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Gran Restaurant El Zarco

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Jr Del Batan 170, Cajamarca, Peru
+51 76 363421
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We enjoy eating there, good and delicious variety of peruvian food, my favorite was the lamb stew. Prices are very reasonable, the environment is clean and very well located .Service was good. We visited it 3 times.....

Thank acostareyes828
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Something of a local institution, located on the corner of the Plaza de Armas, in large premises. The menu is extensive, including such local delicacies as guinea pig and rabbit, and the portions are large and good value. Accordingly, the place is busy with locals all day. The service left a little to be desired. I had to ask 3... More 

Thank PeruNorth
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for Peruvian food this is the place to go! My parents tried cuy for the first time here and loved it. The humitas and lomo saltado are my personal favorites. This isn't a fancy place, but it very authentic!

Thank Brooklynn A
Lima, Peru
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Most of the food served here is brown, as if everything would have been just fried. This restaurant used to be one of the best places to have lunch, nowadays it's not.

Thank Andres S
Lima, Peru
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Zarco was our place for perfect breakfast, great afternoon coffee break and nice luches. TO beging with breakfast, El Zarco serves great sandwich with asado that is a special kind of meat very flavory and soft, perfect coffee and good juices. For lunch you can try Lomo Saltado, it is impressive. For afternoon coffee try againg any kind of sandwiches... More 

Thank Toti O
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

The place is dirty. The services is bad. It took many minutes to have a waiter. Also, the food is terrible. I ordered a parrilla. The meat was not good, just over cooked. Dont go!!!!!

1 Thank Miguel L
Tustin, California
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We go there every time we go to Cajamarca. The food is more expensive than other restaurants, but the caldo de Gallina is quite good. If you go early enough, you can get great pan serrano (mountain bread) to go with el caldo.

Thank D S
Sudamericano por el mundo
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Founded by a cook who worked in traditional Salas restaurant, today is a good option to eat! have a juice and connect to Internet. OK prices and service.

Thank andeantonio
Bethesda, Maryland
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We went in, I sat on a wet chair. The ambiance is 1960s industrial communist food, steamy, big vats of soup and stew and dingy old tables. The menu is peruvian, we looked at it, didnt like the vibe, our kids hated all the choices and we left. it is cheap though.

1 Thank Aegir101
Cairns, Australia
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

If you think that whistling for your waiter is inappropriate then quite simply, don't go! It gets busy with the local crowd because the food is good enough and its cheap. they have wifi and the beers are cold. The ambiance is relaxed in a Peruvian way. If you hang at local places normally then you will like this, if... More 

Thank markaschmitt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr Del Batan 170, Cajamarca, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cajamarca Region  >  Cajamarca
  • Phone Number: +51 76 363421

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