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La Chomba

#151 of 593 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Av. Tullumayo 339, Cusco, Peru
27-27-02
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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83 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The long picnic table was filled with neighborhood adults drinking bottles and bottles of cervezas all night. It added to the local's only atmosphere which I got as an insider tip. I was able to view the kitchen as the cook axed the guinea pig down the middle. The cuenta was less than one half charged by those restaurants facing... More 

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Thank CafeConCarlos
Lima, Peru
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Many restaurants in Cusco are nice, but sometimes it's not easy to find one with real traditional food. La Chomba is not a tourist restaurant, it's for locals. Dishes are huge and cheap (considering how expensive Cusco can be) and they have a wide variety of dishes if you get there early enough (lunch time).

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Thank jmomiy
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are in Cusco you must visit this place as everydish is 20 soles and the portions are too big for one person. Most important is how delicious it is.

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Thank christopher_livia
Reno, Nevada
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, everyone in the place was a local. 2 of us split an order of short ribs and frutilla - the local corn beer. This place was the most authentic during our week here so far. Menu had tongue, goat, lamb brain, guinea pig, chicken stew, tripe, to name a few. Helps a lot if you speak Spanish.... More 

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Thank Brad L
Lima, Peru
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

In times where all restaurants serve "gourmet" style (ie fancy presentation and small portions, fusion with other cusine) it is really refreshing to find this restaurant or "picanteria" where locals still go and eat as at home. the flavors are great, portions are generous ( two can eat from a plate if not really hungry) and the ambiance is the... More 

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Thank OceanLook
Lima, Peru
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The place is a tipical"picanteria"..means simple wood floor,tables and ambient , but the food is to die for!! We had all kinds of local specialties like fried udder , tongue and cuy and all without exception was great!

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Thank Andy R
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

For 20 soles you get a massive portion of food. We tried the ribs and roast pork, and the mountain of meat, potatoes and salad was almost too much to finish. It is authentic food, and the restaurant reflects that. We were the only tourists there and the decor and long tables are basic. But if you are looking for... More 

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Thank ellypilavachi
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Sorry, but we were completely disappointed by both food and restaurant itself. Just two (!) minutes after ordering we got the dishes. Most likely after they put the cuy in old French fries fat or the microwave. It was fatty and almost cold. The toilets are quite dirty and don't have toilet paper. Please look out for another restaurant to... More 

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Thank Schulderman
Baltimore, United States
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This place can be a bit hard to find and it will likely be empty at night, but it is great place for lunch. The cordero pernil was good and the lechon con tamal was amazing and the huge frutiados ( not on the menu) were funky and delicious. Get off the tourist trail and try some real Cusco cooking.

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Thank Barnaby N
New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We came to this place as recommended by a local tour guide. The place was truly authentic. The menu is in spanish and there were a lot of locals eating there. You write down what you want on a little receipt and hand it in. The food came out really fast. The service was great. We tried the cuy, chicharrones,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Tullumayo 339, Cusco, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
  • Phone Number: 27-27-02

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