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El Truco

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Plaza Regocijo 261, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 235295
09:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was phenomenal (alpaca mignon special, chicken, soup, etc.) and the staff was very attentive, pleasant, helpful, and interested in our experience.

Thank Sharon H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The atmosphere was good the Peruvian dancers and band were superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the entertainment. The Manager and staff were very attentive, well worth the visit

Thank GillWKiruna
Cold Spring, New York
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

An ornate dining room reflects the influence of the Spanish conquistadors making this a sumptuous place for dinner. The restaurant was busy the night we ate there but service was attentive throughout the meal. The food was delicious and our vegetarian friend had one of the best meals of our trip My husband had well prepared trout and I had... More 

Thank ellynvb
Lima, Peru
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered several dishes to share and even though we were the only ones in there, they took very long to take our orders. Service was not good.I tried the Causa rellena and it was ok, but the fish was very small and had no flavour.

Thank Regi268
Whangarei, New Zealand
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Formerly the Museo, El Truco inherits its high ceiling and swish decor. It looks like expensive fine dining, but prices are mid-range (though drinks are expensive). Good food and attentive service

Thank Chris M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

El Truco is the name of this restaurant. Well, we don't know what kind of tricks the chef does but the food is very basic. The service is standard and we saw several people complaining where the host incorrectly responded to the customers. At around eight in the evening live music starts unbelievable loud, be aware of this. Bottom line:... More 

Thank PetervTNL
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

So I stopped in. Most luscious meal ~3 days before I'd had a delicious meal of Cuy de Brasso and was dying to try the Alpaca so ordered the carpaccio which was served with three delightful sauces, one of which was a garlic and another a minty Peruvian staple sauce, all three delicious. Asked the waitress if the alpaca on... More 

Thank Roni K
Terrebonne, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Wonderful regional food in a beautiful setting. Immpecable, relaxed service. Good live music. Reasonably priced.

Thank bk0reg0n
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have never written a bad review but this restaurant was the worst dining experience I have ever had. My sister and I (both well travelled and in our early 60s) went there for dinner in June as it was very close to our hotel and we were tired. The food was barely cooked, they did not have at least... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My friend and I were keen to sample the traditional Peruvian food of roasted Guinea Pig. We noticed prices in restaurants between 48 to 70 Sols and settled on El Truco at 70 Sols assuming it would be good. We had little idea how it should be but the meal served to us was overcooked, tough as shoe leather, no... More 

Thank lynbb2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Regocijo 261, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 235295

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