait is because each dish is being prepared just for you. During the wait though, there is lots to look at. So relax and enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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Maleny, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best food in an Alladin"s cave of Art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

This cafe was a great discovery in a town that seems to serve a lot of generic dishes for tourists that come for the famous Pisac markets.
Inside is decorated with handcrafts, particularly many beautiful Shipibo pieces - embroidered fabric from the Amazon.
I ate their Soltero de Habas, a Peruvian salad dish that was honestly one of the tastiest salads I have ever eaten. It was a mix of hava beans, cheese, corn, tomatoes, onion, carrot and seaweed. My partners Tequenos con guacamole was equally good.
A must visit if you are on Pisac.

  • Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A respite from Pisac Market Days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Calm and cozy ambience. All around very fresh and good value menu. Both fusion and vegetarian options available.

Beautiful displays of authentic Shipibo tapestries available for sale. WiFi available - but can drop out signal from time to time - patience is a virtue.

Located roughly a block south of the plaza on the corner of Calle Bolognesi and Arequipa. Just head south from the Tourist Information Office at the SE corner of the plaza.

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