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“Chullpi steals the show”

Chullpi Machupicchu Restaurante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $16
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Chullpi steals the show”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

We ate here twice in two days. The verdict: excellent, the best restaurant in Aquas Calientes, in our opinion. Great food (tiradito de trucha, lomo saltado, trucha in anise sauce, tres leches for dessert, gran blanco dry white wine, etc.), great service (Pedro Infantes was the most accommodating person we met in all of Peru), and actually a fun location for outdoor dining watching the trains go by. In short: not to be missed, highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
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7 Thank JaapOttawa
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Seattle
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33 reviews
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“A fine restaurant in a nearly impossible location.”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Aguas Calientes is awash with dining options, many of which are garbage. Sure, I haven't tried them, but sometimes you just know. Chullpi is fortunately not one of these establishments, and instead is actually a pretty good restaurant with an interesting menu and fine value for the area. At the time of this writing, you could get a three-course set menu for 45 soles, about what you would pay for a midrange restaurant in the United States - you have to set aside any ideas about Peruvian pricing while in Aguas Calientes - and you get what is essentially very good midrange restaurant food. Service is very friendly and the ambiance is good. The location is horrendous, however. Of my three courses, my trout ceviche-type dish was the best. My lomo saltado was good, and dessert was good as well. Nothing extraordinary, but I did not expect that. Therefore, this place is recommended. Get there before the tour groups do (it is very noisy afterwards).

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3 Thank joelthepole
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Thank you tripadvisor, great food!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

When you visit Aguas Calientes there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, in fact you will not be able to walk three feet without someone sticking a menu in your face to try to bring you in. On our first night we were tired and hungry so we just sat at one of the main straight eateries and were severely disappointed. A minestrone soup was actually ramen noodles with a pesto sauce, my taco didn't even resemble the taco in the picture. Our second night we searched tripadvisor and found Chullpi. I think we saw one of the reviews state that you need to be on the opposite side of the train tracks to find the place, that is exactly correct. Most of the city's power was out and we almost didn't find this gem, but luckily we kept heading down the train tracks a little farther. The ambiance, staff, and food were impeccable. My girlfriend got the chicken medallions and I had the lomas saltado, both were perfect. It is a bit more pricey than some of the other restaurants but well worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
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5 Thank gauchograd2000
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Dresden, Germany
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“Excellent dinner.”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had a great dinner at Chullpi. The food was excellent! From the outside it might not look so appealing at first, but it really is worth going in.

  • Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Sabunna
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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
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“Terrific lunch”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were part of a group of 14 (small tour). We had three courses with different choices of entrees, so we had a good variety of food. The corn soup was quite good, salads the best on our trip. For once I did not get the fish option and was really sorry, since folks said it was outstanding. Service and ambiance unexpectedly nice. Prices seemed quite reasonable, although it was included in our tour.

  • Visited September 2012
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6 Thank nancyinportland
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