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Plaza de Armas 606, Chivay, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch instead of the pre-organised trip restaurant and didn't regret it. Cute restaurant, great view over the square for people watching. Food was fine, does what it says on the tin.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Restaurants in Chivay were limited so we decided to try Cabanas based on the reviews. What a nightmare. It was freezing inside and awful from start to finish. We got menus and decided on two different set menus (one each) and ordered. There were two girls working. A huge group came in and there was mass confusion. About 5 minutes... More 

2 Thank Kelly C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

There is no WiFi at all, even cannot get any connection. Food service is very slow. We wait our soup for 45 minutes. Soup is good, but main dish like chicken and alpaca is so so. No one looks happy with their dishes in this restaurant.

Thank Frieda C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Was in this restaurant for 25 minutes, was not served once and witnessed waitress serving 2 bowls of soup to couple, 5 mins later go back, take the soup off and return it to another group. Appalling service and left after half an hour of being ignored.

Thank Hannah F
Santiago, Chile
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I was able to get a bottle of wine along with my trout with garlic sauce. The plate also included French fries and cold veggies. The garlic sauce was amazing. It's a small town, so service is not amazing, but the food was great.

Thank David S
Lima, Peru
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Chivay has quite a few restaurants geared towards tourists at the plaza (think high prices and lots of selections) and we chose Cabanas because it was empty, looked warm, and had a TV that was showing the Peru soccer game. The staff was helpful with the menu (explaining what came with what dishes) and were patient while we decided on... More 

Thank Meredith S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The restaurant is situated just off the main square. Our party of four was still getting acclimatised to the high altitude and wanted something simple and quick and the large family size pizza was just right. The side portion of chips made our meal just perfect. The best part was that the owner spoke English and it made it easier... More 

Thank Chander_62
Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Looks touristy but the trout with Andean herbs was delicious. Great service and a good selection of teas.

Thank Juliacita
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Cabanas is a good option if a) you want to stay close to the town's main square, and b) you have a lot of picky eaters dining with you, because the menu is quite expansive and has options ranging from alpaca dishes to pizza to chifa to crepes. Kid friendly. Food quality is pretty decent. Downside: super slow service. The... More 

Thank JennIAabroad
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

My spouse and I had dinner here after a recommendation from our tour operator. Decent selection and good prices right in the main square. Food was good although we played it safe with a chicken sandwich and pizza since we had a long tour day the next day. Service was relatively quick. However a toddler who apparently was related to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de Armas 606, Chivay, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Colca Canyon  >  Chivay

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