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La Cusquenita Tradicional Pikanteria

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Ave Tullumayo No. 227 | Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 227314
11:00 - 18:00
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had grilled trout which was very fresh and tasty. This place is very interesting as its huge and full of locals. They put on traditional performances which are very unique and fun to watch as the audience gets involved

Thank Megan L
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had lunch at this restaurant, which had the best trout my husband said he has ever eaten. I opted for the mushroom soup (seasonal), which was delicious and came in a huge bowl. We also sampled the guinea pig, a Peruvian favorite. It tasted a lot like chicken (no joke). The drinks were excellent. And even on a Monday,... More 

Thank Sandra G
Oslo, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went tohavelunch in this place they served fantastic hot peruvian food and that is whay we diceded to comeback fro dinner , but this time the dinner was in a buffet style so we clearly reaiized that the food they were serving was the same food they served for lunch time , disgusting

Thank quarrysmith2016
California Desert, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Here you are served the best traditional meals of the city, this restaurant is not touristy, the restaurant is more for locals, besides the traditional meals, they present a live show with local music and vailarines with their typical clothes. I recommend you to visit this place the traditional Cusquenita Pikanteria restaurant that is located only 10 minutes from the... More 

Thank xingliy1006
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It is a great place! Good food! Excellent Andean music! Great show Unique experience Must see!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Luis A
Boise, Idaho, USA
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The two of us shared the stir fried beef for lunch, and it was plenty for two of us. The beef was tender, and it was a well prepared meal at a very reasonable price. Our waiter spoke excellent English, and was very attentive. The entertainers put on a good show.

1 Thank Golf_Scuba_Eat
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Good Tasting Peruvian Food, just too much to eat on one seating, not too expensive, and a nice Musical included , ask for the Frutilla Drink.

Thank Gsalomia
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went there 3 times because It was near my hotel, so I had lunch and dinner. The dishes were very big and tasty. I once had a chicken soup and then a huge Cuy with lots of vegetables. By night there is a show with typical peruvian dances which is very entertaining. The prices were very good and the... More 

Thank Argentinian
Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had one full day in Cusco and chose the Cusquenita for lunch. It didn't fail to impress as far as a cultural experience. We ordered 1 plate of cuy and shared it. There was plenty of food! The costumes and dances were a fun treat. The restaurant was filled with locals and tourists all enjoying a mid-day meal. Clean... More 

Thank jendespain
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a local as great traditional food. We went a la Carte vs the buffet. The food was I would it say bad but not to my taste ( which is quite broad and I have enjoyed many Peruvian dishes) there was however a band and dance show we didn't expect. We enjoyed this unexpected show... More 

Thank Jannekeaus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Tullumayo No. 227 | Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 227314

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?