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Norton Rat s Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 116, Cusco, Peru
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Round Rock, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Norton Rat's is not exactly full of local flavor. However, it is full of an excellent selection of beer, both local and imports. Due to a prime location on the Plaza de Armas, expect to pay a pretty hefty price for your beverages. If you can live with that, it is a nice place to stop for a cold beer... More 

Thank Shane7770
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice with friends in Cusco and this place really is a bit of a dive considering its prime location. The place smells strongly of rats (ironically) and is generally filthy, especially the WCs. It generally feels like a student union at a rough university. I normally judge the kitchen on the basis of the WCs, and they were... More 

Thank RobandKateTravel
Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I frequent this place quite often as we love playing darts - however, the last time we went the dart boards were completely destroyed - as in barely even usable AND they started charging a rental fee to use their darts (which are terrible quality). Prior to this you would just leave them S/50 as a deposit... More 

Thank peruecoexpeditions
Midland, Texas
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cool place to go for a drink. If you are into scooters you will really enjoy it. Look for the Brotherhood 74 koozie.

Thank Brotherhood74member
Los Angeles
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great spot to take a break and have a drink and overlook Plaza Del Armas below. There are only a few balcony stools and its a bit of a tight fit out there, but totally worth it for a great pit stop. Inside it is a tavern type bar that reminds me of those found in the U.S.

Thank cippolite
Dublin, Ireland
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229 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I like this spot. On plaza del armas you can sit up here with a beer and watch the world. I haven't eaten here but heard that the burger is amazing. It has a pool table and dart boards to keep you entertained as well as a large cocktail list.

Thank Daniel C
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Played pool here the only play with a tip and chalk in town I found lol, the darts are fun to! I got a burger and beer they were good to nice views from the balcony of the plaza

Thank Where1go7
Kings Beach, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We did not eat at Norton Rats, but we did have a few drinks and felt right at home. This style of bar is rare in Peru, and it reminded us of a neighborhood-style locals bar in the US. The first time we went, we happened to show up while a Peruvian soccer game was on TV and Norton's was... More 

Thank slc07d
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We saw all the plaza the armas from here with a good Peruvian beer, a good place to take a drink and enjoy the view.

Thank Iván G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is what it is. Sticky surfaces. Pool table dart boards( broken). Lots of back packers. But fun, welcoming and good vibe and music

Thank Glynda K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 116, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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