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“Best meal in Cajamarca”
Review of El Batan - CLOSED

El Batan
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I loved the cecina chimpida. And they kindly substituted a beautiful fresh salad in place of the potatoes and rice which is so omnipresent in restaurants. Setting is peaceful and quiet, prices reasonable, friendly service.

Thank RogerCello
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

After reading a couple of the reviews we decided on El Batan, one block from the plaza, and we loved it. Great pisco sour, delicious green herbs soup, greek salad and french fries. Poor wine and pepper sauce for the steak... and don't let them cook the steak too much. I had the stuffed pork with Mexican sauce that was great.

But the ambiance is so sweet and quaint and quiet and great service.

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Thank arto b
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Could be very nice, could be not nice. Most of them are ok. You just have to be lucky. Avoid the vegetable creams, they taste awful. They also don't have most things listed in the menu.

Thank pawqara
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

When in Peru, you must try cuy. Yes, that's guinea pig, those cute little furry guys we all had as pets when we were kids. But in Peru they are a delicacy and were the food of the Inca, so why the heck not try it? The fried cuy at El Batan is some of the best I have had in Peru.

2  Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

We were a little dissapointed with several restaurants at cajamarca, even with the top rated here like "el zarco" (cheap but not good at all), and a lady told us about batan.
Batan has the best meat in town. The spaghetti with huacaina sauce and steak was sublime (22 soles). The french fries and salads also perfect. The place its two blocks away from the main plaza, an old big house built on the mid xviii century! Quiet and calm.
I recommend this place 100% percent, fine cuisine, delicious stakes

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5  Thank Vivamancora
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