Fodor's Expert Review El Batán del Tayta

$$ Chachapoyas Peruvian
Chachapoyas's trendiest eatery tends to elicit sharply polarized reactions: for those in the "love it" camp, local chef David Sancón's innovative take on Amazonian cuisine is a foodie's dream, with imaginative presentations (think guinea pig on a clothesline and ant-studded cocktails), hip jungle decor, and a level of culinary imagination unavailable elsewhere in Chachapoyas. For those in the "hate it" faction, it's all style and no substance. That said, a local puts the case well: "Whatever your final opinion, you can't leave town without trying El Batán.
Peruvian Lively Lunch Dinner $$

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Jr. La Merced 604
Chachapoyas, Amazonas  Peru


Known For:
  • Imaginative jungle decor
  • Bold fusion takes on Amazonian cuisine
  • A culinary philosophy where presentation is as important as flavor

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