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“Solid staples. Nice atmosphere and staff”

Marcelo Batata Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 844 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: Peruvian, Fusion
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Some Peruvian staples done very well (avocado salad and aji de gallina). Nice atmosphere with very friendly, accommodating staff. Very reasonably priced in a great neighborhood. Roof deck is worth a look, and they provided blankets and heaters for those brave enough to eat up there (40s Fahrenheit in April). Very solid.

Thank Christopher m
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CuscoDining, Manager at Marcelo Batata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Christopher m,

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear about your positive experience with us. We are known for our rooftop terrace and during the day the view (and the warmth) are also fantastic, so it can be appreciated not just at night time! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

After many days of travel and trekking I decided to reward myself with a famous restaurant in the charming and vibrant city of Cusco. Being vegetarian (rarely eat fish) I had to ask to modify some dishes; this drove the waiter crazy because per policy they don’t that (chef’s choice). I just wanted grill veggies and rice :) i think a quoted restaurant must give also The possibility to have some very basic good without too many complications. Anyway I gave up and ordered shrimp and avocado salad, delicious but too tasty for me. Banana and chocolate dessert was delicious. My friends, that eat alpaca found it super good.

Thank maddalena m
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CuscoDining, Manager at Marcelo Batata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear maddalena m,

Thank you for your review. As per our restaurant policy it actually states on our menu that we can modify various dishes to suit any dietary needs. This being said, if we do not use certain ingredients in our kitchen it would not be possible for us to provide that to our clientele. We are very happy to hear that our shrimp and avocado salad was to your liking. We have never before received a complaint for something being too tasty, however. If you would like to share more information about your experience with us we would be happy to receive it at marcelo@cuscodining.com.

Thanks again.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner in this restaurant! Really nice ambience and the food was outstanding delicious. We can highly recommend this place. Our waiter Ignazio did a great job.

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CuscoDining, Manager at Marcelo Batata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Lillyreisen,

Thank you for your comment. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and will congratulate Ignacio on a job well done! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Very very good! Excellent food, and excellent service. Great roof deck! Great vanilla milkshake. it seems this restaurant loves to add mashed potatoes to great dishes, and they all go together very well. I would come again 100%

Thank paulsankey
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KatherineAnaya, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Marcelo Batata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear friend,
We are pleased to know that our service was of your satisfaction, and that our dishes has been an excellent dining experience. Our kitchen focus on rediscovering age-old recipes that allow us to take yesterday’s flavors to today’s table.
Our view from the terrace allows you to see the other side of the plaza as well as the backside of our cathedral, the perfect accompaniment to the meal.
We look forward to your next visit.
Regards

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had a romantic dinner in Cusco at Marcelo Batata. The food was absolutely fantastic, a true modern twist on traditional Peruvian food. Our server Ignacio was lovely and accommodating. We had a Pisco Sour tasting, We started with the Causita, which was AMAZING, and for entrees had el pollo aguaymanto, and anticuchos de alpaca y huancaina. Portions are large and we couldn't finish our entrees.

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Thank nschuchat
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KatherineAnaya, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Marcelo Batata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear nschuchat,
We are pleased to know that our service was of your satisfaction, and that our dishes has been an excellent dining experience, specially on such a special ocassion. Our kitchen focus on rediscovering age-old recipes that allow us to take yesterday’s flavors to today’s table. Our view from the terrace allows you to see the other side of the plaza as well as the backside of our cathedral, we are glad you liked it.
We will make sure that Ignacio is aware of your good comments.
We look forward to your next visit.
Regards

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