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Marcelo Batata Restaurant

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Calle Palacio 121, Cusco cuz01, Peru
+51 84 222424
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

Lovely food and piscos. From Alpaca steaks to quinua curry there was a wide selection and everything was really tasty! Good service and ambiance too!

Thank Siempredviaje
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

This restaurant is on the top floor of a store - you have to actually walk through the store to get to it. Don't be alarmed when you see the sign over a door, then walk in to find a textile shop. Just turn right and climb up the stairs. There you are. The food is excellent, which explains why... More 

Thank AlunMR
Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

there are a lot of very good restaurants in cusco. we have tried a lot in cusco and in my opinion marcelo batata is the best restaurant. very tasty food and big portions. go for it!

Thank dan1105
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

While in Cusco we visited this restaurant. Staff was great- spoke english Food and drinks were good too! You can pay in Sol (peruvian dollars), US or credit card. This restaurant also has an amazing view- you can walk onto the roof where you can see over the city and the light up Jesus at the top of the mountain.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

I have been to Marcelo Batata on several occasions and their food is just simply amazing. The fresh food is being prepared in an open kitchen and they are happy to change the meals depending on your preferences. The atmosphere is very nice and cozy, great views from the terrace and good service. I just wish the food was a... More 

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Davis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Marcelo Batata was full of foodies from all over the world, and deservedly so. Our causita, an appetizer with sesame encrusted chicken, was melt-in-your-mouth--our party of four should have ordered many of them. My lamb with 3 cheese sauce was amazing--tender and delicious, and Carmen, our server, was gracious and helpful. All good, and in off-season we didn't need the... More 

1 Thank Lenny G
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The quality of the food was simply superb, great service, a fun atmosphere and the best Pisco Sours we had in all of Peru. Don't miss it if you can help it.

Thank Geo0930
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Although from the outside hard to see, this is one of Cusco's treasures. The inside may look a little "simple" but the food (I got Lomo Saltado") was the best I had in Peru. Also very happy and polite servants.

1 Thank Ivo H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

We wanted a light meal the night before we started the Inca Trail. Marcelo Batata had been recommended to us by our hostal owner and we weren't disappointed. We both had the ginger, mint and lemongrass chicken soup and it was amazing - so simple but so tasty.

Thank HellyK_16
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Our second Peruvian restaurant and another great meal. The decor was nice and pleasant. We sat at a table overlooking the kitchen and watched the chefs prepare our meals. I had the the alpaca steak with the hot chili sauce. It was very spicy but not overwhelming. Also included was a variety of vegetables and side dishes that the chefs... 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$6 - US$15
Peruvian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Palacio 121, Cusco cuz01, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: +51 84 222424
Our kitchen offers both tradtional and avant garde cuisine, always focusing on rediscovering age-old recipes that allow us to take yesterday's flavors to today's table. Our specialty is Criolle and Andean cuisine where we highlight the essence of this beautiful mix of varieties that provides us with an endless array of flavors and that each Peruvian carries in their veins. In appreciation for all products we utilize we allow ourselves to play with new flavors and sensations based on the immense diversity of native products available: aji (Peruvian chili pepper), distinct passion fruits, avocados, rice and corn varieties are some of our favorites to explore with. Slow cooking dishes and the high flames of our grill are our favorite preparation techniques to use here at Marcelo Batata.

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