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El Huacatay

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Jr. Arica 620 | First paralel street to the main street mariscal castilla, Urubamba, Peru
+51 84 201790
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour operator advised this restaurant to us, because we really love gastronomy. We went there for a lunch and also had the chance to go to the local market with the owner/head chef, Pio. He showed us around the market and let us taste many different local products. After we walked around the market for some time and got... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a family trip with 18 people, ranging in age from 13-83, we're sometimes hard pressed to find an accommodating restaurant. El Huacatay, named after the local mint that appears in many dishes, was fantastic and first-rate Peruvian food. We were greeted with Pisco Sours for those of drinking age and juice for the rest. We had a three-course prix... More 

Thank delasur
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look, I don't know if it's possible to have an olive hangover, but be careful. They bring them out to start the dinner and they're so good you just might binge and then it's all over after that. To put it simply, if the olives are that damn good, imagine the rest of the menu. So if you find yourself... More 

Thank Corey T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beautiful place with very tasty food! We enjoyed it very much. Highly recomended. Muchas gracias.

Thank חני ס
Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting but we did not enjoy our food much. Plating was nice but flavor was not right. We got the shrimp dish and shrimp with pasta. Shrimp in the main dish were tiny and sauce too sweet. Pasta didn't taste so great either.

Thank tuscanyx2016
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch at the recommendation of our tour guide. Without any pre conceptions ( we had expected a sandwich lunch on the day!) we had an excellent set sharing menu which was of the highest quality in terms of presentation , ingredients and flavours. It was also suitably light leaving you nicely satisfied but full of energy for... More 

Thank Nigel M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Describing the food as "average" is a generous statement. Can't quite place what was wrong, but the flavors just were not well balanced. A little sad that an alpaca had to die to become the carpaccio...I was not impressed.

Thank Samantha L
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am an adventurist eater that loves trying the local cuisine but I can't handle too much spice. The food served at El Huacatay was delicious and fresh with a beautiful presentation. I was nervous about trying the alpaca carpaccio as it is raw meat, but it was exceptional and nothing to be concerned about getting sick from eating. The... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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128 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had lunch here during our recent trip to Peru. We arrived early around noon, not knowing they didn't actually open for lunch until 1:30. One of the staff realized we were outside and kindly invited us in around 1230 to wait on a comfortable sofa inside. (we don't speak Spanish so we weren't sure what time they opened) It was... More 

Thank wader
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I had no idea where or what to expect. The bus dropped us off, on another street, as the streets are too narrow for a bus to navigate. We walked up, what seemed to be an alley, through a door/gate, into a lush garden. We followed the path and entered the door into the restaurant. There were only a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
International, Mediterranean, Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. Arica 620 | First paralel street to the main street mariscal castilla, Urubamba, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Urubamba
  • Phone Number: +51 84 201790

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