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“Home made pasta in Peru--fresh and delicious!”
Review of El Querubino

El Querubino
Ranked #11 of 81 Restaurants in Cajamarca
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Waitstaff
Westwood, New Jersey
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91 reviews
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“Home made pasta in Peru--fresh and delicious!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Just off the main square, this elegant Italian/Peruvian restaurant was a very pleasant surprize. Like many local restaurants anywhere, I recommend you order off the daily specials list. This place makes their own pasta on site, and you can taste it. My fiancee had the gnocci--as light as any five-star Italian restaurant in Europe or the US. I had a spaghetti with pesto and pepper steak--amazing! Definitely stop by if you are in Cajamarca. Lunch is best. Service was slow for me, normal for Peru. Price was a bit much for Peru, but worth every penny. S. 97 (about USD $38) for two with dessert and the biggest pitcher of fresh pineapple juice I´ve ever seen!

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Fillet Mignon just should taste like chicken!”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Seriously, we both ordered the fillet after the waiter pushed it so hard to us and, put bluntly, it was a disaster of a plate. No sauce whatsoever, just a messy and greasy cream "thing". The steaks were supposed to be medium-rare, but they arrived basically well done and as salty as is possible to describe in words. A mouthful of seawater would be a good comparison! Maybe they just had an off night, hard to tell as we both ordered the same plate, but if the waiter is recommending this as the house special they are in big trouble!

Visited March 2012
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