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Picarones Ruinas

Calle Ruinas, Cusco, Peru
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“fried dough” (2 reviews)
“doughnuts” (2 reviews)
“honey syrup” (2 reviews)
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Peruvian, Spanish, South American
Calle Ruinas, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

These sweet potato based picarones are simply delicious. And the owner I knew when she was a small girl and her mom started the place. Been coming here since the 80s. Don’t miss it. Skip your dessert at dinner at an expensive place and come...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CKuck
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Safe bet in Cusco for desert. Their chicha morada (purple corn drink) is delicious. Service is fast. Price is 1$ for a serving so easy to do as often as you fancy!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jimmy M
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious and original!!! Great owner and tasty meal. Were here twice for our 3 days. Chicha also good!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Eeedmond
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The best picarones you'll find. Every order is made fresh after you order. 4 large donuts drizzled with mildly sweet honey for only S5. My wife and I shared an order twice. We were in and out in like 10 minutes. You'll likely have to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dride52
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Picarones are honestly the best form of fried dough you can find. I searched for this place on my first night in Cusco after having read the tripadvisor reviews. The search is definitely worth it. The place is small but clean and as others have...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DesertTraveller
Reviewed 16 March 2018

I ate picarones for the first time in cusco and relished them with miel de maracuya. The lady selling them convinced me they were gluten free. I am celiac and was delighted to have found a local gf snack that tasted very good. And the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jjaspreet
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

After first trying picarones in Lima and falling in love with the delicious fried donuts drizzled in some sort of honey syrup, it was not going to be the last time we had them! When we got to Cusco the only place we found that...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank elyse b
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Sooo good. You will not be disappointed. 4 donuts for 5 Sols. Cooked right in front of you. Drizzled with honey. Perfect pick me up snack

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Craig257
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The secret is in the dough, sweet potato flour, with local honey on top! It is the perfect dessert (or dinner if you are full after a large lunch). I have eaten picarones here since 1982. They have never been less than delicious! The place...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CKuck
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Traditional hot, made in front of you, doughnuts with a refreshing glass of juice for 5 soles / $1.5.... its simple its cheap. sold.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Jimmy M
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  • Address: Calle Ruinas, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
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