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£4 - £13
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Peruvian, Healthy, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed today via mobile

After various long days of trekking to Machu Picchu, it felt so rewarding to find a beautiful restaurant with fantastic Peruvian food (Aji de Gallina and Chaufa Amazonica), great drinks (the maracuya Pisco Sour was a star), and even better service. Ruth and Yurema were...wonderful. The experience was so wonderful we returned the next day, something we never do when visiting new locations. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024 via mobile

Very very delicious. I had an octopus. It was really great! And the service was at its best level. I can recommed the place for evwrybodyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 8 February 2024

Dear Customer, We know the responsibility involved in being one of the best gastronomic options in Aguas Calientes, which is why every day we strive to provide quality products as well as the best service for which we are known. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed yesterday

I'm usually fairly indecisive and was having trouble finding a place. Even if I like a place there's a significant degree of FOMO. There are many high rated places here on Google, but the ratings on this one were incredible (4.8 stars) Everything is so...close, so you have tons of options, but when I saw pictures on the Google maps page, I saw this Amazon-style fried rice (chaufa) and I knew I had to have it! I got the chaufa and the Cuy confit, and both were great. I can see why Cuy is a delicacy, and I'm glad I tried it, but it's a lot of effort and I think I've satiated my curiosity lol. Everything was reasonably priced, especially compared to the places in Cusco. The sauce on the pasta with the cuy was amazing, some variation on a traditional Peruvian sauce, I can't remember the name. The chaufa took the cake, though. Absolutely solid fried rice, with the addition of fried plantain and other unique elements. I can see why Peruvian Asian fusion is such a big thing.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded today

Dear Customer, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Incredible meal! Great quality, value and service. I had the lamb kankacho… the best lamb I’ve ever had! Free Pisco Sours post-meal a nice touch.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded yesterday

Dear Customer, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and service was amazing. The lamb melted in your mouth. Yurema was our server, she was kind and patient. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded yesterday

Dear customer, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great quality meal and lovely service. Yurema was the waitress and did a wonderful job. My guests and I were so pleased with the whole experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded yesterday

Dear Customer, It is a great satisfaction to receive news from you and in turn to know your point of view regarding your visit to our restaurant in Aguas Calientes, we hope you have been to your liking, once again thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food and service. They're known for their Alpaca pasta (which was fantastic) but the lamb was the clear table winner. Excellent and patient service by Yurema.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded yesterday

Dear Jonathan, We appreciate your comment and we also appreciate your preference, it goes without saying that we are more than happy to know that your stay in our restaurant was the best. Our human group of collaborators strives every day to bring to your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our server Ruth was fun, friendly, and gave us local knowledge. And the food- incredible! We had lomo saltado and pisco sours. I would recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Dear Jaden, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent Italian food & wine - plus incredible service by our waitress Ruth :) the pasta was very tasty. The red wine served at a perfect 18 degrees CelsiusMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Dear customer, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an absolute enlightment in the highly touristic Aguas Caliente. It has atmosphere, perfect service and unimaginable good food. Nothing average here. Maybe you pay some soles more as in the "happy hour" restaurants, but it is absolutely worth it. The food is...a feast for the eye and the palate. I doubt you'll find anything better in Aguas Caliente, not even halfway equal I dare to say.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear Johana, We know the responsibility involved in being one of the best gastronomic options in Aguas Calientes, which is why every day we strive to provide quality products as well as the best service for which we are known. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional place, and amazing food! A lot of compliments for the hospitality. Reyna who attend us, specially!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear Leonardo, It gives us great joy to hear from you and at the same time to know that you enjoy a quality moment in Aguas Calientes, it fills us with great satisfaction to know that we participated in such a wonderful moment of your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice dinner here, one evening in Aguas Calientes. Our waitress Ruth was so sweet and the place holds high quality in service. A bit more modern than other places, which we were in the mood for. I ordered a drink and...had ceviche, both were perfect!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear customer, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very pleasant, with a great temperature and a view of some streets of the city, as well as being able to hear the sound of the river (which is very pleasant). The service is excellent, everyone is very polite and helpful (especially...Ruth). They provided a complimentary appetizer (some potato chips, I didn't take a photo because we ate them before). Both main courses were delicious. The chaufa is very generous and packed with flavor, incredible. The dish with meat and carrot puree was also amazing. As for dessert, it was perfect and very delicious. The best dessert we've had so far during our stay in Peru.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear Leonardo, We are very grateful for your comment as well as happy to know that your stay in Aguas Calientes was most pleasant, it goes without saying that we are proud to have been able to contribute to making your trip the best. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great foods. Good location. Our waitress, Reyna is amazing. We will come back to this place if we have a chance to come to Peru again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, We know the responsibility involved in being one of the best gastronomic options in Aguas Calientes, which is why every day we strive to provide quality products as well as the best service for which we are known. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch or dinner post long hike. Amazing fried rice, we were served by Reyna and she was very helpful and attentive. She is definitely superstar of the restaurantMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, Thank you very much and infinitely for your comment, what an immense responsibility it was to bring to your palates the magic of our gastronomy as well as our ancient culture translated into a fraternal and sincere hug... it was a real pleasure!!!...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5