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Norton Rat s Tavern

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Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 116, Cusco, Peru
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Chesterfield, UK
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your idea of a good bar is one in which you order a particular brand of cider (from the surly and uninterested staff), are brought a different (and weak, disgustingly flavoured) brand, told that "it's the same" when asking why they brought you this, then being charged the sort of prices that would make a London tourist-trap blush, then... More 

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Thank NiqS
Round Rock, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 

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Thank Shane7770
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 

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Thank RobandKateTravel
Cusco, Peru
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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 

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Midland, Texas
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

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Thank Brotherhood74member
Los Angeles
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

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Thank cippolite
Dublin, Ireland
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228 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Daniel C
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Thank Where1go7
Kings Beach, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 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 

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Thank slc07d
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
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After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 116, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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