Anniversary Dinner in Cusco

Old Aug 31st, 2009, 10:13 PM
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Anniversary Dinner in Cusco

Hubby and I will be celebrating our one year anniversary in Cusco in a couple days. Any suggestions where to go for a nice dinner?

We are so excited to be leaving in a couple days for our Peru adventure. Thank you for all the advice! I'll be sure to leave a trip report upon our return!
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Old Aug 31st, 2009, 11:47 PM
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The most expensive (but not necessarily the best) restarant in Cusco is Restaurante Illary in the Hotel Monasterio in Plaza Nazarenas good Peruvian food is a nice loction. In the opposite corner of the square is Fallen Angel which is a funky sort of place (think sofas shaped like giant lips and tables consisting of bathtubs used as fistanks with a plate of glass on top!!) The food was good but it does get very busy and a bit loud so not exactly a romantic location.
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Old Sep 1st, 2009, 07:11 AM
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MAP Cafe was excellent. Stark, minamlist interior, it sits in the middle of Casa Cabera, the beautifully designed Museo de Arte Precolombino. We liked it so much we had dinner there 2 times. Very low key, quiet, good service and superb food. Happy Anniversary!
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Congratulations!

I have 2 recommendations - both great:

Inka Grill (bi-level upscale restaurant in the Plaza de Armas); if you like red wine, order Tacama Seleccion Especial

Map Cafe (see above)

You will love Peru - I wish you the best ...
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Old Sep 1st, 2009, 05:44 PM
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P.S. If you want a great place for coffee, lunch, dessert, or just to people watch, go to Tratamundos (2nd floor restaurant across from the big church in the Plaza de Armas).
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Old Sep 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
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Thank you so much! We will definitely look into those restaurants! (And I'll report back on our return!) The trip came so fast that now I am struggling to tie up loose ends before we leave! I'm so excited!
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Best meal reasonable prices less touristy

GREAT chef...

El Gusto Es Nuestro
Teqsecocha 420 Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone: 00 51 84255060

www.tripadvisor.com Cusco best rviews.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Do we need a reservation for these restaurants?
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Old Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:14 AM
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At Map Cafe we did make reservations just to be on the safe side. But on both days we were there, the restaurant which is small, was not completely full.

I meant to mention that we also ate at the restaurant in Hotel Monasterio and had a very good meal there (although we liked Map better). Also in the Hotel they have a casual part with a bar and big fireplace -- it was nice to order a drink and some apps and sit in front of the fireplace. The Hotel itself is beautiful and worth checking out whether u eat there or not.
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We didn't make reservations for any of my suggestions - just walked in...
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P.S. My husband had the Guinea Pig and I had Alpaca at Inka Grill - both were DELICIOUS! The meal started with warm chip appetizers and then we finished with Creme de Coca Brule - truly memorable....
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Definately Bistrot 370, Calle Triunfo 370, close to the centre of the city. Inka Grill was fine but service was hurried and I wouldn't go for a special meal. Friends went to MAP after we'd all been to Bistrot 370 and they said it was ok but nowhere near as good. We didn't make it to El Gusto Es Nuestro, which I wanted to do, or to the restaurant in the Hotel Monasterio, which I didn't.
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