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Balcones de Puno

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Jr. Libertad 354 | between la Plaza de Armas and el Parque Pino, Puno, Peru
+51 51 365300
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Staten Island, New York
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195 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every day from 7.30 Pm until 9 Pm you can enjoy festive folk show of multiple Peruvian bands. Amazing cultural experience accompanied with great meals and perfect service. You can go just for the show or get the whole dinner with many dining options prepared with care. Location in the centre of Puno gives you an opportunity to stroll around... More 

Thank YuryGr
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Looked for vegiterian and had a few choices. Very helpful for my dear.ands on spice, etc. Dance was equally interesting for an illeterate like me to in Peruvian culture.

Thank Arun S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Being a peruvian, I was quite uneasy while I watched their dance show and try their food. Granted, peruvian culture is so vast that I always feel like a tourist when visit places in my own country, but my comparison and expectations are surely different of a real foreign visitor. And there are also good things about these place if... More 

Thank hyperion9287
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I had the confit Cuy (Guinea pig) and it was very tasty. Probably different from the other versions you've tried in Peru. There was a live show of dance and music. Although interesting, it was so loud that you had to yell to have a conversation with your friends.

Thank Mike R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, very big selection, not surprising, but just ok local food. The music and dancing is lovely and is interesting to see and this justify choosing this place for dinner on your one or two nights in Puno

Thank m_dory
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stopped in for traditional Peruvian food and for the dance show! This was a super fun part of our trip to Peru - it was pretty touristy, but if the shoe fits... Glad we made time for this on our trip! Reservations recommended.

Thank Rachel V
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The chicken is lovely but the show took my breath away. The dancers were spirited but the musicians, especially the piper on the siku and zampona, were virtuosos. Every time he was on the stage, the piper upped the ante leaving the audience entranced with his amazing performance. That his fellow musicians could keep up with him hinted at each... More 

1 Thank guitarist2016
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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a good evening at Los Balcones de Puno. We arrived at 7.30pm, just in time for the start of the show. For about 2 hours, they successively featured traditional dances (with different costumes each time, colorful and elaborate) and traditional music pieces (guitar and flute). As another reviewer said, the show was full of energy and enthusiasm, quite... More 

1 Thank Hélène D
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The show starts promptly at 7:30 every night, we got a reservation 15 minutes prior and it was just perfect. We ate an amazing vegetarian dinner, although they have lots of other options, and tipped generously to both the band and the dancers. Still under 200 soles. The show was beautiful and moving, and lasted for about 90 minutes, well... More 

Thank Nathaniel A
Bath, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A great evening out. Authentic Peruvian food with dishes such as Cuy (Guinea Pig), alpaca and Trout (from lake titicaka). The food is good quality and tasty. Service is fast and friendly with English speaking. There is also local dancing show with traditional music. This creates a great atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. Libertad 354 | between la Plaza de Armas and el Parque Pino, Puno, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Puno Region  >  Puno
  • Phone Number: +51 51 365300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?